Fluoride Fact Sheets
-- Austin, TX CWF Fact Sheet
-- Dallas, TX CWF Fact Sheet
-- Fredricksburg, TX Fact Sheet
-- Marlin, TX Fact Sheet
-- Fluoride Additives Fact Sheet PDF
-- Water Well Fluoride Fact Sheet PDF
-- Comparing ROI of Fluoridation PDF
-- Community Water Fluoridation by the Numbers by PEW
-- DSHS Texas Fluoridation Program Fact Sheet PDF
-- Weight of the Evidence
Fluoridation is proven to reduce tooth decay by 29%!
The CDC reports that fluoride toothpaste and fluoridated water “provide important and complementary benefits.”
After one of Canada’s largest cities stopped adding fluoride to its water, its rate of childhood cavities rose 81% more than the rate in a different city that continued fluoridation.
Oral health affects national security: The Defense Department supports water fluoridation because it “improves and sustains the military readiness” of our soldiers.
The average lifetime costs of treating a decayed molar is $6,105, the lifetime per-person cost for fluoridation is much less(the cost of fluoride per capita depends on location).
-- CDC FastStats, Life Expectancy
Fluoridation benefits taxpayers and low-income families by reducing Texas’ Medicaid costs by $19 per child, per year.