Community Water Fluoridation:
Improving Oral Health in Miami-Dade

SW Miami-Dade is Prime for Water Fluoridation

  •  For  75 years, people in the United States have been drinking water with added fluoride. Fluoridated water keeps teeth strong, reduces tooth decay by about 25% in children and adults, and saves the US health care system money.

  • The South Miami-Dade Water System is located South of SW 264 St in the unincorporated areas of Leisure City, Everglades Labor Camp, and Naranja areas.

  • The South Miami-Dade System is NOT optimally fluoridated. Its natural fluoridation levels (0.20 mg/L) are below whats recommended (0.70 - 1.2 mg/L) for the prevention of tooth decay.

  • However, our recent assessment finds that South Miami-Dade County is ready to take this important step forward in public health.  

  

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What We Can Do & Additional Resources

  • Educate and raise awareness among Miami-Dade County Commissioners and Mayor.

  • Organize a community outreach campaign featuring coordinated communications targeting the general public. 

  • A completed business cost analysis may be needed to move this forward.

  

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Learn More About Water Fluoridation