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Here you will find short video clips designed to educate on the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation, featuring interviews with dentists, physicians, and representatives of leading health organizations.
 

Surgeon General’s Statement on Community Water Fluoridation

Watch as United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy delivers a statement on community water fluoridtion. Surgeon General Murthy is committed to promoting a culture of disease prevention through community efforts and ensuring health equity for all.

Fluoridated Water: Tap Into It

Did you know an estimated 200 million people in the United States drink and cook with fluoridated water every day? View this informative video from Brighter Futures Michigan on the safety and benefits of community water fluoridation.

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.

The History of Fluoride

Community water fluoridation began in 1945. Watch as Dr. Bill Kohn, DDS, gives the history of fluoride and how community water fluoridation became one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.

The Opposition

Some well-meaning people in your community may have concerns about fluoride and community water fluoridation. Many times it is because of false information that can be found on the internet. Watch Dr. Bill Kohn, DDS discuss why opposition exists despite community water fluoridation’s proven benefits to public health.

Fluoridated Water is Safe

Community water fluoridation has been studied since the 1940s and remains a safe way to prevent cavities. Watch Dr. Aaron Carrol, MD, MS present the facts about water fluoridation, discuss its safety and share the valuable oral health benefits that result from drinking fluoridated water.

Infant Formula and Fluoridated Water

According to the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is safe to use fluoridated water to mix infant formula. Watch Dr. Gary M. Whitford, PhD, DMD explain why this is the case.

Why Fluoride is Important for your Teeth

You are never too young to learn the benefits of community water fluoridation. Watch this animated film with your children to learn together why fluoride is important for teeth.

Fluoride in our water: A healthy choice

With so many confusing ideas out there, a lot of choices we make for our health can be difficult. Deciding to drink tap water with fluoride though should be easy. Watch this video to learn a few of the reasons that Pew Charitable Trusts supports this proven oral health practice.

Debunking unreliable claims about fluoridation

Critics of water fluoridation have used the web to circulate a variety of misleading messages about 27 studies that were evaluated in 2012 by researchers affiliated with Harvard, claiming associations between fluoride and children’s IQ scores. This video produced by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine provides a brief background on these studies and clarifies the evidence.

Water fluoridation and your health

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) has developed a great video on the importance of community water fluoridation. Speakers include a school nurse, teacher, pediatrician and more.