According to the Oregon Public Health department, fluoride helps flight tooth decay. Water fluoridation is one of the cheapest ways to distribute fluoride to the general public. About thirty million US citizens live in communities that provide fluoride water. Oregon is amongst the states that fluoridate water to its citizens. Most major cities in Oregon get it. Despite all of this, only 22% of the population receives the benefits of the fluoridated water. Therefore, its important that the citizens of Oregon employed their own dental prevention system to avoid gum and teeth decay. This can be accomplish by daily flushing, brushing one’s teeth and visiting a dentist at least once a year.