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Statement on CDC Announcement that 70 Percent of the US Population Now Receives Optimally Fluoridated Water

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July 10, 2008—"We welcome this very encouraging news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the increase in the number of Americans receiving optimally fluoridated water. We know from years of experience and scientific study that community water fluoridation benefits everyone. The ADA has long advocated water fluoridation as the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay. Our members are committed to working with federal, state and municipal governments to increase even further the number of Americans who benefit from it."

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