Dental Costs – Not Lower in Fluoridated Areas

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Community water fluoridation was associated with reduced total and restorative costs among members with one or more visits, but the magnitude and direction of the effect varied with locale and age and the effects were generally small. In two locales, the cost of restorations was higher in nonfluoridated areas in young people (age 58). In younger adults, the opposite effect was observed.

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