North Coast Fluoride Information Network - Straight Talk about Fluoride

Perspectives of Fluoride Supporters

Robert Parks' Perspective on Fluoride

Speaking as a dentist from Humboldt County I wholeheartedly support the use of fluoride in the public drinking water. Fluoridated water has been proven to be an effective deterrent to tooth decay, especially for those who don’t get fluoride from any other source.

I have had patients who were worried that fluoride was not beneficial to them and ceased using it. On subsequent visits from these patients I found substantial and sometimes rampant decay occurring due to the cessation of fluoride use.

I highly recommend the use of fluoride in the public water systems because it is safe as well as effective. The impact of deteriorating dental health on communities from lack of fluoride is both fiscally burdensome and physically devastating to the young, poor, and elderly.

Fluoridating our water supply is good for community beneficial to the health of everyone.

Robert Parks DDS

“Community water fluoridation is an effective, safe, and ideal public health measure that benefits individuals of all ages and economic strata”.
Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General