Monday, March 05, 2007

STLtoday - News - St. Louis City / County

STLtoday - News - St. Louis City / County:

St Louis County and 81% of Missouri is fluoridated

"'We have a lot of kids whose mouths are 'bombed out' — just every tooth in their mouth is severely decayed,' said Hurocy, 40. 'Many have teeth that are beyond repair and need to be extracted.'"

"Statewide, only 660 of the state's 3,660 licensed dentists accept Medicaid patients, according to the state's department of social services. Locally, a few more than 200 dentists accept Medicaid patients."