Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fluoridation Mandated Kentucky: Tooth Loss 5th highest in US

 In 2012, Kentucky had the fifth highest rate of tooth loss among people 65 and over in the nation



 Today, our state is considered a national leader in fluoridation,
providing approximately 96 percent of Kentuckians with fluoridated
water. In addition, KOHP also offers a fluoride supplement program for
preschool children whose home drinking water supply is fluoride
deficient.



Kentucky also became one of the first states in the nation
to introduce a school-based Dental Sealant program for children who
might otherwise not have access to regular dental car



[All this failed when the real problem is inability to get dental care]



 Four out of 10 of our children reportedly never visited a dentist, and over 16,000 uninsured residents turned to an ER rather than a dentist for dental pain.



 Lack of dental coverage and affordability are just a part of the equation. A lack of education regarding the importance of oral health, fear of visiting a dentist, inconvenient location or time, particularly among working families with school age children, lack of transportation, distance to, and trouble finding a dentist are all contributing factors.



 Jeff Rubin: Believe this — your key to better health and quality of life may be right under your nose | NKyTribune

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fluoridation Failure Contributes to Opiod Addiction & Costs US $8 Billion+ Annually

"the Centers for Disease Control estimates that the U.S. loses $6 billion in productivity each year due to oral health issues. Emergency department visits for oral pain cost nearly $2 billion a year and contribute to the epidemic of opioid addiction. And mounting evidence shows that poor oral health results in increased general medical costs.

 It’s time to break down the wall between dentistry and medicine:

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dentist Neglect Costing Taxpayers Millions in Nebraska

 RESULTS: During the study period, a total of 9943 dental-related ED visits occurred. Of these, 55.5% patients aged
between 25 and 44 years. Thirty-nine percent of all dental ED visits had patients who were self-financed or uninsured. Twenty counties in Nebraska do not have a dentist, and nine counties had more than 50 ED
visits per 10,000 population. Patients residing in urban areas paid significantly higher charges than those living in rural towns, smallrural towns, or isolated rural areas. The mean and total ED charges attributed to dental conditions for the entire study period were $934 and $9.3 million, respectively.


Emergency Department Utilization related to dental conditions and distribution of Dentists, Nebraska 2011-2013 | Read by QxMD

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cavity Rates Unchanged Despite Increased Fluoride Exposure

Sunday, April 09, 2017

FLuoridation Fails Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic reaches capacity



Mission of Mercy free dental clinic reaches capacity in Connecticut where fluoridation is state-mandated



Officials say during the two day event, around 2,000 people received much-needed dental care.Fluoridation is state-mandate in Connected.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Sugar Beats Fluoride in Australia

Despite Australia's 70% fluoridation rate, tooth decay is rampant

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Tooth Decay Sill Silent Epidemic

Bipartisan Agreement On Health Care? On Dental Care, Absolutely | The Huffington Post:



More than a decade and a half after [Surgeon General] Satcher’s report, tooth decay is still the number one chronic disease affecting children. More than a third of elementary school children have untreated tooth decay. One reason is that only about one-third of U.S. dentists accept Medicaid. Another big reason is that a growing number of Americans live in communities were dentists are few and far between. In fact, since 2000, the number of people living in dental shortage areas, often called dental deserts, has nearly doubled, from 25 million to 49 million.



 

“Silent epidemic” is the term former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher used in a seminal report in 2000 to describe a growing but, until then, little understood crisis.  Satcher wrote, “there are profound and
consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens. Indeed,
what amounts to a “silent epidemic” of dental and oral diseases is
affecting some population groups.”

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Non-Fluoridated Countries Dramtic DROP in tooth decay


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dentists Fail Arizona Residents

Because most dentists prefer to treat the water of and not the teeth of low income Americans,
in Arizona, Emergency Rooms are the go-to treatment option for more than 45,000 people with dental problems from 2010 to 2015.

The state’s Medicaid program (the taxpayers) picked up the tab for 41 percent of these cases — nearly 19,000 visits. At an average of $749 per visit, that’s quite a chunk of public dollars going to treat something that could be prevented at a dentist’s office for about a third of the cost.

Arizona lawmakers ponder dental therapy to address shortage - Watchdog.org

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fluoridation Fails New Zealand

The latest New Zealand study looking at dental health and the NZ School Dental data both show that for the vast majority of children there is no difference in decay rates between fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas Non-water fluoridated Scottish kids now have better teeth than water-fluoridated Kiwi kids.




Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida, is fluoridated: More than 100 elementary students have a big reason to smile. Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton teamed up with Delray Beach’s Spodak Dental Group to provide free care to the children Friday.

The care wasn’t just a cleaning. The dental office shut down and dentists performed extractions and other procedures totally free. Dr. Craig Spodak believes the office did more than $150,000 worth of dental work throughout the day.

