Water Fluoridation

Community water fluoridation helps prevent tooth decay by adjusting the fluoride in the water supply to an optimal level. Many drinking water supplies contain some fluoride naturally, however, to prevent tooth decay, it is important to supplement and maintain an adequate level of fluoride to achieve this goal.

Facts About Water Fluoridation

Approximately 100 communities in Missouri are currently supplementing the natural fluoride level in the water system to the optimum for dental decay prevention.

Your Water’s Fluoride

Certification of Fluoride Notification

Missouri Revised Statute 640.136 was signed by the Governor in June of 2016. This statute requires that any public water system or district must notify the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and its customers of its intentions to make modifications to fluoridation of its water supply.

Related Links

For more information about community water fluoridation, please visit the following links: