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Preserving and Implementing Water Fluoridation in Your Community: A Community Toolkit!

September 1, 2015

Whether you have a great deal of knowledge about community water fluoridation or none at all, this Community Toolkit is for you! What are the most effective messages for gaining…

Martinsville, Virginia City Council votes to retain fluoridated water

September 1, 2015

The Martinsville, Virginia City Council voted on August 25, 2015 to continue community water fluoridation (CWF). Despite a vocal campaign by fluoride opponents, Martinsville joins a growing number of municipalities…

Largest City in the State that Discovered the Benefits of Fluoride in Water Votes to Continue Fluoridation

August 31, 2015

Last week the Denver Board of Water Commissioners voted to continue to fluoridate its municipal water systems, guaranteeing the 1.3 million people it serves the ongoing benefit to their dental…

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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.