Community Oral Health Resources

A study, published June 2018 in the Journal of Dental Research, reaffirms the benefit of community water fluoridation (CWF). The study found that where 75% or more of the population in a community has access to CWF, there was “a substantial caries-preventive benefit . . . for U.S. children and that the benefit is most pronounced in primary teeth.”

The CDC has developed downloadable materials to help educate audiences on the value of community water fluoridation.

A resource from the National Cancer Institute 

“When Sugar is Not So Sweet” is a brief guide that includes simple visuals and messages dental providers can use to talk with patients about reducing and eliminating sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption to reduce dental decay and other associated chronic diseases.