Friday, July 25, 2014

Fluoridation Fails: 830,000 dental ER vists

Licensing ‘dental therapists’ could give more Americans the care they need - The Washington Post: IN 2009, 830,000 visits to emergency rooms around the country could have been prevented if the patients had seen a dentist earlier. In 2011, more than half of children on Medicaid went without dental care. These facts lie behind the story of Deamonte Driver, a Prince George’s County seventh-grader who died of a preventable infection that spread from his mouth to his brain in 2007. Maryland pushed through some reforms following Deamonte’s death, but the situation across the country has not dramatically improved.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Buckets of Teeth Pulled in Fluoridated Virginia

Virginia is 95% fluoridated. But "Every year, hundreds of people have every one of their teeth pulled there. Then they put their names into a denture lottery, with the hope of being picked to get a set of false teeth made for them at the next year’s event. Forty-six people were picked from a list of 700 to get dentures this year.
'They pull thousands of teeth here. At the end, they’ll have buckets of teeth,' said volunteer Jennifer Lee, Virginia’s deputy secretary of health and human resources and an emergency room doctor."
'I just had an 18-year-old have a full mouth extraction because she’s never had dental care,' said Beth Bortz, who runs the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. 'It’s not unusual.'”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/at-free-va-health-clinic-mcauliffe-tells-the-poor-hes-working-hard-to-help-them/2014/07/18/cbdc89de-0e7d-11e4-b8e5-d0de80767fc2_story.html?wprss=rss_local

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

90% fluoridated Wisconsinites have dire dental needs

Even though Wisconsin is 90% fluoridated, $7.1 million in free care had to be delivered to 13,000 patients since 2009 who have been priced out of routine dental care   Sixth WDA Mission of Mercy recap:
In just two days during June 2014:
  • 1,218 volunteers, including 217 dentists
  • 1,925 patient visits
  • $1.3 million in donated care
  • 1,889 fillings
  • 1,485 extractions
  • 792 cleanings
  • 573 sealant/fluoride treatments
  • 43 endo procedures (root canals and therapeutic pulpotomies)
  • 149 full and partial dentures

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite Fluoridation Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Get The Dental Care They Need | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR: Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis Sullivan says, "As many as one-third on average of poor children have dental caries. And in some populations, it's almost half. So we have a preventable problem and a problem that could lead to much greater disease as we have all seen with the unfortunate case of Deamonte, the young sir who had a dental cavity, became an abscess, ruptured into his brain, and he died from meningitis.That unfortunately is not the only such case like that. "




Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Nearly 100% of Adults get Cavities: FDI World Dental Federation Report

Nearly 100% of Adults Tolerate Dental Caries According to FDI World Dental Federation Report: US Research Company Gallup’s latest released figures indicate that many adults suffer from dental caries and almost one- third of the US population do not visit dentist once a year, although this is recommended. As a result of a dental visit problem, approximately 164, 179,700 hours of work were lost according to the Oral Health, US 2002 Annual Report.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fluoridated Ireland Sees Cavities Increase

In Ireland fluoridation is a country-wide mandate. More tooth decay in children after dental cutbacks - Independent.ie:

DENTISTS say they are seeing an increase in tooth decay among children   "We have seen an increase in dental decay due to the decrease inmanpower and the end result is a huge increase in emergencies, requiring extensive treatment."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Singapore Kids

Despite a 100% fluoridation rate for decades, One in two S'pore kids has rotten teeth: Report - DentistryIQ:



A report on the oral health of schoolchildren found that the proportion
of children with dental caries at the age of seven had gone up from 47.6
per cent in 2003, to 50.6 per cent last year.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Toronto's Poor Kids

Toronto (Canada) is fluoridated. 

 


Photographs of students’ mouths taken during dental screenings
portray a startling picture of a public
health problem in Toronto that has flown under the radar for years. Broken
teeth. Bubbling abscesses. Dark pools of leathery decay. 



Root canals are “not uncommon” among these
children
, said Wong, who started working as a dentist in the public
health clinics in 1994. “Seeing a 6-year-old with cavities in every single tooth
they have — that’s pretty heartbreaking as well.” 




