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Medicaid Turns 50 — and Saves Money from Fluoridation

July 30, 2015

Medicaid serves as a critical safety net for children when it comes to dental care. Not surprisingly, this program takes up a significant share of the typical state budget. New…

Colorado Officials Recommend all Communities Fluoridate

July 30, 2015

Governor John Hickenlooper and Dr Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, have issued a statement supporting the use of…

Recommended Children’s Books on Teeth

July 28, 2015

The Maryland Dental Action Coalition has released a list of 22 recommended children’s books on oral health. What a great way to increase information on oral health to families and…

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The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) was created to ensure that people of all ages have access to the most effective and affordable way to protect teeth from decay — community water fluoridation (CWF). Why? Not that long ago, run-away cavities and gap-toothed smiles were commonplace. Thankfully, the past half century has seen lots of progress. Better dental care and widespread fluoridation have vastly improved our oral health.

But this progress has been uneven. Millions of people, especially poor and minority children, suffer needlessly from dental problems. Poor oral health leads to missed hours of school and work, more costly and involved treatment, and sometimes life-threatening infections. Community water fluoridation is the safest, most effective and equitable way to help reduce and prevent dental disease for people of all ages.

The CDH is a broad network of oral health advocates, health professionals, child and family organizations, and scientists working together to preserve our nation’s gains in oral health. Our mission is to provide the public and policy makers with the evidence-based information and tools they need to promote and protect fluoridation. Read more about the CDH here.

We encourage you to read more about how fluoride works, the debate over fluoridation, and common myths and facts. Find resources to help you act now to promote oral health. Learn and share accurate, science-based information about CWF. We have answers to common questions about fluoride and guidance on how to protect children’s teeth. Or type your questions directly into the search box.