Facts on Fluoridation

  • New Mexico Water Service currently does not plan to fluoridate its water sources.
  • Most sources of drinking water naturally contains some fluoride. Community water fluoridation is the process of adjusting the naturally occurring fluoride level to the level recommended to prevent tooth decay.
  • Seventy percent of the U.S. population lives in communities served by fluoridated water supplies.
  • Fluoridation does not change the taste, odor, or appearance of your water.