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Community Water Fluoridation

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This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about fluoridated community water. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.

OHRC Publications

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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2014–. Healthy habits for happy smiles. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 26 pp

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
E-mail: health@ecetta.info
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov
Available from the website.

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on nutrition and oral health issues. Topics include brushing a young child’s teeth, choosing healthy drinks for young children, encouraging young children to drink water, giving young children healthy snacks, taking care of oral health for pregnant women, and taking care of an infant’s oral health. The series is available in English and in Spanish.


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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2017. I like my teeth [oral health posters]. Elk Grove Village, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 8 items

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
American Academy of Pediatrics 345 Park Boulevard
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (888) 227-5125
E-mail: health@ecetta.info
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/ncechw

These posters for consumers share simple, positive messages about brushing young children’s teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, drinking fluoridated water, eating a healthy diet, and talking to the dentist or doctor about fluoride treatments for children. The posters are available in English and in Spanish.


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National Center on Health, Behaviorial Health, and Safety. 2012–. Brush up on oral health. Waltam,MA: National Center on Health, Behaviorial Health, and Safety, monthly

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
E-mail: health@ecetta.info
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov
Available from the website.

This series of tip sheets provides Head Start staff with information on current practice and practical tips to promote good oral health. Topics include teething, fluoridated community water, healthy drink choices, healthy bedtime habits, oral health during pregnancy, and preventing oral disease.

     


OHRC Library

This section contains recent materials, not including OHRC-produced materials.


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2015. Fluoridation toolkit: A resource for health advocates. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, multiple items

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health
345 Park Boulevard
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
E-mail: fluoride@aap.org
Website: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org
Available from the website.

This toolkit for advocates provides resources for educating communities about community water fluoridation. Contents include sample blog posts, a memo for newspaper editors, letters to the editor, tips for talking to reporters, remarks to help parents and health professionals talk to city council or local board members, a resolution observing community water fluoridation's 70th anniversary, and social media messages. A user's guide is included.


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American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health. 2015-2016. Oral health posters. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health, 5 items

American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Dental Health
345 Park Boulevard
Itasca, IL 60143

Telephone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
E-mail: fluoride@aap.org
Website: http://www.ilikemyteeth.org

These posters for consumers discuss why children need fluoride, how fluoride fights cavities, the importance of water with fluoride for oral health and overall health, community water fluoridation for oral health equity, and teaching children to brush and floss. The posters are available in English and Spanish.


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American Dental Association. 2016. Why fluoride in your tap water is a good thing. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, 1 video (2 min, 59 sec)

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
Available from the website.

This video explains why adding fluoride to community water systems is safe and effective at preventing tooth decay. The video features commentary from oral health professionals and pediatric health professionals about the value of community water fluoridation for children and adults.


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Children's Dental Health Project. 2015. Fluoridation advocacy: Pew's contributions and lessons that emerge. Washington, DC: Children's Dental Health Project, 27 pp

Children's Dental Health Project
1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 833-8288
Fax: (202) 331-1432
E-mail: info@cdhp.org
Website: https://www.cdhp.org
Available from the website.

This report summarizes the Pew Charitable Trusts' efforts to support and strengthen advocacy for community water fluoridation. The report examines the impact that Pew's work has had on advancing community water fluoridation and lessons that have emerged from Pew's experiences. Examples from Pew-assisted state campaigns' efforts to initiate water fluoridation or reaffirm its value are included.


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Iowa Department of Public Health. 2017. Iowa community water fluoridation plan 2017-2021. [Des Moines, IA]: Iowa Department of Public Health, 5 pp

Iowa Department of Public Health
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

Telephone: (515) 281-7689
Secondary Telephone: (866) 227-9878
E-mail: https://www.idph.iowa.gov/Contact-Us
Website: http://www.idph.iowa.gov
Available from the website.

This community water fluoridation plan outlines strategies for ensuring that all Iowans have access to optimally fluoridated water. Objectives and activities are discussed. A logic model setting forth long-term outcomes, short-term outcomes, activities, and inputs is included.

     

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