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Fluoride in Water

 

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.

Boston Globe Editorial

How we learned to stop worrying and love fluoridated water. Read more.

 

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.

 

New York Times reports: Fluoridated Water Helps Older Adults Keep Teeth

A recent study shows that residents in areas with fluoridated water were more likely to have all their teeth. Read more.

HHS Fluoride Announcement

ADA Applauds Final Announcement on Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water

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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.