1) Helps Prevent Tooth Decay
Fluoridated water is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay, which is one of the most common conditions in children. Studies have shown that children who live in a community that does not have fluoridated water are three times more likely to need dental surgery.
2) Prevents Tooth Decay in People of all Ages
It is estimated that fluoridated water helps prevent tooth decay in at least 25 percent of adults and children. This is why fluoride is often called nature’s cavity-fighter.
3) Effective and Safe
The American Medical Association, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention and Amerian Dental Association all agree that fluoridated water is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. There have also been a number of studies done to confirm that fluoridated water is safe and effective.
4) Saves Money
Tooth decay causes the cost of dental insurance and taxes to increase. It is estimated that fluoridated water can help cities save $38 on the cost of dental treatments for every dollar that is invested in fluoridated water.
Fluorine is naturally found in the oceans and ground water. Water fluoridation involves adjusting the fluoride to the optimal level for tooth decay prevention. It is similar to the process of fortifying beverages and foods.