Saturday, April 30, 2005

Dentists Award the Toothless and Cavity-prone :

Politics, not science, is the driving force behind water fluoridation

"New York -- (ArriveNet - Apr 29, 2005) -- 'Fluoridation honors' were bestowed upon many communities(1), which happen to have the highest cavity and tooth loss rates, by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (AASTDD). The irony is that fluoridation promoters promised cavity reductions up to 65% when fluoride-laced water is consumed."
The Victoria Advocate:

"Nearly half of tooth decay in children ages 2-9 goes untreated, according to the American Dental Association."

Thursday, April 28, 2005

U.S. Pharmacist:

"Powdered formulas are reconstituted, usually with tap water, which may contain fluoride. Parents must be cognizant of this when preparing the formulas. Infants who drink formula made with fluoridated water for more than one year have been reported to have a higher risk of fluorosis than those infants who do not.6 "
U.S. Pharmacist:

"fluoridated water is the major contributor to enamel fluorosis"

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Bag to Bone:

"But even Dr. Meredith, a biochemist and toxicologist at OHSU and advocate of water fluoridation, admits that fluoride does not make teeth stronger, that it does, in fact, make them more brittle."

Saturday, April 23, 2005


"'Today, the Indians who go to the Indian clinics have a much better dental status than the general population.' Anderson commented that Indians living in urban areas do not have similar access to good dental care."

"If salaries for dentists continue to rise, CRIHB may be forced to scale back its services."
Study: Dental care lacking
State's poor children often go untreated

Kentucky is 99.6% fluoridated and has one of the highest tooth loss and tooth decay rates.

"The same things that put the weight on put holes in teeth,'' said Dr. John
Williams, dean of the University of Louisville dental school.

Fluoridation is state-mandated in Illinois:

"Dental problems were a significant problem among Hispanics."

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Democrat & Chronicle: Local News:

Rochester, New York, is fluoridated:

"...thousands of low-income, underinsured and uninsured people in the Rochester area lack basic oral health care and often go years without dental treatment.

When they do seek care, they face major roadblocks: a critical shortage of dentists who accept Medicaid patients; long waiting lists at outreach centers that accept uninsured and underinsured patients; and overwhelmed dental centers.

The local crisis mirrors problems across the state. At least one-third of cities in New York and two-thirds of its rural areas have too few dentists."
RDH - Dentists lobby legislators for their own benefit:

"Also present at the lunch was Senate Finance Committee staff member and
friend of AGD (Academy of General Dentistry), Rodney Whitlock. Formerly the Legislative Director for
Congressman Charlie Norwood, a former dentist committed to proactive
legislation to benefit dentists,"

Monday, April 18, 2005

Blue Cross of California Increases Access to Dental Care :

"According to the National Association of Dental Plans, forty-six percent of the U.S. population does not have dental insurance"

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Children can get 'Smart Smiles':

Newport News, Virginia, is fluoridated:

'We have kids here who have such bad toothaches that they can't do their homework,' Kast said. 'They might even act out and be violent. Their families have so much going on that going to the dentist just isn't a priority, but it needs to be a priority for every child.'

"At Sentara hospitals alone, some 1,500 uninsured patients a year land in the emergency room with severe tooth or gum disease. Tens of thousands of adults in the region also have lost six or more teeth due to dental disease - often the result of years of neglect that can start in the toddler years."

Friday, April 08, 2005

The Capital Times:

Wisconsin is 89% fluoridated:

"The governor stressed that he hears about unmet dental care needs among the poor in every area of the state, and that children with dental pain are distracted from achieving in school. Increasing access to dental care is important, he said."

Sunday, April 03, 2005

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