During oral health screening in schools, the Oral Health Program staff observed that 1st and 2nd grade children in fluoridated areas had less dental decay than children in non-fluoridated areas.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified community water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. 

All past and present U.S. Surgeons General have issued statements supporting community water fluoridation.
Click here to see if your community's water is fluoridated.
Healthy Smiles Coalition
Professionals and Organi-zations that Recognize the Public Health Benefits of Community Water Fluoridation for Preventing Dental Decay.

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Fluoridation is an effective public health tool readily available to millions of Americans.  Many Louisianans also share in the benefits of drinking fluoridated water.  This website provides useful and valuable information on the benefits of fluoridated water.  For additional information, please refer to any of the attached links in the website.
As always please discuss any concerns with your pediatrician and your dentist.

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