Fluoride in the Water Prevents Cavities! Get it from the tap!

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of community water fluoridation. This year’s slogan is “Fluoride in the water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!”

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. The ADA (American Dental Association) and dentists across the country remind parents that leading by example is the best way to establish healthy dental habits with young children. Drinking fluoridated tap water is one way to support proper hydration and cavity prevention.

Community water fluoridation is one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century, and what better way to celebrate together than by going to the tap in February!

This article appears in the February 2020 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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