Surgeon general marks 70th anniversary of water fluoridation

NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: In 1945, the city of Grand Rapids, Mich., was the first municipality in the world to add fluoride to its public water supply. In recognition of this milestone, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy on Tuesday released a video statement. “Over the past 70 years, community water fluoridation has contributed to dramatic declines in both the prevalence and severity of tooth decay,” the surgeon general said.

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