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4770 Buford Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

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Community Water Fluoridation
CDC identifies community water fluoridation as 1 of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. Water fluoridation is a low-cost way to bring the benefits of fluoride to all communities.

Researchers, state public health professionals, and fluoridation engineers—Get the new 2006 water fluoridation statistics, along with updates after 2000. These statistics show the latest data toward meeting the national fluoridation objectives.

Healthy People 2010
Find out about the latest progress toward reaching the Healthy People 2010 objectives and plans for Healthy People 2020.

Program At A Glance, 2008: Preventing Cavities, Gum Disease, and Tooth Loss
CDC is the lead federal agency responsible for promoting oral health through public health interventions.

Water Fluoridation Overview
A collection of resources on the benefits, safety, engineering support, and other information on community water fluoridation and fluorides. 

State and County Water Fluoridation Information
My Water's Fluoride, Oral Health Maps and other resources provide up-to-date information on the fluoride content of water in 32 participating states.

State Oral Health Programs
CDC provides funding and technical assistance to help state and territorial health agencies develop and operate public health programs to improve oral health. Currently, 16 states receive funds.  CDC also has developed a collection of tools to assist states to build oral health program capacity, including a tool for developing a state burden document.

Recommended Infection Control Guidelines for Dentistry
These CDC guidelines provide the latest information on dental infection control issues as well as consensus evidence-based recommendations.  See also the slide set and accompanying speaker notes.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Statement Supporting Water Fluoridation
See also the fact sheet summary of most recent Surgeon General’s Report and fact sheet summary of Surgeon General’s Call to Action.

Cartoon of Tubie, the toothpaste man

Brush Up on Healthy Teeth
A health education campaign including a Brush Up Quiz for Parents, Tip Sheet, and Poster.

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Page last reviewed: November 5, 2008
Page last modified: November 5, 2008
Content source: Division of Oral Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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