At two schools in North York,
nearly one out of every two students was suspected of having a cavity. At
Grenoble Public School in Flemingdon Park, a “high-priority” area where the
student population represents more than 73 different languages, more than a
quarter of these children required urgent care.



Students’ rotting teeth show ‘inequality of health’ | Toronto Star

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Australians

More than 90% of Australians have access to fluoridated tap water. Treatment costs the Australian economy $8.4 billion a year.

More than 90% of Australian adults have experienced tooth decay and almost 60% of 14-year-olds have decay in their permanent teeth. In 2010-11, more than 23,000 Australian children were hospitalised for dental treatment under general anaesthetic – mostly for treatment of tooth decay.



The Bitter Truth About What Sugar is Doing to Your Teeth

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Despite fluoride, dental-related ER visits staggeringly high

After decades of fluoridated water, toothpaste, dental
products and food supply, over 4 million Americans had to get dental care
in  hospital emergency departments,
according to research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association




Hospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions

Friday, February 28, 2014

Fluoride debate a 'hot potato'

Marlborough's principal dental officer Dr. Rob Beaglehole  said Fluoridation would not mitigate the effects of drinking sugary drinks, he said improved oral health was critical to general health.

"No amount of fluoride will protect teeth against sugary drinks ...."



Fluoride debate a 'hot potato' | Stuff.co.nz

Friday, February 14, 2014

fluoridated Greensboro: 10% of ER cases are dental - CNN

Opinion: The real crisis in America's ERs - CNN.com: We're experiencing this alarming trend right here in Greensboro, North Carolina. For example, one of our local hospitals, the Moses Cone Health Center, finds that about 10% of ER cases are related to dental issues.

Nationally, more than 2.1 million people, the vast majority of them adults, showed up in ERs with dental pain in 2010, double the number just a decade prior, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

Those ER visits for largely preventable issues cost the health system more than $2 billion that year. And the majority of dental ER visits, nearly 80%, were for common and preventable conditions like abscesses and cavities.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates

Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates: Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates




Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land, fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored
teeth) into every nook and cranny of America.  Even though the CDC
reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis,
51% of them have cavities.





Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945:



  1. Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities. 

  2. New dental professionals were created, e.g. dental therapists.

  3. New dental schools opened.

  4. Dental expenditures have gone up substantially, higher than the inflation rate. 

  5. Poor children's cavities are more prevalent, severe, occur earlier and more likely to be untreated.

  6. Despite dental spending growth, 42% percent of adults and 4 million children with dental problems could not afford dental care.
US Senator Bernie
Sanders, in his 2012 report, "Dental Crisis in America," says that
9,500 new dental providers are needed to meet the country's current oral
health needs.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fluoridation Fails New York City

Child Oral Health: In New York City, more than one out of three third grade children
have untreated tooth decay, despite decades of water fluoridation.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Fluoridation Fails Ohio Kids

Despite an 88% fluoridation rated About one of every five third-graders in Ohio had untreated dental disease in 2009-10, Obamacare has unintended loophole in kids’ dental care | The Columbus Dispatch:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Despite fluoridation 1/3 adults have active decay w dire consequences

Healthy mouth, healthy body - The Item: Local News:  According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 25 percent of adults 65 or older have no remaining teeth, and about one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay.

The American Dental Association states the average adult has three or more decayed or missing teeth. An absence of good oral health practices can lead to many health problems, including dry mouth, excessive decay, gum disease or oral cancer. Untreated dental disease can lead to infection, damaged bones or nerves and tooth loss. Dental infections, if left untreated, can spread to other parts of the body. Severe gum disease is associated with chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

children's dental crisis in fluoridated North Philadelphia

The first time I stepped from Erie Avenue onto our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, I met a child who was experiencing some of the worst tooth decay I have ever seen. His gums were swollen and red. The few baby teeth poking out from his infected gums were riddled with cavities. His face was scrunched up with fear and pain. The worst part? He was barely a year old.
 
