Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Local Boy Dies From Tooth Decay » Catalyst News Network:

Maryland is 94% fluoridated

"In spite of such modern innovations as the fluoridation of drinking water, tooth decay is still the single most common childhood disease nationwide, five times as common as asthma, experts say. Poor children are more than twice as likely to have cavities as their more affluent peers, research shows, but far less likely to get treatment."

"A routine, $80 tooth extraction might have saved him....Deamonte’s death and the ultimate cost of his care, which could total more than $250,000..."