Community Water Fluoridation
Community water fluoridation, the adjustment of a naturally occurring mineral to a level demonstrated to have the greatest benefit, was named as one of the top ten health achievements of the 20th Century. Water fluoridation is the only oral health intervention that benefits everyone regardless of age or income level.
72.4% of Americans have access to optimally fluoridated water, but technology has changed the way that people get their information, including about water fluoridation. False information about water fluoridation abounds on the internet. Safety-net oral health providers play an important role in helping patients understand the importance and safety of this public health measure. We encourage NNOHA members and their clinics to educate patients and elected officials about the importance of community water fluoridation.
Community Water Fluoridation 101: What it is, how it works and why you should care
I Like My Teeth.org – The Campaign for Dental Health
Center for Disease Control
Pulitzer Prize Winning articles on Fluoridation
NNOHA can provide assistance in local fluoridation efforts by providing expert contacts, information and support.
Contact email@example.com if:
- You or your patients have questions about water fluoridation,
- Your community is trying to fluoridate the community’s water supply, or
- Your community is facing an attempt to remove fluoride from the water.
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