Definition of Fluoridation

1. Noun. The addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay).

Exact synonyms: Fluoridisation, Fluoridization
Generic synonyms: Addition
Derivative terms: Fluoridate, Fluoridise, Fluoridize



Definition of Fluoridation

1. Noun. (chemistry) The act or process of adding fluoride to something, especially water ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fluoridation

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Medical Definition of Fluoridation

1. Addition of fluorides to a community water supply, usually 1 ppm, to reduce incidence of dental decay. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Fluoridation

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The last part of the book is devoted to the winning of approval for the initiation of fluoridation in the first trial communities, the extension of ..."

2. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On ...by DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"For seven site groupings, the O/E ratios in the three longer intervals were all below the lowest ratio for the 15 years prior to fluoridation among both ..."

3. Healthy People: The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion & Disease by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"fluoridation of Community Water Supplies With tooth decay affecting 95 percent ... fluoridation is one of the most effective—and cost-effective—preventive ..."

4. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"Thus, it has been argued that water fluoridation might not be the most effective way ... Various sources have concluded that water fluoridation has been an ..."

5. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"The fluoridation decisions of the fifties went through all the stages of ... Many cities adopted fluoridation outright, but in other cities the issue became ..."

6. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Children living in communities with inadequate water fluoridation should receive appropriate dietary fluoride supplements. While examining the mouth, ..."

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