Thursday, June 18, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Fluoridation fails San Francisco, California
"San Francisco’s children have a higher percent of cavities than the
national average at 33 percent, according to federal government
"Between 2000 and 2012, the difference between white children and
those who are Chinese, Latino and African American as measured by the
percentage of cavities has increased by 7 percent in San Francisco, the
This is all while the overall oral health of San Francisco’s children has improved over the past decade."
Health leaders try to cut kids’ cavities, improve access to care - SFGate:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Fluoridation Fails San Francisco, California
For example, 32 percent of kindergartners living in the 94110 ZIP code of the Mission experienced tooth decay in the 2013-14 school year compared to 53 percent in ZIP code 94108, which includes the southern portion of Chinatown, and 45 percent in ZIP code 94133 in the northern part of Chinatown.
However, 436 predominantly Latino kindergartners had tooth decay in the Mission ZIP code, while 60 were affected in the 94108 ZIP code in southern Chinatown and 96 in the 94133 ZIP code in northern Chinatown, according to data from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Kindergarten Oral Health Screening Program, analyzed by the Department of Public Health.
Health officials suspect cultural issues play into the high rates of tooth decay among Latinos and other minorities.
“Hispanic Americans traditionally don’t drink water here because in their countries, the tap water is not safe,” said Margaret Fisher, an oral health consultant with the Department of Public Health. “Bottled water doesn’t have fluoride, which is a mineral that protects the teeth, and is in San Francisco tap water.”
In addition, Latino families often gift sweet foods to children and “it’s not interpreted as giving them dental decay,” Fisher said. Meanwhile, Chinatown has a large immigrant population that holds on to their home country’s belief that baby teeth aren’t important and will be replaced by permanent teeth anyway.
A major problem is the limited number of dentists that take DentiCal. At the community meeting at the Mission Neighborhood Centers Head Start/Early Head Start, Irene Hilton, a dentist at the department’s Silver Avenue Family Health Center, mentioned that Western Dental — one of The City’s largest dental providers — recently announced they will no longer accept DentiCal.
The collaborative, led by the SF Department of Public Health and UC San Francisco, includes dental health providers, school officials and advocates with a strategic plan toward making The City cavity-free. As part of its effort to increase access, the collaborative is pushing a couple of initiatives.
Monday, June 01, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Rhode Island
This weekend, close to 1000 patients were seen for a variety of dental needs: infected or broken teeth, cavities; some to have their wisdom teeth removed.
"There's just such a huge gap between the haves and the have-nots," said Dr. Ken Rudman, a volunteer who has a practice in Warwick.
Free dental clinic attracts nearly 1,000 - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Colorado City
Johnson estimated between 60 to 70 percent of his child patients in Greeley need care that goes beyond checkups, such as fillings or other work, which he said is on par with the national average for lower-income communities."
underserved in Greeley. Less than a third of dentists in the area take Medicaid,
leaving few options, such as the Sunrise clinic, for those with lower incomes to
get dental care. And clinics that serve those in poverty such as Sunrise have to
treat so many emergencies, it is difficult to make time for checkups. Yet, the
checkups help prevent emergencies"
especially in people who are living 100 percent below poverty,” he said."
Low-income families most at risk for dental problems, lack of care access | GreeleyTribune.com: At Sunrise,
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Connecticut Children
By age 5, about 60 percent of U.S. children will have experienced tooth decay, according to the “State of Little Teeth Report,” a 2014 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry document based on a survey of 1,000 parents. The report found that the rate of cavities in children 2 to 5 years old increased almost 17 percent from 1988-1994 to 1999-2004.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Despite Fluoridation - Tooth decay a silent epidemic in Colorado kids Despite.com
In Colorado, 28 percent of children ages 2 to 5 have already experienced tooth decay.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Fluoridation Fails New York State
Children's Dental Health Workshop - New York State Dental Foundation
Friday, April 17, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Ireland
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children
Counter to what the CDC numbers say for young children's untreated cavities, the data was not so encouraging for older children, said The New York Times. The prevalence of cavities seemed to hold strong for children past preschool.
