According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), community water fluoridation is one of the most significant public health achievements. Fluoride is nature’s way to fight cavities. It is a common element found in soil and in fresh and ocean waters.
For more than 75 years, dentists and scientists have known that fluoride makes teeth strong, more resistant to decay, and is safe to use. Marylanders are lucky, because 94% of households served by the public water supply receive fluoridated water.