On January 25, 1945, at 4 p.m. in Grande Rapids, MI, community water fluoridation began. Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which lists water fluoridation as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th Century, 210.7 million people or 74.6% of the U.S. population is served by fluoridated community water systems.
The ADA’s Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference—a multifaceted campaign to reduce the numbers of adults and children with untreated dental disease—supports community water fluoridation as an effective and cost-efficient method to bring disease prevention to communities nationwide. One of the goals of the Action for Dental Health campaign is to ensure that 80 percent of Americans on public water systems have access to optimally fluoridated drinking water by 2020. See more on the campaign on the website
— Fluoride in Kansas (@FluorideinKS) January 23, 2014