Do the benefits of fluoride outweigh any possible risks?

Yes, the most significant benefit is the prevention of dental disease that would occur if people don’t get the right amount of fluoride. Optimally fluoridated water is a significant health benefit and federal government agencies agree.

Dentistry, in advocating for water fluoridation and use of fluoride supplements when needed, has succeeded in preventing vast amounts of dental disease which has saved children and adults pain and families and communities dental care costs!

Dentists want as many people as possible to enjoy the health benefits of this simple, safe, inexpensive and proven disease-fighting public health measure.