Laramie, WY – The city of Sheridan is considering adding fluoride to its drinking water for the first time in 56 years.
The City Council held a work session on fluoridation Monday.
A fluoridation expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took part in the work session by videoconference.
Mayor Dave Kinskey says Sheridan stopped fluoridating its water in 1954 due to opposition. He says nearly every dental office in Sheridan has signed a petition asking the city to look into fluoridation.
Kinskey says Sheridan officials want to find out what would be involved in resuming fluoridation and how much it would cost.