Friday, January 19, 2007

Agency helps children have a healthy smile | | Spartanburg, S.C.:

Spartanburg, South Carolina is fluoridated

"Tooth pain gnaws at Spartanburg's youths.

One quarter of children in Spartanburg County -- twice as many as the percentage statewide -- need immediate dental care, according to a Statewide Oral Health Needs Assessment done by South Carolina's health department in 2002. Often abscesses -- oral, bacterial infections with pools of pus and swollen gums -- grow from untreated cavities to cause that need."