Thursday, December 30, 2004
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
"Among the nation's reservists, a common reason for not being sent to Iraq has been poor teeth. "
Ironically, one of the reasons for fluoridation was that too many WWII soldiers weren't combat ready because of tooth problems. That was back in 1945 when fluoridation was in the experimental phase.
The fluoridation experiment spawned a billion dollar multi-national fluoridated toothpaste and dental products market, instigated the addition of fluoride chemicals to 2/3 of the U.S. water supply and virtually 100% of the food supply. Yet, American soldiers still can't go into combat because of rotten teeth.
North Carolina is 85% fluoridated, yet, still has to get federal funds to pay for dentists to fill the cavities expensive fluoridation fails to prevent. Fluoridation was originally predicted to "put dentists out of business" - fat chance.
"North County Health Services, which runs nine North County community clinics, said it will also receive more money this year for dental services, and will spend it on a traveling dental-care center that visits schools and remote areas.
'We're thrilled about that, because there is a lot of pent-up need with dental care,' Cota said. 'A lot of parents only take their kids (to the dentist) when they are in pain, and that can be too late.'"
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, untreated tooth decay has increased in U.S. two- to five-year-olds, from 20% in 1988-94 to 23% in 1999-2000. Since most parents don't think to bring toddlers to the dentist, this increased rate of untreated cavities probably reflects an increased rate of tooth decay in this group who is the most exposed to fluoride than any other generation before them, via ever more fluoridated water supplies , foods processed with that water, and fluoridated toothpastes, varnishes, supplements and more.
Thursday, December 23, 2004
New York City fluoridated since 1965 isn't saving the city much money in dental services:
"The oral health program hopes to increase the number of community-based clinics from 45 to 66, and to expand the dental sealant initiative, which focuses on the prevention of tooth decay among children in low-income communities."
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Wellington, New Zealand, is fluoridated
"the number of children having dental surgery under general anaesthetic because their teeth are so decayed has quadrupled, with children as young as four having up to eight teeth removed."
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
"Since the city began adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water coming from its wells in late summer, the plastic piping and copper joints have begun to corrode, water system director Scott Hill said."
Sunday, December 12, 2004
Thursday, December 09, 2004
Grayling, Michigan, has been fluoridated for years, but stopped in January 2004, way after the teeth of children going to dentists would be affected.
"'I have never seen tooth decay like I've seen in this community and it scares me,' said Crandall, who recently moved to Grayling and has been a dental hygentist for 28 years."
"Children as young as five are having up to 20 teeth removed because of decay caused by poor diet and bad hygiene, MidCentral Health Board says. "
"The National Institutes of Health report that two-thirds of American adults ages 35 - 44 have lost at least one tooth to decay"
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
"there is no evidence that fluoride is an essential nutrient for humans"
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Rapid City, South Dakota, adds fluoride to its water supply:
"'We're here only a week, and the needs are excessive,' she said. 'We were finding that the kids are totally receptive to us and the majority of them have never seen a dentist.'"
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Syracuse, New York, is fluoridated to 1 ppm. Massena is fluoridated to 0.6 ppm
"Dr. Turner says everyone in the office is committed to helping the under-served children in the community. 'Many of these children have been raised in homes where they feel it's their destiny to have tooth decay number one, tooth pain number two, and uncomfortable visits to the dentist if they can even get to the dentist,' said Dr. Turner.
People come to the clinic from as far away as Marathon or Massena."