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Dental caries (cavities) is a common chronic disease. In fact, it is the most common chronic disease among children; five times more common than asthma. For this reason, community water fluoridation is noted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of their top 10 greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century.
Lambton Public Health believes that:
Water fluoridation is endorsed by over 90 international organizations including: the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ontario Dental Association, and the Ontario Medical Association.
Frequently Asked Questions: Community Water Fluoridation & Dental Health
 Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General
Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000.
 Comité d’éthique de santé publique. Opinion on a project to fluoridate drinking water. March, 2012