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FLOURIDE IN DRINKING WATER

WHAT IS FLUORIDE?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that protects teeth from tooth decay. Almost all water contains some naturally occurring fluoride, but usually not enough to prevent tooth decay. Many communities adjust the amount of fluoride in the water supply to a level known to reduce tooth decay and promote good oral health.

IS MY DRINKING WATER FLOURIDATED?

This map shows all large (Group A) public water systems drinking water systems in Kitsap County that are fluoridated. If you have questions about your water, contact your water system for information about your own water.

RESOURCES

 

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Office of Drinking Water

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Dental Association

American Academy of Pediatrics

National Cancer Institute Information

 


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