A Strong Consensus of Editorial Support

February 16th, 2016 Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride in the News

Over the past dozen or so years, the topic of community water fluoridation (CWF) has generated intense discussion in a variety of U.S. cities and communities. In many cases, daily newspapers share their perspective through editorials. A five-year analysis of editorials from these newspapers reveals that more than 80% of them endorsed fluoridation. This is […]

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, […]

Star Athlete Endorses…Drinking Water!

December 22nd, 2015 Fluoride in the News

When was the last time you saw an athlete like basketball’s Stephen Curry choose to endorse something as healthful as drinking water? On December 17, 2015, Brita®, which makes water filtration products, announced a three-year deal with Steph Curry to promote not only Brita® but the health benefits of drinking water. Importantly, if your tap […]

National Governors Association Promotes Community Water Fluoridation

December 15th, 2015 Fluoride in the News, What the Experts Say about Fluoride

In an October 2015 paper, Health Investments that Pay Off: Strategies to Improve Oral Health, the National Governors Association (NGA) recommends that governors who want to address oral health needs should consider interventions with strong evidence of improving health outcomes, including community water fluoridation (CWF). Noting that tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood […]

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 […]

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 […]