Water Fluoridation

Oral Health, Info for Health Professionals

Since the 1940s and 1950s scientific studies by independent researchers have shown that oral health in communities with water fluoridation is better than the oral health in communities with very low water fluoride levels.

Today, community water fluoridation is endorsed by over 90 professional health organizations/bodies, including Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Health Canada, the Canadian Public Health Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the World Health Organization.

Communities around Alberta have varying natural fluoride levels, and in some communities, Water Fluoridation has been discontinued. In these circumstances, health professionals may need to consider alternative fluoride products for oral health.