“The number 1 reason a child would go to the emergency room, the number 1 reason a child will miss school is because of a dental pain, or dental disease, so it’s an epidemic,” Spodak said.




 Delray dentist, Marlins star fight tooth decay - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news:

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Fluoridation Fails the Poor

Despite the growth in fluoridation, tooth decay and fluoride overdose is rampant in America's poor children.

Decay rates for children, living 100% below the Federal Poverty Level, are 40% in three- to five-year-olds; 69% in six- to nine-year-olds; and 74% in 13-15 year-olds, based on Federal data (2011/2012 NHANES) to be presented at an American Public Health Association Meeting 11/2/16).

Previous cavity rates (NHANES III 1988-1994) for similar children’s primary teeth were much lower – 30% of 2-5 year-olds; 42% of 6-12 year-olds and 34% of 15-18 year-olds’ permanent teeth.

http://fluoridealert.org/news/fluoridation-useless-for-low-income-children-federal-data-shows/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Every week, 100 Irish kids go to hospitals with dental problems.  Ireland public water suppliers are required to add fluoride chemicals in its failed attempt to reduce tooth decay in children who eat sugar - which is the only cause of tooth decay.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Michigan

90.2% of Michigan is fluoridated where



  • More than one-third of all Michigan seniors have lost six or more natural teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. Low-income seniors are more than three times as likely to have lost six or more teeth from tooth decay and/or gum disease. 
  •  Sixty-six percent of third-graders in the Upper Peninsula had a history of dental decay in their primary and/or permanent teeth, compared with 56 percent statewide. 
  • Years of studies, reports and task forces show us there is no one
    solution to this problem. But one strategy that hasn't been tried in
    Michigan yet is adding mid-level dental providers to our state's
    workforce to expand access to care.


 Commentary: Allowing 'dental therapists' in Michigan will expand access to oral care | MLive.com:

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Rhode Island



Rhode Island is 84% fluoridated:  “The significant level of patient turnout for the five-year milestone clinic highlights the continuing need for access to affordable oral health care in Rhode Island,” said Dr. Jeffrey Dodge, DMD, Mission of Mercy co-chair





Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic 
Between 2012 and 2015, the Rhode Island Mission of Mercy free dental clinic has treated 3,281 patients between the ages of one and 91.
Since it began and through 2015, the two-day clinic has provided $1,790,228 worth of dental services and more than 12,400 procedures, including:
  • 1,421 fillings
  • 2,011 extractions
  • 1,729 cleanings, sealants and fluoride treatments
  • 114 root canals
  • 336 removable partial dentures and denture repairs
 GoLocalProv | RI Oral Health Foundation’s Free Dental Clinic Serves Over 720 Patients:





 In 2015  Misc. Facts
231 Patients arrived in pain
Average time in pain, 66 days
94% of patients had no dental insurance
41% of patients had not seen a dentist in over 2 years
32% of patients needed more dental work


 http://www.rimom.org/2015-Event-Summary.pdf


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Americans Desperately Need Dental Care, despite being fluoride-overdosed

After 71 years of fluoridation and 61 years of fluoridated toothpate:

Fluoride overdose symptoms (dental fluorosis or discolored teeth) is growing in incidence and severity after 71 years of fluoridation reaching record numbers of Americans and 61 years of fluoridated toothpaste, a glut of fluoridated dental products (and in higher concentrations both over-the-counter and hidden, to you, in dental materials), fluoride containing medicines and a fluoride-saturated food supply. Yet,

People desperately need dental care, by Susan Sered, Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University

Excerpts: In 2003 and 2004 (pre-Obamacare), I conducted a national study of uninsured Americans in southcentral Illinois, northern Idaho, the Mississippi delta, the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and in eastern Massachusetts.

I asked nearly 150 interviewees: “If President Bush were to declare universal health care for everyone starting tomorrow, what is the first problem you would take care of?” The most common answer by a landslide echoed this respondent’s: “I’ll be waiting outside the dentist’s office at 5:00 in the morning waiting for it to open.”

Many of the people I interviewed lived with untreated diabetes, asthma or even cancer, yet their oral health problems presented the greatest challenges to their quality of life.

Recently I returned to these communities to reinterview the people I’d met over a decade earlier. Very little has changed. While the majority of the people I interviewed now had health care coverage of some sort (for nearly 20 percent of them, it was as a consequence of becoming sufficiently disabled to be eligible for Social Security), very few had managed to secure dental coverage.

Then and now, people told me about visiting emergency rooms in hopes of alleviating pain or using addictive pain medications to make it through the day. People even told me that they had resorted to pulling out their own teeth.

It can be very hard to find dentists who accept Medicaid

I have met women and men of various ages who have pulled their own teeth.

Medicare does not cover dental care. Today, according to government estimates, 70 percent of seniors lack dental coverage.

