Yes, tooth decay still remains a widespread problem, affecting more than 90 percent of Americans by the time they reach their adult years.

In fact, 53 percent of Wisconsin third graders have at least one cavity, according to the state Department of Health Services’ report “Healthy Smiles/Healthy Growth Wisconsin’s Third Grade Children” released in 2013.

Fluoridation offers an easy, inexpensive preventive strategy that everyone benefits from simply by turning on their water faucet.