CDC Awards Local Communities for Water Fluoridation Quality
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding 50 Michigan public water systems, the Water Fluoridation Quality Award.
The award recognizes communities that maintained a consistent level of optimally fluoridated water throughout 2017.
According to the MDHHS, Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to a level that is optimal for preventing tooth decay.
A total of 1,499 water systems in 30 states received the award, including some right here in our area.
Those local communities include Boyne City, Charlevoix, Clare, East Jordan, Elk Rapids, Ludington, Otsego, and Traverse City.
According to the CDC, drinking fluoridated water keeps teeth strong and reduces cavities and tooth decay by about 25 percent in children and adults.