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.
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.
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!
dollars saved in dental treatment costs for every $1 invested in water fluoridation
211.4 million people, on community water supplies receive the benefit of fluoridated water
million people do not have access to fluoridated water in their communities
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.