Fluoridation Facts - Who Supports Fluoridation? - Fluoridation Web Links
"Water Fluoridation is the single most important commitment
a community can make to the oral health of its children
and to future generations." (US Public Health Service Surgeon General)
EPA Fluoridation Questions and Answers
Fluoridation Fact Sheets from the CDC
Who Supports Water Fluoridation in Santa Cruz County?
"The Monterey Bay Dental Society recognizes the benefits of water fluoridation in safely preventing dental decay. It's a powerful strategy in our community's efforts to safely and effectively eliminate the many health disparities in Santa Cruz County."
Rick McBride, DDS
President of Monterey Bay Dental Society
"Community Water Fluoridation is recognized as the single most effective public health measure to reduce tooth decay in children as well as adults. It is clearly one of the safe and proven means of defense that our community deserves to have at its disposal."
David R. McNutt, M.D., M.P.H.
"The Santa Cruz Medical Society has long advocated water fluoridation as a safe and effective means of preventing dental caries. The dental benefits of fluoridation improve oral health over a lifetime, for both children and adults."
Dr. Martina Nicholson M.D.
"Dental Decay is a neglected epidemic. In order to effectively prevent dental decay, our community needs to place community water fluoridation at the very heart of quality oral health."
Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Santa Cruz County Head Start
Water Fluoridation Web Resources: