Richmond and most of Virginia is fluoridated:
"'Last year, for instance, we had 15 children . . . who required immediate care,' said Wood, a pediatric dentist in practice in Chesterfield.
'They had rampant decay. That means decay on over half of their teeth,' he said. 'They had draining abscesses, swollen cheeks. Sometimes the eye was shut because of severe infection. Because of the age of the child and the amount of care needed, we took 15 to the operating room.'"