Community Water Fluoridation

Community water fluoridation is a safe and cost-effective prevention measure that provides protection from dental decay throughout the lifespan, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. Although tooth decay is both preventable and treatable, it remains the number one chronic disease affecting young children.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes community water fluoridation as one of the ten greatest achievements in public health during the twentieth century.

Community Water Fluoridation: Train the Trainers

BOHMAC holds community water fluoridation trainings throughout the state. Below are resources with evidence-based information on fluoridation. If you are interested in learning more about our trainings, having a training in your area, or learning more about fluoridation please contact us at

From the Massachusetts Office of Oral Health: Community Water Fluoridation Status

Community Water Fluoridation Status | 

Fluoridation Resources

One Smile Brockton

Defenders of Community Water Fluoridation

Ten Reasons to Fluoridate

Say This, Not That

Fluoridation Update / CWF on the Internet and Social Media

Harvard Deans Letter

Q&A on 0.7 PPM Fluoride Update

CDC – Oral Health and Fluoride

CDC – Fluoride Basics

ADA – Fluoride and Fluoridation

ADA Fluoride Facts (PDF)

Statements from 10 Leading Health Authorities Regarding Community Water Fluoridation (PDF)

Massachusetts Dental Society Fluoride Brochure (PDF)

Massachusetts Department of Public Health – Water Fluoridation Factsheet (PDF)

Massachusetts Department of Public Health -Fluoride Preventing Cavities (PDF)



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