Collier County taking fluoride out of water supply (

Sometimes an ounce (5 cents a month per housing unit) of prevention saves a pound of (dental) cure. The per capita person income of Collier County (Naples) was over $131,000 2 years ago. It is likely higher now. Public prevention/public health is too costly (or illegal) for the county, thus a vote of 5 to 0. LS

Figure 1 is bar chart showing the percentage of adults aged 18–64 with dental visit in the past 12 months by survey year and sex in the United States in 2019 and 2020.

Percent of adults under age 65 who have had a dental appointment in the last year.

1Significantly different from 2020 (p < 0.05).
2Significantly different from women (p < 0.05).