As a pediatric dentist practicing in Valparaiso since 1989, I am deeply disturbed that some forces seek to remove fluoride from city drinking water. I have treated terrible tooth decay, and the worst comes from the unfluoridated areas of our community.
Fluoridated water has saved our children a countless number of cavities, plus the pain and suffering of toothaches. Discontinuing fluoride would increase dental decay for our smallest citizens and would be a disservice to the community.
The safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation has been documented in numerous peer-reviewed studies. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention proclaimed water fluoridation as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
Please join the dentists of your local community in supporting this safe, effective means of preventing tooth decay.
- Terry G. Schechner, DDS, Valparaiso