February is National Children’s Dental Health Month:

 Did You Know That Community Water Fluoridation Saves Money and Teeth?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring element in water. Community water fluoridation is the process of adjusting the amount of fluoride found in water to achieve the best prevention of tooth decay.

Bacteria in the mouth produce acid when a person eats sugary foods. This acid eats away minerals from the tooth’s surface, making the tooth weaker and increasing the chance of developing cavities.

Drinking tap water with fluoride rebuilds the surface of the tooth. By keeping the tooth strong and solid, fluoride protects teeth from decay.

Community water fluoridation has been shown to save money, both for families and the health care system.

Check if your water has fluoride by visiting My Water’s Fluoride.

Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call 907.743.6600 or visit https://anchorageprojectaccess.org/ to see if you qualify.

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Learn More about Childrens Health Month – https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/publications/features/childrens-dental-health.html