Posted on 28th August, 2013
The once controversial issue of fluoridation of water now has broad national support. More than 70% of the Australian population has access to artificially fluoridated drinking water consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. And, since the 1960s and 70s when this oral health strategy was introduced, the incidence of dental caries (tooth decay) in Australia has been significantly reduced.
Nevertheless, just drinking fluoridated water doesn't necessarily guarantee a lifelong mouthful of strong teeth and healthy gums.