Fluoridating the public water supply is the most cost effective means of preventing dental decay with positive effects ranging throughout all ages. The constant contact of low concentrations of fluoride in the oral cavity that occurs when people drink fluoridated water has been shown to significantly reduce dental decay.
Dentist say by ending fluoridation in Pinella's County will effect all, especially children of low income families.(http://bit.ly/psSSd6).
"It reaches people of all socioeconomic groups", said Dr. William Bailey, Chief Dental Officer of the US Public Health Services & acting director of the division of oral health @ the centers for Disease Control & Prevention. He called the County's recent decision "disheartening".