Fluoride occurs naturally. Most cities in Missouri have some fluoride in the water, even if it is not added to the water supply. That means most of you drink at least some fluoride when you go to your tap for a glass of water.
Community water fluoridation helps prevent tooth decay by adjusting the fluoride in the water supply to an optimal level. Many drinking water supplies contain some fluoride naturally, however, to prevent tooth decay, it is important to supplement and maintain an adequate level of fluoride to achieve this goal.
Approximately 100 communities in Missouri are currently supplementing the natural fluoride level in the water system to the best level for dental decay prevention.
Your Water’s Fluoride
For more information about community water fluoridation, please visit the following links:
Park Hills Recognized for its Water System
Help for kids' teeth: Another fluoridation study reports "clinically significant" benefits
Draft U.S. government report doesn't conclude that fluoride is harmful at low levels
MO DHSS ODSH Safe Fluoridated Water SC
MO DHSS ODH Water Operators OC
MO DHSS ODH Water Operators SC
New fluoridation tablet system to be deployed across US
Opinion: Community Water Fluoridation Protects Missourians’ Oral Health
Show Me About Missouri's Public Water Systems and Fluoride: Water Operators
Show Me About Missouri's Community Water Fluoridation
New Fluoride Technology Supports Rural Health
Green Bay scores touchdown for community water fluoridation
A great local community decision! Park Hills to continue fluoridation
During #ChildHealthDay, parents should know that both kids and adults benefit from drinking tap water with added fluoride. Most bottled water lacks enough fluoride to prevent cavities. https://bit.ly/3iluWHc
WHAT ABOUT FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER?
4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth
What is Community Water Fluoridation?
The Story of Fluoridation
Celebrating 75 Years of Community Water Fluoridation!
STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES THAT COMMUNITY WATER FLUORIDATION IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED RISK OF OSTEOSARCOMA
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has issued notice about a funding opportunity for school-based teledentistry services! Learn more about this excellent opportunity to deliver teledentistry, a new and transformative way of delivering preventive and treatment dental services with greater efficiency.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has created a new Missouri Oral Health Plan for 2020-2025
Missouri Health Talks on the Current Status of Missouri Oral Health – from Intersection, KBIA 91.3 – with Dr. John Dane, MO State Dental Director & Gary Harbison, MCOH Executive Director
Why You Shouldn't Use Fluoride Free Toothpaste
Southern Missouri Town Stops Adding Fluoride to Water; Dentists Predict Tooth Decay
What Every Mom Ought to Know About Fluoride
Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?
Important resource from Campaign for Dental Health! Community water fluoride supports everyone’s health!
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Children's teeth are paying the price for the cancellation of fluoridation in Calgary
Studies underscore efficacy of water fluoridation
Houston council hears opinions on fluoridation
Public Health England (PHE) has published its Water fluoridation: health monitoring in England 2018 report. The report finds evidence to support the safety and effectiveness of water fluoridation in reducing tooth decay, "especially among deprived communities."
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created the Safe Water Program Improvement e-Learning Series designed to help health department programs strengthen services to people who use wells, cisterns, springs and other private drinking water systems.
WHAT ABOUT FLUORIDE IN DRINKING WATER?
Modern Miracles – 10 ways we beat disease over the last century - #4: Fluoride
Fluoride OK’d for Albuquerque water supply
Albuquerque Reverses Water Supply Fluoridation Policy https://www.wateronline.com/doc/albuquerque-reverses-water-supply-fluoridation-policy-0001
City agrees to seek grant to update fluoridation equipment http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/city-agrees-to-seek-grant-to-update-fluoridation-equipment/article_87f3dd5e-8228-11e7-a92b-13f6a98fbaec.html
Meadville, PA, Votes to Initiate Fluoridation http://ilikemyteeth.org/meadville-pennsylvania-fluoridation/
TN Health Department Encouraging Communities to Fluoridate Their Water Supplies http://wgnsradio.com/tn-health-department-encouraging-communities-to-fluoridate-their-water-supplies--cms-33133
Why Some Millennials Aren't Smiling: Bad Teeth Hinder 28% In Job Search https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2017/03/28/why-some-millennials-arent-smiling-bad-teeth-hinder-28-in-job-search/#1e5879dc59c6
Water fluoridation saves Americans over $6 billion in dental work http://www.cuanschutztoday.org/water-fluoridation-saves-americans-over-6-billion-in-dental-work/
Flouride Really Saved Our Teeth: Video from Campaign for Dental Health http://ilikemyteeth.org/learn-and-share/fluoride-really-saved-teeth/
No-Drill Dentistry: Fluoride Treatments Can Prevent Cavities In Adults http://www.npr.org/…/no-drill-dentistry-fluoride-treatments…
Calgary study suggests kids have more cavities without fluoridation of water http://www.theglobeandmail.com/…/calgary-s…/article28780465/