Saturday, February 05, 2005

Chipping Away at Poverty's Ill Effect (

In fluoridated Washington DC:

"The children's mouths, often rife with decay and gum disease by first grade, give them away, dentists said. 'Their teeth are just totally bombed out,' said Sally Cram, the dentist who led the logistics yesterday at Howard."

"Ninety percent of those in line needed some sort of dental care. "A large majority" were suffering significant decay in five or more teeth, Cram said."