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Austin Residents to Continue to Benefit from Fluoridation

August 27, 2015

The city of Austin, Texas will continue to provide its residents with the benefits of community water fluoridation (CWF) after a proposal to end the public health practice failed to…

CDC Cites Community Water Fluoridation among Effective Strategies for Preventing Tooth Decay

August 27, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the National Governors Association and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, has recently developed State Strategies to Improve Health…

Say Hola to Summer with New AAP Oral Health Resources in Spanish

August 25, 2015

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recently translated two of its resources in to Spanish. The AAP/Bright Futures Oral Health Risk Assessment Tool has been translated and can be…

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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.