Monday, January 17, 2005

0506lead.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Boston, Massachusetts, is fluoridated:

"...large numbers of children showing up at the ER presenting
with nontraumatic dental complaints or what really
amounted to untreated dental cavities. “It just struck me as
a little odd that these kids would come to the ER for their
dental pains rather than seeking out a dentist or a dental
clinic,” he says. But these were not cases of simple
toothaches. According to Dorfman, these kids were walking
in with significant amounts of tooth decay and sometimes
mouthfuls of cavities."