Many dentists support the fluoridation of water as a preventive measure against tooth decay. Fluoridation has been increasing steadily in the last few decades. This method is especially useful in reducing the amount of tooth decay experienced by young children. Dentists encourage citizens to get involved in the issue by attending local government meetings and supporting water bills which propose new or continued fluoridation of drinking water. Even the CDC supports this. Dentists care about the oral health of their patients and encourage citizen involvement in maintaining a high standard of oral health in this country. Fluoridation is an important part toward the realization of this goal.
Reflect on these key points:
- 1Tooth decay is devastating to all age groups and especially younger people.
- 2Fluoride occurs naturally in water but not in amounts large enough to be useful.
- 3Drinking water enhanced with fluoride reduces tooth decay by 25%.
“They are contributing to the overall health of their community.”