Community Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation is the adjustment of natural fluoride levels in a community water supply to achieve optimal benefits for reductions in dental decay. 

50 Year Fluoridation Awards

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In June, the Oral Health Unit’s Community Water Fluoridation Coordinator presented the Village of Bronson, the Village of Otsego and Detroit’s Great Lakes Water Authority with the CDC, Associated State and Territorial Director’s, and American Dental Association’s 50 Year Fluoridation Award. This award is given to communities who have continuously provided the public health benefit of fluoridated water to it’s residents for 50 years. Fluoridation is considered part of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20th century, and Michiganders can be proud of the fact that it started right here in Grand Rapids 73 years ago. Congratulations to Bronson, Otsego, and GLWA for their continued commitment to public health.

Campaign for Dental Health: Life is Better with Teeth   


Want to know if your water system fluoridates?  (Click on faucet below)

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Community Water Systems Served Map

Chairside Guide: Talking to Your Patients About Fluoride

2015 MDHHS/DEQ Fluoridation Fact Sheet

Michigan Oral Health Coalition CWF Tool Kit

I Like My Teeth 
A national reliable resource for information on community water fluoridation