Monterey Bay Dental Society recognizes the benefits of water
fluoridation in safely preventing dental decay. It's a powerful
strategy in our community's efforts to safely and effectively
eliminate the many health disparities in Santa Cruz
Rick McBride, DDS
President of Monterey Bay Dental Society
Water Fluoridation is recognized as the single most effective
public health measure to reduce tooth decay in children as well
as adults. It is clearly one of the safe and proven means of
defense that our community deserves to have at its
R. McNutt, M.D., M.P.H.
Santa Cruz Medical Society has long advocated water fluoridation
as a safe and effective means of preventing dental caries. The
dental benefits of fluoridation improve oral health over a
lifetime, for both children and adults."
Decay is a neglected epidemic. In order to effectively prevent
dental decay, our community needs to place community water
fluoridation at the very heart of quality oral health."
Health and Nutrition Coordinator
Santa Cruz County Head Start