Oral health care experts across the globe overwhelmingly support the addition of fluoride to tap water. It is cited as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below is just a small sampling of what the experts have to say on community water fluoridation.
ODA President Dr. Larry Levin:
Water fluoridation helps prevent tooth decay – it’s just that simple. I see it in my office all the time. Water fluoridation is something kids need from a very early age — adults need it too. It’s preventative care that will help for life.
Canadian Dental Association President Dr. Deborah Stymiest:
Water fluoridation is one of the greatest preventative measures we have in the war against dental decay. There is clear evidence that fluoride helps natural tooth enamel remineralize.
World Health Organization:
Universal access to fluoride for dental health is a part of the basic human right to life.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure for preventing tooth decay and improving oral health over a lifetime.