The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.
fluoridation fluor·i·da·tion (flur'ĭ-dā'shən, flôr'-)
The addition of a fluorine compound to drinking water for the purpose of reducing tooth decay.