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Fluoride in Water

ADA Responds to Study Regarding Fluoride Intake In Mexico

Study published in Environmental Health Perspectives looks at fluoride intake and children’s IQ. Learn more.


EPA Denies Petition to Ban Use of “Fluoride Chemicals”

The petition does not provide a scientifically defensible basis for request.  See details.


A Mom’s Guide to Fluoride

Fluoride is natural, safe and can help build a strong healthy smile for your child.  Learn more.

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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.