Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Dentists Fail Arizona Residents
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
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Delray Beach, Florida
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
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Warning: this video highlights the consequences of #sugar consumption@SBS #sugartax pic.twitter.com/fSu2U7HVvc— Sugar Free Smiles (@SugarFreeSmiles) September 22, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Michigan
- 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
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
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Americans Desperately Need Dental Care, despite being fluoride-overdosed
Thursday, April 14, 2016
NZ Research Proves Fluoridation Not Needed
NZ Research Proves Fluoridation Not Needed | Thursday, 14 April 2016,
Friday, March 11, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Australia
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Minnesota
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
Florida is 78% fluoridated, Yet, "Nearly one-third of older adults have untreated tooth decay."
"The listing of dentists for basic dental
services (one to two cleanings per year, X-rays) in each plan may
include 20 dentists. But calling any listed provider reveals that
perhaps 10 percent accept adults. The rest serve only children. Frail,
impaired, under-educated and other seniors are not able to maneuver the
system to find out how to proceed."
Saturday, January 23, 2016
91% of Am-Indian & AK-native 3rd graders have tooth decay
Miss Native American Plays Tooth Fairy - ICTMN.com:
Monday, January 11, 2016
Tooth Decay "Staggering" in fluoridated Colorado
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Knox County, Tennessee
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
Monday, December 14, 2015
Fluoride Fails American Indians
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
Campaign launched in Eau Claire County to decrease tooth decay in children
Saturday, November 21, 2015
NIH Protects Sugar Industry Over Children's Teeth
In the 1970's, the sugar industry encouraged the NIH to design research projects that, instead of looking at sugar, focused on:
- Fluoride in toothpaste
- Fluoridated water supplies
- Adding fluoride to sugar, salt or flour
Monday, October 19, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Ireland
Friday, October 02, 2015
Fluoridation Fails American Indians
Oregon Looks North for Lessons about Expanding Dental Access to Reservation Communities
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Georgia
Dental Visits Decline As Dental Emergency Room Visits Rise
In Georgia there were about 60,000 visits to Georgia emergency rooms for "non-traumatic" dental problems – oral health issues not caused by injuries. That cost more than $23 million (2007).[i] According to Capaldo, the problem is not a lack of capacity in the system. Most dentists in Georgia have the ability to see more patients. Rather, patients face barriers to getting needed care such as fear of the dentist, time off work and cost, according to a news release from the Georgia Dental Association. Georgia is 96% fluoridated.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Fluoridation Fails Australia
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Fluoridation Fails US
40% Of US Children Affected By Tooth Decay: Home Remedies For Oral Health Problems - Health Aim:
Friday, August 21, 2015
Fluoridation Fails a Kansas City
Kansas Town Takes Dental Care To School : Shots - Health News : NPR
Fluoridation Fails Australia & New Zealand
Dentists Blame Junk Food and Sugary Drinks for Tooth Decay in Young Children:
Most of Australia and New Zealand is fluoridated.