Essay on Comm: Dental Fluorosis and Public Water supply

Submitted By MrzPretty92Lady1
Words: 848
Pages: 4

Community Water fluoridation
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: After hearing my speech, my audience will know more about the advantages, and the disadvantages of fluoridated community water.
Thesis: Community water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay.
Organization Pattern: Logical Pattern
I. Attention Device: In the year of 1944 Dr. H. Trendley Dean , head of the Dental Hygiene unit at the National Institute of Health, wondered whether adding fluoride to drinking water at safe levels would help to fight tooth decay. That year Dean got his wish, the City Commission of Grand Rapids, Michigan voted to add fluoride to its public water supply the following year. In 1945 Grand Rapids became the first city to add fluoride to its water supply. Just after 11 years, Dean announced an amazing finding that the caries rate among Grand Rapids children born after fluoride was added to the water supply dropped more than 60 percent. This revolutionized dental care, making tooth decay for the first time in history preventable for most people. II. Community water fluoridation is the controlled addition of fluoride to a public water supply to reduce tooth decay. III. Focus on Thesis: According to Centers for Disease Control and prevention, for 65 years community water fluoridation has been safe and healthy in preventing tooth decay. IV. Connect to Audience: Fluoride is found in our everyday drinking water such as faucet water, water fountains, wells, and this also includes some bottled waters. V. Authoritative Step: I have attended Tulsa Technology Center to study the roles and duties of dental assisting and I have received my dental assisting certificate. One of the things we were educated on is water fluoridation.
Sign Post: Today, I will be talking about the basics of water fluoridation, the advantages of water fluoridation, and the disadvantages of water fluoridation.
I. Main Point: What are the basics of water fluoridation? A. In its Fluoridation Facts brochure (accessed online at, the American Dental Association stated that "Water Fluoridation is practiced in approximately 60 countries benefiting over 360,000,000 people. B. In 1974, congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act which requires EPA to determine the level of contaminates in drinking water. The maximum contaminant level goal for fluoride is 4.0 mg/L. EPA has set this level of protection to prevent potential health problems. C. Fluoride can easily get into water through gaps and pore spaces between rocks. Most water supplies contain some naturally occurring fluoride. And of course many communities add fluoride to their public water supply.
Transition: Now that I have talked about the basics of fluoride, I will tell you about the advantages of water fluoridation. II. Main Point: What are the advantages of water fluoridation? A. A person’s income level or ability to receive routine dental care is not a barrier to receiving its health benefits. So it is cost effective. B. You can receive benefits simply by consuming foods and beverages prepared with fluoridated water. So it is easily accessible. C. It is implantable. Meaning it does not affect the appearance, taste, or smell of drinking water. So it has no negative impact on your senses.
Transition: Now that I have told you about the advantages of water fluoridation,