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Old Aug 16th, 2010, 10:07 PM       
Fluoride mouthrinse program to re-start in schools this year

The Ohio Department of Health's school-based fluoride mouthrinse program will be reinstated for the upcoming school year.
The health department suspended the program last year after state representatives passed a bill that required any prescription medications given to students in school to be administered by health professionals. Gov. Ted Strickland signed legislation in May that made an exemption for fluoride mouthrinse.

"Fluoride rinse programs are one tool to help eradicate dental disease for Ohio's children," said David Owsiany, executive director of the Ohio Dental Association, adding that preventing tooth decay can eliminate the need for more invasive and expensive care in a child's future.

The cost of running the program, paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is roughly 25 cents per student per year, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

In the 2008-2009 school year, about 39,000 students from 150 elementary schools across the state participated in the program, which targets communities without sufficiently fluoridated water.

One early review of fluoride mouthrinse programs showed a 31 percent reduction in cavities for communities without fluoridated water.
mmmmmmm, delicious.

Gotta get them while their young and neutralize that threat. It's kind of like pulling weeds.
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