Why Fluoride In Your Tap Water Is a Good Thing

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Why Fluoride In Your Tap Water Is a Good Thing

Your orange juice can contain calcium, and milk can help deliver Vitamin D into your daily diet. Watch this great video from the American Dental Association to find out why adding fluoride to your community water systems is safe, natural and effective at preventing 25% of cavities.

  • “It is so important that prevent tooth decay, which can be a very serious disease if not treated. Water fluoridation helps adults as well as children. We have evidence of that.People are keeping their teeth longer. Thank goodness!”
    Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH, Professor, University of California, School of Dentistry

  • “I’m a mom. I’m a dental hygienist, and I’m also a researcher. And I like to wear all three hats. I always try to find the best science and evidence when I’m trying to make decisions about my children. And fluoride, especially through community water fluoridation, is one of those no brainers. I have absolutely no concerns about community water fluoridation harming children. I’m actually more concerned about them NOT having fluoride.”
    Julie Frantsve-Hawley, PhD, Executive Director, American Association of Public Health Dentistry

  • “You want to make an impact on a community? Fluoridation is the foundation for better oral health.”
    Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH, President, Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health

  • “Fluoride in community water is absolutely safe. It has been used for over 70 years to help prevent tooth decay.”
    David Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, Chairperson, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Oral Health

  • “We are all a network and a community that rely on one another for the well being of ourselves and our own children. Community water fluoridation is a really important example of joining together as a community, investing in ourselves as a community, so that we can raise our children in the most healthy way possible.”
    Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH, Assistant Professor, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine