Meadville, Pennsylvania Votes to Initiate Fluoridation

June 20th, 2017 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

The favorable 3-2 vote on starting water fluoridation in Meadville, Pennsylvania is wonderful news. Although Meadville isn’t a large city, this win is very important for several reasons. First, several communities in the state have ceased community water fluoridation (CWF) in the past few years. This victory disrupts an anti-fluoride momentum, potentially setting Pennsylvania communities […]

San Jose, CA Gives Residents a Timely Gift of Better Oral Health

December 20th, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

The holiday season is a time of giving, and families in several areas of San Jose, California received an early gift on December 12 when their local water system began providing water with fluoride to their homes. Roughly 230,000 local residents gained access that day to fluoridated water—a public health approach that has been endorsed […]

2016 Community Water Fluoridation Determination Awards

August 10th, 2016 Campaign for Dental Health News, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Partners in Fluoride

Congratulations to Francoise Mbabazi of Oral Health Colorado and Patti Ulrich of the Michigan Oral Health Coalition for being presented with the Community Water Fluoridation Determination Award at the fourth annual fluoridation meeting, Oral Health Equity: Building Coalitions to Tackle Disparities! Oral Health Colorado and the Michigan Oral Health Coalition have displayed determination above and […]

Connecticut’s Strong Water Fluoridation Workgroup’s Statewide Victory

May 13th, 2016 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

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 of fluoride to the amount now recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which reflects the current scientific evidence. Updating this law […]

Fluoride: Water Isn’t the Only Vehicle Used

January 21st, 2016 Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

In Europe, a variety of methods are used to ensure that fluoride’s benefits reach a large population of children and adults. Ireland, England and Spain have water fluoridation programs that reach nearly 13 million people. Several areas of Italy have natural fluoride levels that are high enough to help prevent tooth decay. In Germany, Switzerland, […]

Election Produces a Victory and a Setback

November 5th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

At least two ballot measures on fluoridation were decided on November 3, 2015 by voters in two cities. Voters in Gloucester, Massachusetts supported the continuation of community water fluoridation, while voters in San Marcos, Texas adopted a city charter amendment that forbids this practice. Nearly two-thirds of voters in Gloucester backed a referendum asking “Shall […]