Friday, March 03, 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer | 11/21/2005 | Sound mouth, healthy body:

Philadelphia, PA, is fluoridated:

"Shadeed Lamar is just a little guy but already he's got big problems in his mouth: Ten of his 24 teeth are so badly decayed that they need to be pulled or filled...Unfortunately, Shadeed is not an aberration."

"The extent of the dental crisis among poor children in Philadelphia became clear not long after the Care Mobile launched medical and dental screenings in 2002.

"We were very frustrated. We had a large number of children who had dental problems and nowhere to get treated because they had no insurance," said pediatric cardiologist Iain Black,..."