Monday, August 14, 2017

Health experts voice strong support for community water fluoridation

According to the American Dental Association, 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 percent 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.

The ADA recommends 5 Reasons to Support Fluoridation of Drinking Water, a recent article by Rachel O’Connor, PA-S and Jonathan B. Levine, DMD, in the Huffington Post.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, cost-effective public health strategy to improve the oral health of all Coloradans. To learn more, go to the health department's fluoridation website.

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