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Encouraging Latino Immigrants to Trust Tap Water

April 5, 2016

Lots of people—especially Latino kids—have problems with tooth decay, even though it’s easy to prevent. That’s why Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has spearheaded a campaign to introduce Latinos to…

Empowered, Citizens of Lake City, Florida Reinstate Fluoridation

April 4, 2016

Lake City, Florida might have a cautionary tale to tell, but it’s one with a happy ending. This small community recently came together to fight for the health of their…

Why is Pizza Crust in New York So Good? It’s the Water!

April 1, 2016

In the aftermath of the Flint, Michigan water crisis, the American public is growing increasingly concerned about the safety of its water. The process of filtering and disinfecting water, whether…

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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.