Oral Health Topics
For six decades, the American Dental Association has continuously endorsed the fluoridation of community
water supplies and the use of fluoride-containing products as safe and effective measures for preventing tooth
The majority of bottled waters on the market do not contain optimal levels (0.7–1.2 ppm) of fluoride. And,
some types of home water treatment systems can reduce the fluoride levels in water supplies potentially decreasing
the decay-preventive effects of optimally fluoridated water.
For more detailed explanations, read the online version of ADA’s Fluoridation Facts booklet. It is a 71-page comprehensive encyclopedia of fluoridation facts with over 350 scientific
references. Order your copy of ADA’s Fluoridation Facts from the ADA Catalog.
Related Web Links
The ADA Council on Access, Prevention, and Interprofessional Relations has compiled the following list of
non-ADA Internet sites that provide information on bottled water and home water treatment systems:
Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration