Grand Rapids: The Pioneer in Water Fluoridation

Reasons Why Fluoride in the Water is Important

In 1945, the city of Grand Rapids was the first community in the United States to introduce fluoride to its drinking water as a means to prevent tooth decay. The introduction of fluoride into the water of communities has been identified as one of 10 public health achievements in the 20th Century according to the Centers for Disease Control.

The following are reasons why fluoride is good for communities:

The fluoridation of water is of importance to everyone who drinks water. It helps keep teeth strong. Call or contact Dater Dentistry with any question about keeping your smile healthy.

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