Fluoride in Our Water

Facts you need to make a healthy choice

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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.

As of January 2015, states and communities have been adjusting the level of fluoride in public water systems for 70 years—which makes this a great time to look at facts: 

  • Roughly 74 percent of Americans whose homes are connected to a public water system receive fluoridated water.
  • Water fluoridation has resulted in about a 25 percent decrease in tooth decay for children and adults.
  • Adjusting fluoride levels in water is one of the most effective and cost-saving strategies for states and communities to improve the oral health of their residents. 

These are just a few of the reasons that Pew Charitable Trusts supports this proven oral health practice. See more at http://www.pewtrusts.org/fluoride

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