Community Water Fluoridation (CWF)

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases among children in the United States. One of four children living below the federal poverty level experience untreated tooth decay. 

The safety and benefits of fluoride are well documented by scientific and public health organizations. No scientific evidence has been found linking CWF to adverse health effects. 

CWF can reduce tooth decay in children and adults by 25%.  Click here for a fact sheet on CWF. 

VDHA Supports Community Water Fluoridation 

CWF is a safe and effective public health strategy to prevent tooth decay in children and adults.  

VDHA policy advocates evidence-based practice modalities, including fluoride therapies, for the prevention of disease for the public that we serve.  The American Dental Hygienists’ Association supports education of the public and other health professionals regarding the preventive and therapeutic benefits of fluoride. 

For more detailed information on VDHA's position, please click here. 


The Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization located at 2201 Wedgwood Avenue, Richmond, VA  23228

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