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12Sep2013

Benefits Of Fluoride

THERE ARE MANY MISCONCEPTIONS about the safety and effectiveness of fluoride. Here is the truth!

  • Community water fluoridation is regarded by experts as one of the most effective public health measures a community can take. Since its practice, studies show a 40% reduction in the amount of dental decay!
  • Teeth benefit from fluoride when they are exposed to a tiny yet regular supply of fluoride (1 part per million fluoride in water).
  • Cavities affect 50 percent of first graders and 80 percent of 17 year-olds.
  • Every $1 invested in community water fluoridation yields approximately $38 savings in dental treatment costs.

Fluoride Is Safe!

  • Fluoride levels found in fluoridated water are well within the safe levels issued by the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and EPA.
  • All water treatment additives, including fluoride, must meet strict quality standards and require testing and certificates from the American Water Works Association and the National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute – both nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy By…

Drinking your community water, using fluoride toothpaste and practicing excellent oral hygiene! If you are unsure if your community fluoridates the water, ask us! If not, we can recommend supplemental fluoride to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free!

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