Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city in the world to fluoridate its community water in 1945. The rate of tooth decay among children in Grand Rapids dropped by 60%.

Tooth decay is the most prevalent childhood disease in our country, and it is completely preventable. Fluoridated community water is a key factor in reducing tooth decay for children and adults.

Learn how fluoridated water is: Harmless, Inexpensive, Effective.
More fluoride facts are available in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Oral Health KansasThe Mission of Oral Health Kansas is:
To improve oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education.


A public health message from Oral Health Kansas