Recent fluoridation status update:
Frequently Asked Questions about Fluoride and community water fluoridation.
Along with the overwhelming majority of the world’s health care organizations and leaders within the scientific community, the Florida Department of Health firmly supports and continues to recommend community water fluoridation as the most economical and effective means to control the major public health problem of dental caries.
– Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
Florida Surgeon General
Water fluoridation is the best method for delivering fluoride to all members of the community, regardless of age, education, income level or access to routine dental care. Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay extends throughout one’s life, resulting in fewer – and less severe – cavities. In fact, each generation born over the past 70 years has enjoyed better dental health than the one before it.
– Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.
United States Surgeon General