General Fact Sheets Overview

Community Water Fluoridation Fact Sheetpdf icon [PDF-290KB]

Fluoridation Basics
Provides a brief overview of fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay.

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth
This summary guidance explains how to achieve protection from tooth decay throughout life, while reducing the chances of developing dental fluorosis.

Cost Savings of Community Water Fluoridation
Two studies conducted by CDC examined the cost-effectiveness of community water fluoridation and the wide benefit of fluoridated water in states that are highly fluoridated to those people living in nonfluoridated communities. Together, the studies continue to show that widespread community water fluoridation prevents cavities and saves money, both for families and the health care system.

Preventing Dental Caries Through Community Programs
Describes the reduction in tooth decay attributed to community water fluoridation and school-based dental sealant programs and provides examples of states that have implemented effective prevention strategies.

Bottled Water and Fluoride
Some bottled waters contain fluoride, and some do not. This fact sheet covers common questions about bottled water and fluoride.

Lack of Association Between Daily Temperature and Children’s Water Intake in the United States
The objective of this report is to describe the effect of maximum daily temperature on total water intake among children aged 1 to 10 years during 1999–2004.

Overview: Infant Formula and Fluorosis
Answers common questions about infant formula and fluoride within the context of preventing tooth decay.

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