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 […]


Martinsville, Virginia City Council votes to retain fluoridated water

September 1st, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

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 to reject attempts to deprive residents of the benefits of fluoridated water. In 2014, water fluoridation was challenged in 88 communities around the country and […]


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

August 31st, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

Last week the Denver, Colorado 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 health. The Resolution provides an eloquent explanation of the Water Board’s process, rationale, and findings, and places these in the context of the region’s […]


Fort Smith, Arkansas Fluoride Contract Approved

August 11th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted last week to approve a contract for the engineering services related to the addition of fluoride to the town’s drinking water. The Board of Directors previously accepted a $2 million grant from Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to support the fluoridation effort. This measure will bring the benefits […]


Colorado Officials Recommend all Communities Fluoridate

July 30th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, Fluoride in the News

Governor John Hickenlooper and Dr Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, have issued a statement supporting the use of community water fluoridation (CWF) in all Colorado communities: “The Governor’s Office and Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommend all Colorado communities fluoridate their […]


Rockport, Massachusetts Votes to Retain Fluoridation!

May 7th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

After a somewhat contentious debate regarding the retention of community water fluoridation (CWF) in the small town of Rockport, Massachusetts, the residents have recognized the benefits of CWF and voted to retain the practice. Health advocates are pleased that Rockport will enjoy the benefits of CWF for years to come. As the old saying goes […]


Now Available: Recording and Slides from Webinar on 2014 CWF Wins at the Ballot

February 25th, 2015 Communities Supporting Fluoride

Community water fluoridation (CWF) won big on Election Day when communities throughout the country overwhelmingly voted to retain their fluoridation programs. Despite strong and intimidating opposition, robust grass roots organizing and strong messaging allowed communities to hold on to gains and handily defeat anti-CWF ballot initiatives. The “Community Water Fluoridation Wins at the Ballot: Lessons Learned […]