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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Dental Caries (Cavities): Community Water Fluoridation

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends community water fluoridation to reduce dental caries (tooth decay) across populations. Evidence shows the prevalence of caries is substantially lower in communities with community water fluoridation, and there is no evidence that community water fluoridation results in severe dental fluorosis.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Oral Health
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Dental Caries (Cavities): Community Water Fluoridation. c2013– [cited 2017 Feb 17]. Available from: