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The Connecticut Coalition For Oral Health - Your Friends And Neighbors In The Dental/Health Professions - The Connecticut Coalition For Oral Health - Your Friends And Neighbors In The Dental/Health Professions -
want you to know the facts about fluoride and community water fluoridation.








Connecticut Department of Public Health on Fluoride Connecticut Department of Public Health on Fluoride
Almost all water has some natural fluoride. Usually it is not enough to prevent tooth decay. The amount in many drinking water supplies is changed to a level to help reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. Thousands of studies have shown that water fluoridation is safe. It is effective and the best way to improve oral health in a community. Given the large decrease in tooth decay over the past 60 years, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) named water fluoridation one of Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. It became a law in the state on May 18, 1965.
Answers about Fluoride from your Pediatrician & the American Academy of Pediatrics Answers about Fluoride from your Pediatrician & the American Academy of Pediatrics
After 70 years of data, every major health group agrees. Fluoridated water protects your teeth without risks to your health. That's why we have community water fluoridation. Just as we add vitamin D to milk for healthy bones. As we add folic acid to bread for healthy red blood cells. We also adjust fluoride in water to the best level to stop tooth decay.

Health groups say this is why most people no longer need dentures. They were much more common before fluoridation. Studies show that it is why dental costs are lower in communities with it.

More than 3,000 scientific studies have been printed on it. They support the safety and value of water fluoridation. I t is endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the World Health Organization. Many other respected health and medical organizations support it. It can reduce tooth decay by as much as 25%. That is over and above the effects of products with fluoride such as toothpaste and mouth rinse.


Getting Your Dental Records Getting Your Dental Records
Under Connecticut law you have the right to access and get copies of your dental records. This is important to do when you go from one dental home to another. It is important for your new dental home to have copies of your recent x-rays, patient chart and other information. They will use that to plan your care. The link above goes to a page provided by the Connecticut State Dental Association. It explains your rights under the law. If you need help in understanding this information you can call us at 855-CT-DENTAL (855-283-3682), Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Community Health Network of Connecticut Community Health Network of Connecticut

Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc. (CHNCT) serves as the state of Connecticut's Administrative Services Organization (ASO) for the HUSKY Health Program.


The HUSKY Health Web Site The HUSKY Health Web Site

Choose the HUSKY Health web site to view enrollment and other information about the HUSKY Health plan.


The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership or CTBHP is a Partnership which provides access to a more complete, coordinated, and effective system of community based behavioral health services and support.

 

 


LogistiCare - Non-emergency Medical Transportation LogistiCare - Non-emergency Medical Transportation
This site hosts information for eligible Medicaid Husky A, C and D members to assist with transportation request to non-emergency medical appointments. The Connecticut Department of Social Services has contracted with LogistiCare to manage Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT) in Connecticut. The program is meant to reduce barriers for arranging needed transportation, improve quality of the services and to ensure accountability for Medicaid trips.
The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services The State of Connecticut Department of Social Services

The Connecticut Department of Social Services can provide helpful information regarding services such as food and nutrition, medical and dental health, financial, work, energy assistance, support for children, child care, community services and housing and shelter.

 


United Way of Connecticut 211 (Info Line) United Way of Connecticut 211 (Info Line)

HUSKY Infoline is a specialized unit of the United Way of Connecticut that provides information on the HUSKY program to working families, individuals, agencies, providers and other interested parties. The HUSKY Health Program is Connecticut's state health insurance program. Toll-free number throughout Connecticut, callers can reach knowledgeable, multilingual staff and get information. 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

 


American Dental Association (ADA) American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA or American Dental Association was founded in 1859, it is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world and is the leading source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.


Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA)
The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) holds free dental events across the communities of Connecticut.  See the Community Events Calendar at the CSDA home page for details and upcoming events.


Past Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) e-newsletters Past Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) e-newsletters
View past e-newsletters for CTDHP clients. Learn important oral health tips and more about your benefits. If you are a CTDHP/HUSKY Health client, not receiving our newsletter and would like to receive it, please click here and let us know.