Community Water Fluoridation Basics

Here are a few resources to broaden your knowledge on the basics of community water fluoridation.

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Benefits of
Fluoridation

Statement on the Evidence Supporting the Safety and Effectiveness of Community Water Fluoridation


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named community water fluoridation 1 of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Review their statement on the evidence regarding the safety and benefits of community water fluoridation.

Cost Savings of Community Water Fluoridation


Community water fluoridation saves money for both families and the health care system. View this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet to learn more about the cost savings of community water fluoridation.

Why Water Fluoridation Makes Good Business Sense


Cavities can be painful, and if left untreated may lead to missed school or work. Untreated cavities can also lead to increased health care costs. This article from the Pew Center on the States explains why community water fluoridation is a smart investment for communities and families.

How Fluoride Works

How Fluoride Works


Nearly all cavities can be prevented. Children and adults benefit from drinking fluoridated water. View this video to learn more about how fluoride works to prevent cavities.

How Fluoride Works


Community water fluoridation works to build a foundation for strong, healthy teeth. This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infographic takes you through the process of how fluoridation prevents cavities and strengthens your smile. Print it to share with others.

The Facts

Community Water Fluoridation Fact Sheet


Community water fluoridation is safe and effective at preventing cavities. It also saves money. Learn more about the benefits of community water fluoridation with this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fact sheet.

Wisconsin Community Water Fluoridation Fact Sheet


In Wisconsin we know that oral health impacts overall health, and is important for the well-being of our residents. This Wisconsin Department of Health Services fact sheet on community water fluoridation explains the importance of community water fluoridation for the State of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Fluoridation Supporters


Many respected groups support community water fluoridation as a public health activity. This graphic shows some of the many Wisconsin supporters of community water fluoridation.

My Water’s Fluoride


How much fluoride is in the water you get from your tap? Water with fluoride helps to protect teeth from cavities. It is important to know how much fluoride is in your drinking water. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends a level of 0.7 milligrams per liter of fluoride in your drinking water to prevent cavities. My Water’s Fluoride is a website where you can find if your water system has fluoride.

Myths & Facts


There is a lot of information about community water fluoridation available on the internet. Not all available information is accurate and it can be time consuming to sift through everything. This document from ilikemyteeth.org outlines the facts of community water fluoridation and answers the most frequently asked questions.

Not All Studies Carry Equal Weight


When making decisions about your health, it is important to use accurate information. This article from the Pew Research Center outlines how to review research on fluoridation.