Community Water Fluoridation: A Public Health Imperative

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Policy Brief

This policy brief explains the protective effects of community water fluoridation, which are experienced across all age, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups but benefit vulnerable populations the most.


Key Points: 

  • Fluoridated water is considered one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century.
  • Fluoridated water reduces health care costs.
  • Fluoridated water’s benefits should be explained to patients.