History Is Full of Bad Decisions

Posted & filed under Children's Oral Health and Fluoride, Facts about Fluoride, Fluoride and Public Health, What the Experts Say about Fluoride.

We all have them, those cringe-inducing photos from 10 years ago. Did we really wear those colors? What made us like that hair style?

Over time, change is inevitable. Even scientific facts and evidence evolve and change. That’s why, for example, in 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services revised the recommended level of fluoride in water to protect our teeth. In response to an increase in the availability of fluoride and an accumulating body of evidence, adjustments and updates led to continuing this sound public health practice with informed modifications.

Seven decades of experience and research reaffirm the evidence that community water fluoridation (CWF) is effective and safe to protect teeth in people of all ages. History is full of bad decisions. Community water fluoridation isn’t one of them. Water with fluoride offers a lifetime of benefits, backed by a lifetime of evidence.