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The Cochrane Review on Community Water Fluoridation – Additional Resources

July 24, 2015

In addition to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) comments on the Cochrane Review of CWF, the American Dental Association (ADA) recently posted a press release and…

Network for Public Health Law Affirms CWF

July 23, 2015

Following the April 2015 release of the new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommendations, the Network for Public Health Law released an excellent issue brief on community…

A Perfect Smile Comes at a Cost: How Poverty and Food Insecurity Cement Disparities in Oral Health

July 8, 2015

Contributed by Qadira Ali Huff, MD, MPH Overview- Why This Matters: A picture-perfect smile falls just out of reach for many children living in poverty. Dental caries is the most…

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The Campaign for Dental Health (CDH) was created to ensure that people of all ages have access to the most effective and affordable way to protect teeth from decay — community water fluoridation (CWF). Why? Not that long ago, run-away cavities and gap-toothed smiles were commonplace. Thankfully, the past half century has seen lots of progress. Better dental care and widespread fluoridation have vastly improved our oral health.

But this progress has been uneven. Millions of people, especially poor and minority children, suffer needlessly from dental problems. Poor oral health leads to missed hours of school and work, more costly and involved treatment, and sometimes life-threatening infections. Community water fluoridation is the safest, most effective and equitable way to help reduce and prevent dental disease for people of all ages.

The CDH is a broad network of oral health advocates, health professionals, child and family organizations, and scientists working together to preserve our nation’s gains in oral health. Our mission is to provide the public and policy makers with the evidence-based information and tools they need to promote and protect fluoridation. Read more about the CDH here.

We encourage you to read more about how fluoride works, the debate over fluoridation, and common myths and facts. Find resources to help you act now to promote oral health. Learn and share accurate, science-based information about CWF. We have answers to common questions about fluoride and guidance on how to protect children’s teeth. Or type your questions directly into the search box.