[floo r-i-dey-shuh n, flawr-, flohr-]
- the addition of fluorides to the public water supply to reduce the incidence of tooth decay.
Origin of fluoridation
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Examples from the Web for fluoridation
Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
- the addition of about one part per million of fluorides to the public water supply as a protection against tooth decay
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Word Origin and History for fluoridation
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- The addition of a fluorine compound to drinking water for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.
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