Saturday, February 23, 2008

Campaign pushes dental care - LA Daily News

Campaign pushes dental care - LA Daily News: "PACOIMA - Dental disease among children is five times more prevalent than asthma in the San Fernando Valley and statewide, a result of poor nutrition, little education about oral health among parents and lack of access to dentists, community leaders said Friday."

The city of Los Angeles, California, has been fluoridated since the mid-1990s.

""The number one cause of missed school in LAUSD is dental disease," said Dr. Maritza Cabezas, a dentist with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health."