It is estimated that 108 million Americans have no dental insurance, and that one in four non elderly Americans has untreated tooth decay.

The reality is that tooth decay signifies poverty in pernicious ways. Without expanding insurance to cover oral health, millions of Americans will continue to live with pain, stigma and the risks of systemic diseases that could be averted through an accessible and integrated system of dental care.

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/30/health_care_has_a_cavity_theres_no_good_reason_our_teeth_arent_covered_partner/

Thursday, April 14, 2016

NZ Research Proves Fluoridation Not Needed

A New Zealand study published in Bio Medical Central Oral Health last month shows dental health improved the greatest extent for children in non-fluoridated areas. There is now no difference in dental decay rates between non-Maori children who live in fluoridated areas and non-Maori children who live in non-fluoridated areas, proving that fluoridation is not needed for children to obtain good dental health. There has been an improvement in child dental health over the past ten years right across New Zealand.



 NZ Research Proves Fluoridation Not Needed | Thursday, 14 April 2016,

Friday, March 11, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Australia

Australia is 70% fluoridated

More than 1400 children under five are now being admitted to NSW hospitals each year to have teeth pulled or crowns inserted under general anaesthetic.
That is a rate of 312 per 100,000 children, 152 per cent more than the 124.1 per 100,000 in 1989-1990.
More than 5200 children under 14 go under general anaesthetic for dental work in NSW hospitals each year.
“We have gone backwards. After years of improvement from the 1960s and early 1970s with fluoridation, Australia’s children are worse off,” Australian Dental Association spokesman Dr Peter Alldritt said.
“More than half of Australian children by the age of six have tooth decay and almost half of 12-year-olds have experienced decay in their permanent teeth.
“We are calling on the federal government to implement a sugar tax. Frequent consumption of sugar on a regular basis is the No. 1 cause of tooth decay.”
Sydney paediatric dentist Dr Philippa Sawyer said she had seen cases in which all of a child’s baby teeth had to be surgically removed.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/dentists-warn-of-rise-in-number-of-surgically-removed-baby-teeth-among-toddlers/news-story/9ccd781ccf2409c91dfd6eaa61031a05?nk=6bc016ea8c51352a8a04f6211a97233d-1457699704

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Minnesota

Thousands of Minnesotans go without regular dental care - StarTribune.com



 Some 400,000 preschoolers turned up at Minnesota
hospitals with severe oral complaints from 2007 to 2012, according to the
Minnesota Department of Health. Overall, Minnesotans racked up $80 million in
hospital bills over five years for oral care that could have been avoided by
regular dental visits.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Seniors

POINT OF VIEW: Seniors key to talks about dental plans for poor | www.palmbeachpost.com:



Florida is 78% fluoridated, Yet, "Nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay."



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Saturday, January 23, 2016

91% of Am-Indian & AK-native 3rd graders have tooth decay

 “According to the Indian Health Service, American Indian and Alaska Native preschoolers have the highest levels of tooth decay in the U.S.,” says a press release from the Miss Native American USA Organization. “By grade three, 91 percent of American Indian and Alaskan Native children have experienced tooth decay and 72 percent have unfilled cavities.



 Miss Native American Plays Tooth Fairy - ICTMN.com:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tooth Decay "Staggering" in fluoridated Colorado

In Colorado, the public health numbers are staggering. Tooth decay affects about 40-percent of kindergartners and 55-percent of third graders. Colorado is 72.4% fluoridated Tackling poor dental health in Colorado kids

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Knox County, Tennessee

Despite decades of fluoridation, dental health is getting worse in Knox County, Tennessee. Tooth loss is trending upwards where 21.4% of adults over 65 are toothless (35% of blacks; 29% of whites) 

In 2014, 43.8% of all adults had at least one tooth extracted due to infections - up from 41.7% in 2008

In 2014, 8.6% of all adults had all teeth extracted - Up from 6.7% in 2008.

In 2014, 21.4% of adults 65 and older had all their teeth extracted -  up from 20.3% in 2008

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2680571-CHA-Print-2015.html




Monday, December 14, 2015

Fluoride Fails American Indians



STUDY CONCLUSIONS:

By the age of 36 months, dental caries is nearly universal in this population of American Indian children. Caries risk factors included sugared beverage consumption, greater household size, and maternal factors.



 Factors associated with dental caries in a group of American Indian children at age 36 months. - PubMed - NCBI:

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Fluoridation Fails Wisconsin Children

WISCONSIN
 

Campaign launched in  Eau Claire County to decrease tooth decay in children

In response to the increasing number of young children with tooth decay, the action team released a webinar session for medical professionals about how they can play a vital role in tooth decay prevention in young children.
 
According to the 2010 Burden of Oral Disease in Wisconsin, about 25 % of Wisconsin’s Head Start children ages three and four have untreated decay and 33% have had cavities and now have fillings.