… The American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control have endorsed water fluoridation since 1950 and while they admit that fluoride can be toxic in excessive quantities, the ADA maintains that at optimal levels, water fluoridation is a safe and effective way to prevent dental decay.

But, when we tried to ask the tough questions, the CDC and State Dental Director Elizabeth Lense, denied our requests for interviews.

We were instead referred to the CDC’s Web site and the American Dental Association’s “Fluoridation Facts” — an article that was last reviewed in 2005.

Stockin says much of that information is outdated, and some of it is just plain wrong.

“It’s bad science, it’s outdated science,” Stockin said.

… If you’d like more information on the Lillie Center’s dental fluorosis project, click here . And if you have been diagnosed with dental fluorosis, CBS Atlanta would like to hear from you. Email your story to news@cbsatlanta.com

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