Sandra couldn't be bothered to answer my email
During the Southampton SHA’s fluoridation consultation both yourself and Prof Newton described the fluorosis white spots as of little consequence at one time saying it enhanced the look. Even saying only dentists are aware of it.
Yet on A call to arms: saving kids’ teeth http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2016/11/08/a-call-to-arms-saving-kids-teeth/ the dentist’s own web site there is a video advertising the Icon treatment for removing these same white spots. The dentist even asks the patient does the white spots bother you. The second video show the satisfied patient who says it was worth the cost – didn’t say how much it was.
Why didn’t you tell the public the truth you may well get white spots and it will cost a packet to cover them up?
Will you tell the councillors in Hull who are now considering fluoridation with no doubt backing from their MP Alan Johnson the x minister who pushed fluoridation in 2008?
A member of HAF
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:30 PM
Subject: Your email to Public Health England
Thank you for your email of 11 November. I have been asked to reply.
There are a number of causes of white spots on teeth, including fluoride ingestion during tooth formation.
The ICON treatment you refer to is primarily designed to manage white spots caused by tooth decay. The website for the treatment talks about this in more detail and outlines the role that fluorides play in prevention such spots (https://uk.dmg-dental.com/products/icon-caries-infiltration/).
Water fluoridation reduces the prevalence of tooth decay, including early tooth decay causing white spots such as might be treated by the above methods.
Public Health England’s 2014 water fluoridation health monitoring report included a section on dental fluorosis and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-fluoridation-health-monitoring-report-for-england-2014
I trust this is helpful
Correspondence and Public Enquiries Officer
Public Health England