Community Fluoridation Resources
The issue of the discontinuation of community water fluoridation continues to be of concern to the MDA. The MDA provides various resources to help aid efforts. If you have questions or concerns regarding fluoridation in your community, please contact the MDA.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published U.S. Public Health Service Recommendation for Fluoride Concentration in Drinking Water for the Prevention of Dental Caries, which stated:
Through this final recommendation, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) updates and replaces its 1962 Drinking Water Standards related to community water fluoridation—the controlled addition of a fluoride compound to a community water supply to achieve a concentration optimal for dental caries prevention.1 For these community water systems that add fluoride, PHS now recommends an optimal fluoride concentration of 0.7 milligrams/liter (mg/L).
The above resources have been tailored for a public audience (lay, community members). MDA members can access a Fluoride page for dental professionals by clicking here.