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Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States

Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States Summary Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) in the United States and other economically developed countries. When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and […]

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What is Community Water Fluoridation?

Tooth Decay and Fluoride What is community water fluoridation? Community water fluoridation is the adjustment of the fluoride concentration in the community water supply to a level beneficial to reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health. The mineral fluoride is essential for strong healthy teeth that resist decay. Almost all waters contain some quantity […]

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