Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says he supports water fluoridation but it's up to local councils to decide whether they continue to do it.
The state government passed legislation in the last sitting of parliament, which enables councils to decide if they want fluoride in their communities' drinking water, after the former Bligh government insisted it occur in bigger communities in 2008.
Mr Newman says so far only the Tablelands Regional Council has indicated it doesn't want fluoridation but the rest of the state overwhelmingly supported it.
He says the final decisions will rest with councils.
"We totally unequivocally support the fluoridation of water across Queensland and we would urge councils to have fluoridation programs," Mr Newman told reporters in Brisbane on Tuesday.
"But consistent with our policy as a government of local empowerment, we believe big brother, one-size-fits-all approaches from Brisbane are not the way to go."
Mr Newman said he did not have a problem with Mr Woodforth airing his views but he did not agree with him.