Fluoridated Water Named a Great Public Health Achievement of the 20th Century

Fluoridated Water Named a Great Public Health Achievement of the 20th Century

the science of smiles pasadena caFluoridated water: It’s safe. It’s reliable. It has tremendous capacity to improve oral health, AND it has been named “one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Today, almost 75% of the U.S. population using public water systems has access to optimally fluoridated water.

Water Fluoridation Through the Years

It took scientists decades to determine the right balance of water fluoridation. And, through their due diligence, their work has shown how the proper levels of fluoride can help strengthen tooth enamel and remineralize teeth that have already been damaged by the early effects of tooth decay.

Fluoridated water has significantly improved the oral health of Americans across the nation. When the process was introduced more than 70 years ago in Grand Rapids, Mich., early studies indicated that safe levels of water fluoridation reduced the amount of cavities in children by as much as 60% and reduced tooth decay in permanent teeth nearly 35%.

A Great Contributor to Oral Health

Today, studies continue to prove that the fluoridation process is effective in reducing tooth decay by 20 to 40%, even while fluoride can be found in other products, such as toothpaste. With fluoride available in multiple sources, dental health officials say this one-two preventive punch has been the greatest contributor to the improvement of oral health for millions of people.

THE SCIENCE OF SMILES proudly supports fluoridation in the interest of improving public oral health, both by the toothbrush and by a glass of water.

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