Surgeon general endorses fluoridation

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from American Dental Association

“U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., April 22 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.””

See full article on American Dental Association


According to this article by the American Dental Association, Dr. Benjamin, the US Surgeon General, made her endorsement with a letter that was read to National Oral Health Conference attendees in Huntsville, Alabama.  She indicated that Fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay  extends to both children and adults and has resulted in continually improving dental health for each generation that has benefited from it.

Each surgeon general for the past 50 years has endorsed community water fluoridation and it has enjoyed approval by the American Dental Association since 1950.

Rodney D. Chowning, DDS, Sedation and General Dentistry, Denton, TX