Celebrate Drinking Water Week 2016 and Toast to the Benefits of Water Fluoridation

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May 1-7, 2016 marks more than 35 years since the American Water Works Association and its members began celebrating Drinking Water Week. This event provides a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Celebrating Drinking Water Week is an easy way to educate the public and connect with the community.

Young Girl Drinking WaterDuring this celebratory week, join the Campaign for Dental Health in recognizing this event by raising a glass of fluoridated drinking water and toasting to the health benefits that fluoride provides in protecting oral health.

Fluoride exists naturally in virtually all water supplies and reduces decay by strengthening tooth enamel. Community water fluoridation remains critically important as tooth decay affects more than 90% of Americans by the time they reach their adult years. For additional information and resources about Drinking Water Week, visit the American Water Works Association website.