Community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay and promote oral health for over 65 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized community water fluoridation as one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.
Community water fluoridation provides protection and improves the oral health of the entire community. Optimally fluoridated water:
Protects teeth, prevents and reduces severity of decay,
Benefits people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and income groups, and
Saves money for families and tax payers.