Video: U.S. Surgeon General Supports Water Fluoridation

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U.S. Surgeon General Supports Water Fluoridation

In a new video, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, MD credits community water fluoridation with contributing to declines in the prevalence and severity of tooth decay. Dr Murthy also praises advocates and community leaders for their efforts in fighting to make  fluoridation a reality in communities across the county.

“Our progress on this issue over the past 70 years has been undeniable,” said Dr Murthy in the video. “But we still have work to do. Because we know that so much of our health is determined by zip code rather than genetic code. That’s why creating a culture of disease prevention through community efforts — and ensuring health equity for all — is one of my highest priorities. Community water fluoridation helps us meet these goals; as it is one of the most cost-effective, equitable and safe measures communities can take to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health.

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