Tuesday, February 28, 2006

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY NEWS: Another political fight brewing?:

North Carolina is 85% fluoridated:

"The North Carolina Dental Society recently released a shocking document that contends there are 600,000 underserved children in the state, most in rural areas.

North Carolina ranks 47th in the nation in the ratio of dentists to population. The need for dentistry for some eastern N.C. children has reached crisis proportions.

Twenty-three percent of kindergarten children have untreated tooth decay; thirty-three per cent of kids ages 2-9 have untreated decay."