Llincoln, Nebraska is fluoridated: "'It seems like we've been doing a lot of cases on 2-year-olds,' said Dr. Scott Hamilton, director of pediatric dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry, based in Lincoln. Recently he repaired 11 of the teeth in a 3-year-old patient — children typically have 20 at that age — including the placement of multiple crowns and performing two pulpectomies, a procedure equivalent to a root canal in an adult."
"We did what we could to keep them in, but they were pretty infected," he said.
Omahan Sheree King "was very surprised" when a dentist found cavities in the teeth of her younger daughter, at age 3. The girl drank juice but didn't eat a lot of candy, King said. Her 7-year-old has had no cavities. Both brush.
Recently the younger daughter, now 5, had two teeth pulled at the Nebraska Medical Center.