Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Report: "Greater Cincinnati's Oral Health Crisis..."
"Today, in Greater Cincinnati, nearly a half million people live in third world conditions with respect to their oral health -- they live with pain, face long waiting lists for treatment, and often must rely on hospital emergency rooms, which can provide temporary relief of pain and treat infection, but cannot repair the underlying causes of their oral problems. Routine dental care, in an appropriate setting, provided by the appropriate health professional, is simply not available to them
Monday, November 28, 2005
91 % of Ohio is fluoridated:
"It's estimated that 40 percent of the kids in Ohio will have tooth decay by the time they enter school, and the kids who are seeing more of it may surprise you."
Sunday, November 20, 2005
"The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, between 1988 and 2002, there was a 15 percent increase in tooth decay among children age 2 to 5"
The tooth squad - The Boston Globe:
"The 15-minute exams in the Hyannis and Lynn schools have produced a 50 percent reduction in cavities"
Monday, November 14, 2005
GNN - Government News Network: "2. Today in the UK more adults keep more of their natural teeth for life. Since the 1960s the proportion of adults who have their own natural teeth has risen by 65 per cent and on average those with natural teeth have 14 per cent more of them.
3. An even bigger improvement has taken place in child oral health. Since 1973 the number of 5 year old children experiencing tooth decay has fallen by 50 per cent.
4. In 12 year old children the improvement has been even more dramatic. In 1973, 93 per cent of 12 year olds had tooth decay and by 2003 this had fallen to just 38 per cent. Children in this age group now have the best oral health in Europe."
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Groups seek dental care for children: "Fadal said he sees many 2- and 3-year-old children with bad teeth because they go to bed sucking on a bottle that contains sweet milk, Kool-Aid or other juices. He also said the public needs more education on dental hygiene."
Thursday, November 10, 2005
WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio: Dental Care for Kids: "almost half of the kids in Ohio will have tooth decay before they even enter school."