There were cavities in the baby teeth of more than half of 6- to 8-year-olds, while 50 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds had permanent teeth with cavities.
A staggering 67 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds' teeth showed decay.
And as dentists are filling more cavities in the very young, doctors emphasize the importance of behavioral changes as a tool against tooth decay.
More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children
Monday, March 16, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Kentucky
Saturday, March 07, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Virginia
"One participant divulged that she had been using an Emery board to file
her teeth prior to receiving care. Another outlined how she had been
saving up over years to pay the several hundreds of dollars needed for
tooth extractions prior to being able to apply for dentures."
Multiple charities donate dental services to those in need on Peninsula - Daily Press:
Friday, March 06, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Ohio
Ohio Medicaid Patients Struggle To Find Dentists - Topix
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Salina, Kansas
"We extracted 3,118 teeth, did 1,466 fillings and treated 171 children," Reed said.
Some patients were turned away Friday, all patients were seen Saturday, she said
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Fluoridation Failing Wisconsin
Most of the visits stem from the limited access to dental care for
people who are covered by BadgerCare Plus, the state's largest Medicaid
program, or for people who are uninsured. And advocates and dentists
alike express little hope that the well-documented and longstanding
problem will improve anytime soon.
A January 2014 report by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services found:
■Four out of 10 adults had at least one
permanent tooth removed because of tooth decay or gum disease, with
missing teeth more common among people with low incomes.
■Among people who live in households with
incomes below $20,000, 60% had at least one permanent tooth removed,
compared with 26% for people with household incomes of more than $75,000
after adjusting for age.
■One in three African-American, Latino or
Asian children in third grade had untreated tooth decay, compared with
one in six for white children.
This is more evidence that fluoridation is unable to bridge the oral health disparity caused by poverty and poor diets.
Friday, January 23, 2015
UNtreated tooth decay afflicts 72% of Native American Youth
Backs dental therapists to improve health care | Letters to the Editor | The Bellingham Herald:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
People Asking for Funds for Dental Care
Monday, January 12, 2015
Berks County Medical Society - Hot Topics Archive
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Poor people face dental dilemma - Kamloops Daily News
Dr. Holly Schweiger said he hears stories every day about people who can't find a dentist to fix their teeth because they have no money, or those same people face long waits to get care or are treated badly.
"We have 83 dentists in town and only about two or three will even look at those of the marginalized society," he said Wednesday.
Poor people face dental dilemma - City & Region - Kamloops Daily News:
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Fluoridation Fails Kentucky
Monday, December 15, 2014
Australian Teeth Getting Worse Despite Fluoridation
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kids need extensive dental care in fluoridated Key West
Rotary program saves smiles | KeysNews.com: All money raised at the rotary club's annual Help a Child Smile
golf tournament, scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Key West Golf Club, is
used to pay local dentists who treat local children.
But funds have dwindled, and the Rotary Club currently has a waiting list of children hoping to see a dentist before their smile is forever replaced by the sullen look of a child in pain.
"There are so many kids that we have to prioritize, but you
know the pain for each child is getting worse every week, and we really
want to focus on preventive medicine."
Club recently began sending dentists and hygienists into schools to
conduct preliminary, non-invasive dental screenings.
sent out 300 permission slips to at-risk kids, printed in English,
Spanish and Creole," Hirsch said. "We got 70 slips back, so we were able
to screen 70 kids. These are kids whose families can barely pay their
rent, not to mention annual dental check-ups."
information, or to make a donation, visit the Key West Rotary Club's
dental fund online at helpachildsmilekw.org or email Hirsch at email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Dental Health Deteriorating Despite Fluoridation & Fluoridated Dental Products
Electric Operated Dental Drill Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020 - Press Release - Digital Journal:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Fluoridation Fails the US
States, particularly for young adults. From 2000 through 2010, utilization of dental services
in EDs has steadily risen for young adults ages 21-34. Other studies also documented an
increase in dental ED utilization over the last decade. Dental ED visits are growing as a
percentage of all ED visits. In 2010, it was estimated that it costs up to $2.1 billion to treat
dental ED visits