Professor John Abbott, Director of Clinical Dentistry at James Cook University, discusses the benefits of fluoride in the water supply.
“When I see a perfect set of teeth in the clinic,” he says, “I ask whether that person was born in Cairns. The answer is always no. It’s sometimes Sydney, or elsewhere in NSW or Victoria. I can tell straight away if you’ve got 28 nice teeth with no fillings at all that they haven’t lived in Cairns.”