Dental care prevention using fluoride

Prevention First

Dental care in the United States accounted for 7.2% of per capita healthcare expenditures, higher than the expenditures for cancer treatment (5.4%) and diabetes (4.6%).

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Fluoride can be added or removed from water to bring fluoride to the optimum level for oral health.

Water Fluoridation

Fluoride can be added or removed from water to bring fluoride to the optimum level for oral health.  Fluoride at optimum levels produces a 25% decrease in cavities.

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fluoride exists naturally in virtually all water supplies.

Supporting Statements

Many respected organizations have endorsed fluoridation as a safe, effective way to reduce tooth decay.  Adding fluoride to drinking water benefits everyone.

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Oregonians Matter

We care about the oral health of Oregonians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state there are two measures that improve oral health in a community – Community water fluoridation and school-based dental sealant programs.

Oregon was recognized by the Pew Charitable Trusts (2015) as one of the top three states for school dental sealant programs.

Oregon, however, ranks 48 out of 50 states in access to optimally fluoridated water “with less than one-quarter receiving fluoridation’s benefits."

Let's see what we can do to improve that.