Community Water Fluoridation

Since 1945, communities have been combating tooth decay by fluoridating public water supplies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children living in communities with fluoridated water have about 25 percent fewer cavities than children in communities without fluoridation. With rising health care costs, community water fluoridation is a cost-effective intervention to prevent oral health complications for people of all backgrounds, regardless of age, education, or income levels.

Community Water Fluoridation: One of the top ten public health interventions of the 20th century!