It is time for Spokane to fluoridate its community water. I support the City Council adjusting the level of fluoride in Spokane’s water supply to provide a good balance for health. As a thirdgeneration Spokanite currently raising the fourth generation, I was blessed with parents along with my childhood dentist, Dr. Mecham, who believed in fluoride supplements and treated my sister and I with them. At 52 years old I have yet to have a cavity. My parents weren’t as fortunate by being treated with fluoride and have had several cavities and major dental work throughout their lives.
Everyone deserves a healthy start like my sister and me. Even though most children have access to fluoride as a supplement, many children don’t have adults in their life that take the extra step to make sure the child receives it. I feel strongly that fluoridated water for Spokane will improve the overall health of our community.
*Original letter online at https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/aug/30/its-time-to-fluoridate/