Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Lack of Oral Health Care for Adults in [100% fluoridated] Harlem [NY]:
A Hidden Crisis

"It is striking that the most commonly selfreported
health complaint among Harlem
adults in this community-based sample was
problems with their teeth or gums (30%)...In comparison, only 10% of those
participants surveyed in a special supplement
on oral health in the National Health Interview
Survey (NHIS) in 1989 reported fair or poor
oral health."