Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Water Fluoridation is a Cost-Effective Strategy Behind Good Oral Healthcare

Monday - Feb 28, 2011

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Supports Water Fluoridation

Champaign, IL - Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reduced the optimal levels of recommended fluoride in drinking water to 0.7 parts per million, fluoride remains the most cost-effective way to combat tooth decay. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) Children's Dental Clinic continues to support water fluoridation and encourages both children and adults to drink tap water to help prevent decay. Fluoride is a mineral that exists naturally in most water supplies. It helps improve the quality of life through less tooth decay; reduced time lost from school and work; and less money spent to restore, remove, or replace decayed teeth.

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