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Fluoride in Water

Fluoridation Facts

Updated book now in print copy and eBook format. See details.

Fluoridation Webinar Series

Throughout the month of July, the ADA has webinars dedicated to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Community Water Fluoridation.

Learn more about fluoridation

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
  • plus, it prevents tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults.
Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride's cavity protection (video).  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.