60 Years of Success in Fighting Dental Decay, Water Fluoridation Still Lacking in Many Communities

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Dental Care and Tooth Decay

American Dental Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Encourage Communities to Adopt Single-Most Effective Tooth-Decay Fighter

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Even 60 years after the introduction of community water fluoridation-one of the great public health successes of the 20th Century, about one third of Americans still don't have access to this most economical method of fighting dental disease.

"It's dismaying that so many communities have failed their residents in this fashion," says ADA President Richard Haught, DDS.

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