Arkansas Communities to Begin Adding Fluoride to Water
The city of Greenwood, Arkansas is set to begin fluoridating the community’s water supply that serves nearly 9,000 residents. The city will utilize a $124,000 grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to support this public health practice that is mandated by the state for communities 5,000 or more residents. In addition, the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas will begin to fluoridate their two water treatment plants in early 2016 through a $1.8 million grant from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. Fort Smith is currently the largest city in Arkansas that does not fluoridate its water supply. Community water fluoridation is a public health strategy that has been proven to be safe and effective at preventing tooth decay.