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Letter: My Experience With Fluoridation

To the Editor:

I read with interest the letters concerning fluoridation. I have examined many studies concerning this problem and other problems. Many studies go back and forth, from one side to another. For example, consider studies on coffee, eggs, saccharine, mammography, smoking, etc.

I can only relate my own experience with fluoridation. We lived in Fairfax County, Va., for 40-plus years. Fairfax County fluoridates its water supply. My five children have very few cavities. Our dentist had to add orthodontics to his practice because of the decrease in cavities. Forty years later, we have no apparent adverse effects and Fairfax County still fluoridates its water.

What is the difference between fluoridating the water supply and having fluoride put on children’s teeth at school or at the dentist’s?

Diane Romano

White River Junction