Saturday, October 28, 2006

Better oral health sought for kids:

Tooth decay increased in fluoridation Mandated Kentucky

"Fewer than half of Kentucky's 2,265 licensed dentists accepted Medicaid patients in 2004....

And one result is that only one in five Kentucky children on Medicaid sees a dentist each year, and about half of Kentucky's preschool children have untreated dental decay. ...
A 2001 survey by the University of Kentucky found nearly half of Kentucky's children ages 2 to 4 have untreated dental decay -- about twice the national average.

Kentucky also has one of the highest rates in the nation of adults over 65 with no teeth."