We’re seeing more children younger than this boy with severe tooth decay. More than 30 percent of the kids being treated by our Care Mobile have untreated tooth decay younger than the age of three.


The children's dental crisis in fluoridated North Philadelphia

Friday, November 01, 2013

Fluoridation fails Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, is fluoridated. Yet, three-fourths of LA's uninsured -- and half of those who did have insurance -- have missing teeth, bleeding gums, toothaches or other unmet dental care needs.

 What Really Scares Middle-Income Americans Away From the Dentist | Wendell Potter:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fluoridation Fails Connecticut



In Connecticut, the 4th richest state, fluoridation is state-mandated since the 1960’s. Yet, 35% of white children, 50% of African American and 50% of Hispanic children have cavities – even though 42%, 35% and 49% have dental sealants, respectively. Up to 57% of low-income third graders have tooth decay, 18% untreated, despite an increase in Medicaid utilization. (4b) The CDC gave the state of Connecticut$1.5 million grant to improve dental health in September 2013.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Dentists in greater demand after 7 decades of fluoridation

Dentsts are In Demand Careers That Pay Six Figures - Business - San Bruno, CA Patch: 2. Dentists (general) diagnose and treat problems with a patient's teeth, gums and other parts of the mouth. They provide advice and instruction on taking care of teeth and gums and on diet choices that affect oral health.
Median annual pay: $141,040
Projected job growth, 2010-20: 21 percent (faster than average)

Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Monday, August 26, 2013

With Fluoridation, West Virginia is No 1 in POOR Oral Health

Despite fluoridation "West Virginia consistently ranks No. 1 in poor oral health in the nation," Shea said 93% of West Virginia's public water suppliers add fluoride in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay.

 Workshops aim to eliminate W.Va. poverty - NewsandSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Parkersburg News and Sentinel:

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Maine Hospital Opens Dental Clinic to Alleviate ER Burdens

Maine Hospital Opens Dental Clinic to Alleviate ER Burdens - Yahoo! News: Recent research carried out by the ADA Health Policy Resources Center (HPRC) concludes that the number of dental ER visits in the US jumped from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010. An independent 2009 study by the National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) showed that 41.8 percent of all ER visits for dental conditions were the result of cavities, the most common dental disease, and one that can be easily prevented. Belfast Water District is fluoridated at 1.2 mg/L  Maine in 79% fluoridated

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dental Divide Widens in U.S. despite Fluoridation

Almost 3/4 of New York State has been fluoridated for decades, yet "In New York, the cost of treating children who visited the hospital or ambulatory surgery centers for dental-related issues skyrocketed from $18.5 million in 2004 to more than $31 million in 2008."

Dental Divide Widens in U.S. | Dr. Harold Katz:

Fluoridation Fails: Hundreds show up for Catholic Charities free dental clinic

In fluoridated Maryland,  "The first two people in line arrived within 10 minutes of each other Friday evening, ready to sleep on the sidewalk overnight for free dental care at a high school in Laurel on Saturday morning.

Twelve hours later, one woman was reclining in a dentist’s chair, getting a new tooth made of a synthetic composite. The other was heading home: The temporary clinic, which served 700 people Friday and Saturday, was unable to provide the treatment she needed, which involved multiple crowns and an abscess, without a specialized lab.

About 300 other adults were turned away over two days because of the overwhelming demand for dental care at the Mid-Maryland Mission of Mercy clinic. The clinic, at St. Vincent Pallotti High School, was sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Maryland Office of Oral Health.

Open wide: Hundreds show up for Catholic Charities free dental clinic:

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Free dental clinic serves hundreds despite fluoridation

99% fluoridated Maryland didn't stop necessity for extensive dental care for residents Free dental clinic in Laurel serves hundreds of people | wusa9.com: But definitive treatment was available at this clinic after the school's gym was transformed into a 50-chair dental office. Volunteers performed cleanings, root canals, fillings and extractions, an estimated $650,000 worth of dental work at no cos

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FLuoridation ineffective at preventing tooth erosion