Monday, January 30, 2006

Blood Lead Concentrations in Children and Method of Water Fluoridation in the United States, 1988-1994:

"Controlling for covariates, water fluoridation method was significant [for children's higher blood lead levels] only in the models that included dwellings built before 1946 and dwellings of unknown age"

Thursday, January 26, 2006

EarlyChildCaries.pdf (application/pdf Object)

"children with dental caries were more likely to have received a topical fluoride treatment than those without
caries. Pediatric Dentistry 25(6):565–571"

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

DentalPAGRFP2006FINAL.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Smiles Across Greater Missouri January 2006

"The use of water fluoridation ... has had
limited impact on the back chewing surfaces (pits and fissures) of teeth. In fact, most tooth decay occurs
on the pits and fissures of molar teeth."
Warning: Your Teeth Are Affecting Your Brain - Yahoo! News:

"'The dental profession mostly ignores the impact of how oral inflammation and infection affect the rest of the body, simply because they are not paid to do so...'

'The dental profession is paid to perform 'procedures' such as fillings, extractions, crowns, prosthetic replacement (false teeth), etc., so dentists are disconnected from the overall picture of whole body health."

Sunday, January 15, 2006 | Latest News: "'Mommy can't afford to take you to the dentist.'

Dallas, Texas is fluoridated

"But in Dallas recently:

•A toddler with a mouthful of cavities went untreated because a community clinic was not equipped to sedate her and her mother couldn't afford to take her elsewhere.

•A 9-year-old with nine cavities planned nine visits to a low-cost clinic, because even there her parents could afford to treat only one tooth at a time.

•An 8-year-old, who lost Medicaid coverage when his mother began work, returned to the dentist when he complained of pain and needed five fillings and three teeth removed."

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sugar shock

"'The soda bores a hole in the tooth, then pours sugar into it,' Frachella said. 'There's not enough fluoride in the world to combat that...When he started out, Frachella thought that fluoride would be a miracle drug for dentistry: 'I thought if we optimized topical and systemic fluoride, that we would eliminate tooth decay in 30 years. I was naive, and didn't foresee that we would be drinking battery acid by the tens of thousands of liters, thanks to the sugar lobby in the United States. And the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association have caved to them, taking grant money from the sugar industry.'"