Many communities in the U.S. adjust the level of fluoride to the recommended level for optimal dental health. Drinking tap water with fluoride is safe and helps to prevent tooth decay and protect against cavities.
Community water fluoridation has helped dramatically reduce cavities, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named it one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Studies show that community water fluoridation prevents at least 25% of the cavities in children and adults. Siimply by drinking tap water, people can benefit from fluoridation’s cavity protection.
Fluoride improves dental health and saves money in dental treatment costs. With fluoride and staying consistent with dental cleanings we can stay ahead of dental decay and other tooth issues.