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' |

Friday, February 14, 2014

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

Opinion: The real crisis in America's ERs - 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 - | 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 | 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

Sunday, June 30, 2013

900 received emergency dental care despite fluoridation

Free Dental Care Given to 966 Patients in [fluoridated] Lake Geneva on Friday - Milwaukee dental health | The people in line for free treatment had driven to Lake Geneva from [fluoridation state-mandated]  Illinois, [fluoridated] Green Bay, [fluoridated] Wausau and many other areas around the state [which is 88% fluoridated]. The first person in line had arrived at 7:10 a.m. Thursday morning and reported being sunburned from being outside all day.

There are expected to be even more people in line for free dental care this morning.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Oral Health Crisis in 88% fluoridated Wisconsin

Wisconsin is 88% fluoridated - Update from WDA Mission of Mercy clinic floor: By the time this two-day event at Badger High School closes Saturday, roughly 2,000 people will have received about $1 million in charity care from more than 1,200 volunteers, including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, Marquette University School of Dentistry students and community helpers.

A large number of people in Walworth County work in the service industry, often at minimum wage and without benefits. MOM is a moving, real-life illustration of the urgent need for Wisconsin to make “Healthy Choices” to help remove barriers to oral health care for its citizens.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fluoridation & Organized Dentistry Lead the US to a Dental Health Crisis

ERs seeing increase of people visiting with dental problems - American Dental Association -

More people are heading to the emergency room with dental problems, an increase largely driven by young adults who don't have dental benefits, according to the ADA Health Policy Resources Center.
The number of dental emergency room visits in the U.S. increased from 1.1 million in 2000 to 2.1 million in 2010, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. The survey also showed dental ER visits as a percent of total ER visits increasing from 1.06 percent in 2000 to 1.65 percent in 2010—a change HPRC cites as statistically significant. 

Based on various estimates on the average cost of a dental ED visit, it cost the health care system anywhere from $867 million to $2.1 billion to treat dental conditions in hospital emergency rooms in 2010, according to HPRC.
Without further interventions from policymakers, dental [ER] visits are likely to increase in the future, straining our health care system and increasing overall health care costs," the research brief said. "Now more than ever, innovative solutions are needed to improve access and oral health."

Monday, June 03, 2013

Despite fluoridation, 900 get Mission of Mercy dental care

Lincoln, Rhode Island is fluoridated: Over 900 attend Mission of Mercy at CCRI's Flanagan campus - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

 "I went to an oral surgeon they were going to charge me over twelve hundred dollars to extract it and I don't have insurance," said Charbonneau.

 "You hear their stories, where they've come from, how patiently they've waited, not only in line, but months on end with pain, swelling, and uncertainty," said Dr. Hartman.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

More than half of Australian children have tooth decay | News |

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Emergency Room Dental Care Increased in fluoridated Kansas City, Missouri

Secular trends in hospital emergen... [Public Health Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr] - PubMed - NCBI: CONCLUSIONS:

Kansas City, Missouri, is fluoridated, "There was a significant increasing trend in dental complaint-related ED visits. EDs have become an important site for people with dental problems to seek urgent care, particularly for individuals who self-pay or are on Medicaid."

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fluoridated St. Louis Needs New Dental School

St. Louis Missouri has been fluoridated since 1955 and plans $23 million dental school clinic in St. Louis

Fluoridation was projected to put dentists out of business. But
 "We definitely recognize there is a huge unmet need for dental schools and oral health care in the [St. Louis] area," Dr. Chris Halliday, inaugural dean of the dental school, said.

                The school expects to hire 61 staff members at the clinic. The average salary of the clinic staffers will be $32,000, according to Phelps. Grace Hill will run the clinic's daily operations with plans to bring in about 10 dentists to work at the clinic, according to Phelps.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness -

Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness - A few years ago, an extremely sick, 2�-year-old boy came to the [fluoridated] Houston office of pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD, with a 105-degree temperature. The illness, which required five days of hospitalization and a course of intravenous antibiotics, got its start in an infected tooth; which, in turn, resulted from poor dental hygiene and a lack of dental care. Dr. Wagner, who was then an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School, decided to use this case as a hook for an educational session on oral health.