In addition to the overwhelming majority of national and international science and health organizations and the Health Agencies of all 50 states, a number of respected health insurance companies also agree with the scientific consensus that community water fluoridation (CWF) is a safe and effective public health measure for reducing the risk of dental decay. 


I have never found a rational reason why any health insurance company would support a public health measure that was actually dangerous, lowered IQ and caused an increased risk of dental fluorosis or was a cause of arthritis, bone fracture, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, GI effects, hypersensitivity, kidney disease, male fertility and pineal gland issues, skeletal fluorosis orthyroid disease? (


I can’t imagine a scenario where, if any of the anti-F claims about health damage from drinking optimally fluoridated water had any validity, the following health insurance companies would support CWF.  Also, I am aware of no health insurance company that endorses the anti-F opinions. 



Fluoride is a substance that strengthens tooth enamel, which helps prevent dental cavities.

Fluoride is used to prevent tooth decay in people whose drinking water contains low levels of fluoride (less than 0.6 parts per million).

Studies show a reduction in tooth decay in children if fluoride is added to or is found naturally in a community's water supply.


Delta Dental - The nation's leading provider for dental insurance:

Oral health prevention to create healthy smiles is foundational to many of Delta Dental’s community benefit efforts. In 2018, more than 4.5 million individuals were served by the Delta Dental companies’ dental prevention initiatives, including community water fluoridation, school sealant programs, screenings and in-office fluoride treatments.

Research shows fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, which helps protect your teeth from decay. It also combats acids in your mouth that can cause cavities. Fluoride can even rebuild the surface of your teeth in the early stages of tooth decay. Because teeth benefit from consistent exposure to fluoride, approximately 75% of the U.S. population on public water systems benefits from regular access to fluoridated tap water, which has led to a dramatic decline in tooth decay. By reducing cavities in children and adults, fluoridation has helped save families and the U.S. health care system billions of dollars.


Humana – lists benefits of fluoride treatments:

Fluoride is a mineral that can be found naturally in food and water. Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel and repair any holes in it by replacing the nutrients that are lost over time. After your teeth have been exposed to fluoride, they tend to become more resistant to acid, making it less likely that they will decay in the future.   
What are the benefits of fluoride?   Fluoride's primary benefit is that it helps prevent tooth decay. It can also reverse erosion that has already taken place. If plaque forms on the teeth and eats away at the enamel, fluoride treatments can replace the minerals in the enamel that have eroded. This allows teeth to remain healthy.
  The Resources section has a link to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) which supports community water fluoridation.


Kaiser Permanente:

Studies show a reduction in tooth decay in children if fluoride is added to or is found naturally in a community's water supply.


Physicians Mutual:

The water that comes to your tap may also contain small quantities of beneficial substances, such as chlorine, which helps keep your water safe from germs; and fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay.

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter and was first added to drinking water more than 60 years 

ago. More and more communities, however, are electing to forego fluoridated water.

Your dentist will know if your local water supply offers adequate fluoride for your particular 

needs or if you should rely on fluoride pastes and mouthwash.