Let’s not water it down: Fluoride is important!

image“Lauren, the City Council just proposed an ordinance to stop fluoridating the city’s water.” Those words ignited a fire inside me much larger than I would have imagined. Coming from a home with a mother as a dental hygienist, who gave my sister and I fluoride supplements until we had access to fluoridated water, I was angered by the threat to the work my mother and the dentists in the city had done to get fluoride added to the water supply in 2000. Now, the City Council of Aberdeen was questioning the safeness and effectiveness of fluoride–again…