U.S. Surgeon General Endorses Water Fluoridation

by Billy Tarpley on April 26, 2013

From the American Dental Association:

Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation
: This week, U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., officially endorsed community water fluoridation as “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens.”

Dr. Benjamin made her endorsement via a letter read at the opening ceremony of the National Oral Health Conference in Huntsville.

“Fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities,” Dr. Benjamin wrote. “In fact, each generation born since the implementation of water fluoridation has enjoyed better dental health than the generation that preceded it.”

More information can be found in ADA News.

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