Research Articles on Community Water Fluoridation


  1. “Quantifying the diffused benefit from water fluoridation in the United States” - Griffin SO1, Gooch BF, Lockwood SA, Tomar SL.
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  2. “Systematic review of water fluoridation” - McDonagh MS1, Whiting PF, Wilson PM, Sutton AJ, Chestnutt I, Cooper J, Misso K, Bradley M, Treasure E, Kleijnen J.
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  3. “An Economic Evaluation of Community Water Fluoridation” - Griffin SO1, Jones K, Tomar SL.
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  4. “Preventing Dental Caries: Community Water Fluoridation” - The U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force.
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  5. “Economic Evaluation of Community Water Fluoridation” - Tao Ran, PhD, Sajal K. Chattopadhyay, PhD, and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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  6. “Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis in the United States, 1999-2004” - Eugenio D. Beltrán-Aguilar, D.M.D., M.S., Dr.P.H.; Laurie Barker, M.S.P.H.; and Bruce A. Dye, D.D.S., M.P.H.
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  7. “Review of Fluoride: Benefits and Risks” – Report of the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Fluoride of the Committee to Coordinate Environmental Health and Related Programs, the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
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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

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