Community Public Water Fluoridation Resources


Featured Resource Water Fluoridation:A Community Toolkit - from the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health (click to download
This toolkit is designed to assist local community advocates in supporting public water fluoridation. As an oral health advocate, the Coalition's "Water Fluoridation: A Community Toolkit" is your resource on the health benefits, cost savings and media outreach on fluoridation. The Coalition encourages you to use the toolkit as a you talk with friends, colleagues and opinion leaders within your community about community water fluoridation.

Additional Resources -
CDC Statement on Community Water Fluoridation April 2015
Common Questions about Fluoride
Questions and Answers on 0.7 PPM Fluoride
Water Fluoridation (MO Department of Health & Senior Services)
Fluoridated Water - Tap Into It! (video from Brighter Futures Michigan)
Water Fluoridation: Many Still Don’t Receive Its Benefits (Pew Charitable Trusts)
Fluoride Is Effective: A Summary of the Research (ILikeMyTeeth.org)
Coalition Letter to the Editor December 2012
Fluoridation Basics (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Community Water Fluoridation: Questions and Answers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Tooth Decay in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Preventing Dental Caries with Community Programs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
10 Reasons to Fluoridate Public Water (American Dental Association)
The Facts About Bottled Water (American Dental Association)
The dentist’s role in promoting community water fluoridation: A call to action for dentists and educators (Journal of the American Dental Association)

2012 STATISTICS SHOW INCREASE IN U.S. RESIDENTS RECEIVING FLUORIDATED DRINKING WATER (from the CDC) - The latest data show that in 2012, 74.6% of the U.S. population on community water systems, or a total of 210.7 million people, had access to optimally fluoridated water. This is significant progress from the Healthy People 2020 baseline of 72.4% (2008) towards the target of 79.6%. Since 2008, an additional 15 million people have received the benefit of fluoridated water. Evidence shows that the prevalence of tooth decay is substantially lower in communities with water fluoridation.