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CDC – Infographic: Communities Benefit from Water Fluoridation

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Pollution | December 4th, 2019 | Division of Oral Health
Note from the Fluoride Action Network,
The following information, online today, was “last reviewed: May 5 2017” by the CDC. As one can read, there have been no attempts to include warnings or information for pregnant women, bottle-fed infants, child carers, and others on fluoride’s neurotoxicity. Nor has there been any effort to update this site to include mention of the 63 fluoride IQ studies and the Mother-Offspring fluoride studies. We include this for historical purposes only. (EC)

Infographic: Communities Benefit from Water Fluoridation

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Communities benefit from Water Fluoridation

Water Fluoridation is safe, effective, and saves communities money.

On average, communities with water fluoridation experience:

  • 25% fewer cavities than communities without water fluoridation leading to:
    • Less pain
    • Less fillings and teeth pulled
    • Less missed days of school and work
  • A return of $20 for every $1 invested
    • Less expensive dental treatments needed
    • Saves communities and families money

Water fluoridation improves oral health and reaches everyone in the community.

Visit www.cdc.gov/fluoridation for information about community water fluoridation.