Community Water Fluoridation
“Fluoridation is the single most important commitment that a community can make to the oral health of its citizens.“
-Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop
The Massachusetts Coalition for Oral Health strongly supports and recommends community water fluoridation . . .
- Fluoridation is the most cost effective measure for preventing tooth decay, a disease that affects 98% of the U.S. population.
- Fluoridation is a safe, economical and practical preventive measure that benefits people of all ages and incomes.
- 195 million Americans now receive the health and economic benefits of fluoridation, an ideal community prevention measure for over 65 years.
- More than 100 reputable national and international health organizations, including the American Medical Association, the National Cancer Institute, and the World Health Organization, recognize the benefits of fluoridation.
To find out whether the water in your community is optimally fluoridated, go to: My Water’s Fluoride, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.