What is the evidence for water fluoridation?

Quoted from the NSW Government Health website: http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/factsheets/general/water_fluoridation.html

An overwhelming weight of scientific evidence supports community water fluoridation as a safe and effective measure in the prevention of dental decay. It has been endorsed by numerous organisations, including the World Health Organisation and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Water fluoridation has been described by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th Century.

If there is so much overwhelming evidence, why only the one paragraph and no links to substantiate their claims??

I want to drink water without fluoride, why do I not have a choice? I want my family to drink fluoride free water too, we should have a choice, the Qld Health Organisation says we are not forcibly medicated… what a joke, what else do you call it? Wait for it……


Myth: Water fluoridation is mass medication

Fact Queensland Health does not consider the addition of fluoride to drinking water to be “mass medication”, but simply adjusting the level of a substance already found naturally in the water to provide a substantial public health benefit.

They have a nice way of putting things, do not be fooled!