Community water fluoridation has been extensively studied for over 70 years. The evidence is clear. It is safe and effective.
Water fluoridation improves oral health for people of all income levels and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
What Iowa's Local Public Health Experts Say about Community Water Fluoridation
Today more the 100 million Americans lack dental insurance. Community water fluoridation offers an early, inexpensive preventive strategy that benefits all who simply turn on their tap.
Here's the return on investment: every $1 invested in community water fluoridation yields a savings of $38 in dental care.
Children who do not drink fluoridated water have a 32% higher rate of decayed or missing teeth.
Drinking fluoridated water supports tooth enamel keeping teeth strong and healthy as we age - reducing 25% of tooth decay.
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