Saturday, December 30, 2006

In 75% fluoridated Australia:

"tooth decay in young children [is] a national tragedy"

Thursday, December 28, 2006

RedOrbit - Health - Taking a Bite Out of Tooth Decay: :

91% of West Virginia is fluoridated:

"Poor oral health remains a neglected epidemic in West Virginia, especially among low-income children and adults.

West Virginia leads the nation in the percentage of senior adults with total tooth loss, according to the Centers for Disease Control. West Virginia also has one of the lowest percentages of people who visit a dentist at least once a year.

The state also has high rates of tooth decay among children."

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

WOW Shoppe Blog:

"despite intense public information campaigns, widespread water fluoridation programs, and improved dental health products, there are some very sobering statistics regarding our failure to properly prevent common dental problems like cavities and gum disease. Here are a few statistics compiled by the CDC:

* Nearly 1 in 4 adults over the age of 60 have lost all of their natural teeth
* Nine in ten adults has tooth decay over the age of 40
* 1 in 4 children under the age of five already has a cavity
* 1 in 2 children aged 6-18 have at least one cavity-for those that do have cavities and also live below the poverty line-only half get treatment
* Upwards of 15% of adults are believed to have advanced gum disease"

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Oral health a biting concern:

Burnett County, Wisconsin, is fluoridated:

"'We have identified oral health as a primary health concern in the county,'"
The Herald-Mail ONLINE:

In 91% fluoridated West Virginia, "Walter said she was “flabbergasted” earlier this year to learn about the number of Eastern Panhandle children in need of dental care,"

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Bringing Dental Care To Kids:

In fluoridation mandated Connecticut:

"About 60 percent of the children have never visited a dentist before, Wilde estimated. 'The rates of [tooth] decay are so high,' she said."
Bringing Dental Care To Kids:

In fluoridation mandated Connecticut:

"About 60 percent of the children have never visited a dentist before, Wilde estimated. 'The rates of [tooth] decay are so high,' she said."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

KESQ NewsChannel 3 Palm Springs, CA: SPECIAL REPORT: Many heading to Mexico for affordable dental care:

"A lot of people are going 'south of the border' to find affordable dental care. One city in Baja, California has tripled the number of dentists in the last 10 years, with more than 350 dentists practicing, all within 10 minutes walking distance from the border.

Some say dental work there is far less expensive than here in the U.S." | 12/19/2006 | Dental Health | Sippy cups linked to cavities:

2/3 of US public water supplies are fluoridated and so is virtually 100% of the food supply:

"The Center for Disease Control and Prevention compared the dental health of Americans from two periods: 1988-1994 and 1999-2002. The result: a 15.2 percent increase in cavities among 2- to 5-year-olds. More research shows that nearly one-third of toddlers with tooth decay used sippy cups"
Rewriting the book on dentists, Medicaid:

"She said that in Bismarck-Mandan about 5 percent of the dentists see 95 percent of the Medicaid cases."

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Connecticut's CW20 | WTXX-TV | Filling The Dental Gap:

"In [fluoridated] Connecticut, and across the country, only about one-third of low-income children get the regular dental care they need to prevent tooth decay and its consequences. It's even harder for poor adults to find a dentist."
Sometimes | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.:

"American Water Works Association Research Foundation stated that 35 percent of Americans drink bottled water because they are worried about the safety of tap water."

Saturday, December 16, 2006

WBAY-TV Green Bay-Fox Cities-Northeast Wisconsin News: Grant to Provide Dental Services for Less-Fortunate Children:

Green Bay Wisconsin is fluoridated:

"In Green Bay alone, it's estimated that 11,000 uninsured or under-insured children don't have proper access to dental care.

Retired Dentist Gene Eggers has seen the problem first hand.

'A teacher would show up with a child in tow, that's been up, can't concentrate, all these symptoms,' he said. 'Maybe they were swollen and begging us to work the child into the program.'"

Friday, December 15, 2006

Fox 61 WTIC-TV Connecticut | Unhealthy Diagnosis:

Connecticut water companies are required to add fluoride chemicals into the drinking water:

"'The state of Latino Health in Connecticut is in crisis,'"

"the study also found high incidences of ... dental problems "

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

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Even though 2/3 of Americans drink fluoridated water:

"American working adults lose more than 164 million hours of work annually because of dental disease and dental visits, according to the Center for the Advancement of Health."

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Northeast Ohio's source for local news, sports, jobs, cars, homes:

Ohio is 91% fluoridated:

"The Ohio Department of Health has identified dental care as the state's No. 1 unmet health need for children and adults.

Without insurance -- or cash to pay the dental bill -- many people put off care or go to hospital emergency rooms only when the pain gets unbearable."

``'Our problem has been recruiting enough dentists to give us time on the van,'' she said."

Monday, December 11, 2006

Doctor-legislator asks utilities to stop putting fluoride in water - Nashville, Tennessee - Monday, 12/11/06 - "
Doctor-legislator asks utilities to stop putting fluoride in water

The only practicing physician in the state legislature has asked hundreds of water districts to stop adding fluoride to drinking water, citing recommendations from the American Dental Association that moms avoid using tap water to mix baby formula."
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Los Angeles fluoridates its water, too:

"In Los Angeles, the water department spent $90,000 on bottled water while the agency was touting tap water through a $1 million advertising campaign, according to the Los Angeles Times."
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San Francisco adds fluoride chemicals into the water, but:

"Government employees and politicians at the city of San Francisco drank more than $2 million of bottled water during 4 1/2 years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported this year."
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Denver, Colorado, is fluoridated; but officials drink bottled:

"Gulp.Since 2003, Denver taxpayers have swallowed at least $117,000 of costs for bottled water and water cooler service for elected officials,city employees and their guests."

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Saturday Gazette-Mail - News:

West Virginia (USA) is 91.5% fluoridation:

"There’s been a 15 percent increase in cavities for West Virginia children ages 2 to 5 in recent years."

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Surprising Truth About Cavities:

After 60 years of water fluoridation reaching 2/3 of Americans on public water supplies and with almost 1/2 of all school children fluoride overdosed with dental fluorosis:

"At least 4 million preschoolers suffer from tooth decay -- an increase of more than 600,000 kids in the last decade."

Monday, December 04, 2006

Healthy Cabarrus:

North Carolina is 85% fluoridated:

"In North Carolina, it is estimated that 20% of three year-old-children have dental decay and by the time children enter kindergarten, 40% have decay."