Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 20th, 1999
The study, conducted by the State of Louisiana and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, found that the average costs of treating cavities for children living in parishes with low-fluoride water were twice as high as the cost for children in fluoridated parishes.
Children in low-fluoride parishes were three times more likely to receive dental treatment in a hospital operating room due to the severity of their tooth decay problem.
On average, the annual cost...
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