community water fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit

Local health departments play a critical role in promoting effective strategies to improve and maintain oral health. NACCHO’s new Community Water Fluoridation Communications Toolkit has resources to help local health departments and other organizations educate…

Strengthening Community Water Fluoridation to Prevent Cavities

Cavities (tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic diseases among American children and adolescents. In 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan made history as the first U.S. city to combat cavities by fluoridating its public…

NACCHO and CDC Launch Pilot Project to Improve Oral Health through Local Water Fluoridation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the collective annual cost of dental care in the United States is over $113 billion, while another $6 billion is lost when Americans miss work…