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Connecticut’s Strong Water Fluoridation Workgroup’s Statewide Victory

May 13, 2016

Connecticut, the first state ever to approve a law assuring residents’ access to fluoridated water, successfully amended that law this month. While maintaining guaranteed access, the state changed the level…

More Doggone Myths about Fluoride

May 9, 2016

Last month, the Examiner.com published Dog health problems linked to excessive fluoride, an article filled with false claims about fluoride’s effect on dogs. Although the Examiner states that each of…

Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2016 and Toast to the Benefits of Water Fluoridation

May 3, 2016

May 1-7, 2016 marks more than 35 years since the American Water Works Association and its members began celebrating Drinking Water Week. This event provides a unique opportunity for both…

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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.