Over 70 years of scientific research provides proof of the benefits of using fluoridated water to prevent tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults.
An optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and will benefit the health of those consuming it. Just drinking fluoridated water when at home or office or school is good enough for protection.
The community water fluoridation is one of the great public health achievements of the 20th century as reported by American Dental Association.
Fluoridation and its effects came into public notice when Dr. Frederick McKay in Colorado in 1901 and Dr. J.M. Eager, in Naples in 1902 noted teeth staining.