Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Common Questions - community water fluoridation

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What is community water fluoridation?
Why is community fluoridation important?
How does fluoride in the drinking water prevent cavities?
What if I don’t like to drink water?
Doesn’t my toothpaste have fluoride already?
If my toothpaste already has fluoride, why does my drinking water need it too?
Is there anything I should be worried about with fluoride or fluoridated water?