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Fluoride in Water

A Statement from the Surgeon General

Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy supports water fluoridation as a safe and beneficial public health measure to prevent tooth decay. Get complete coverage.

 

Fluoride: The Superhero Inside Your Mouth

There’s war against cavities raging in your mouth—and there’s one fighter who’s always on your side. It’s not a bird, and it’s not a plane. It’s fluoride! Learn more.

 

5 Reasons Why Fluoride in Water is Good for Communities

The CDC named water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Learn Why.

 

Water fluoridation “holds greatest promise” in preventing early childhood caries

A new study in JADA shows that water fluoridation is a cost effective and equitable solution. Read more.

Fluoridation Symposium

The 70th Anniversary Fluoridation Celebration and Symposium presentations are now available.

See the Presentations

Fluoride in Water is Safe and It Works

More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.