Yesterday, our surgeon general officially endorsed community water fluoridation.  According to the American Dental Association, “Every surgeon general for the past 50 years has endorsed community water fluoridation of community water supplies as a safe and effective weapon in the war against tooth decay.”

Dr. Regina Benjamin was quoted as saying, “Fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay is not limited to children, but extends throughout life, resulting in fewer and less severe cavities.”

She further noted, “each generation born since the implementation of water fluoridation has enjoyed better dental health than the generation that preceded it.”

We realize that there are many people who opposed community water fluoridation for a variety of reasons.  But if you look at the entire body of scientific evidence, the overwhelming majority of it supports  fluoridation as safe and effective.  According to Dr. Benjamin, water fluoridation is “one of the most effective choices communities can make to prevent health problems while actually improving the oral health of their citizens.”

Dr. Steve

Roseville Family Dentist

 

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