The Case for Water Fluoridation
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit promotes the use of community water fluoridation as a safe and cost-effective way of reducing tooth decay.
It reaches all members of our communities, regardless of age, education or income.
It is a public health practice that is promoted worldwide by numerous organizations including:
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health Canada
- Canadian Dental Association
- Canadian Public Health Association
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
- Muskoka-Simcoe Dental Society
For more information on the benefits of fluoridation, contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is fluoride? What is fluoridation? What are the benefits? Is it safe? ... your questions answered
Many inaccurate claims about fluoride's risks are repeated so often they are treated as fact. The Ontario Dental Association debunks some of the common myths about fluoridation with this fact sheet. ...Community Fluoridation: Myths and Facts
Oral Health in Simcoe and Muskoka
In 2006, Canadians spent $9.7 billion on dental care. Health status reports, issued at least once a year, provide compilations of research on various health issues in Simcoe and Muskoka. This report focuses on the dental health of local communities. Among its findings: fluoridated communities do better than non-fluoridated communities. ...read the report
Fluoride discontinued in Tottenham - letter to healthcare providers from the MOH
References and Position Papers
Local, provincial, national and international health organizations outline the science and evidence that shows fluoride works to prevent decay without major impacts on health. ...read the statements and the research
Find out how the health unit has presented its case to municipal council and others. ...see the slide show presentations.