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What is Community Water Fluoridation?

Fluoride exists in water naturally. There is exhaustive professional and scientific consensus by both researchers and doctors that fluoridating community water is extremely important in preventing cavities and is completely safe.
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About Fluoridation and the AFS

Fluoride exists in water naturally. The public health initiative of water fluoridation is simply the adjustment of that fluoride to the level at which maximum dental decay benefit will be obtained with no adverse effects.

Here you will find evidence based information on fluoride and all aspects of water fluoridation including: water fluoridation and infant formula, support for water fluoridation, cost and cost effectiveness of water fluoridation, water fluoridation and the environment, the dental benefits of water fluoridation, the effects on general health, dental health, health inequalities, and dental fluorosis.

About Us

For further information on the aims of the society and our main activities, please visit the About Us section.

Common Myths Debunked

There are many myths about fluoridation in water. We debunk them all!


Educate yourself about the benefits of water fluoridation – watch videos, learn about the chemistry, and more!

Quick Stats

dollars saved in dental treatment costs for every $1 invested in water fluoridation


209.2 million people, on community water supplies receive the benefit of fluoridated water

million people do not have access to fluoridated water in their communities

Recent News

May 4, 2017

AFS President Dr. Johnny Johnson presents fluoridation information at Meadville, PA community educational session

Presenting views of fluoridation opponents was Paul Connett, founder of the New York antifluoridation faction, “FAN”.
September 23, 2017

Statement by AFS President Dr. Johnny Johnson Regarding the Recently Released Study of Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes

The newly released Mexican study adds to the scientific knowledge that we have on fluoride from other countries.

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