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: "Last year, four area hospitals had 1,500 visits from patients seeking help with tooth pain, said JAT Mountjoy, director of administrative services at the Green River District Health Department. About a third of those cases involved children and teens.
'It's going to take a lot of pain for you to go to the (emergency room),' Mountjoy said.
State officials have found that 4,500 Kentucky 3-year-olds have dental pain each day, McKee said. Nearly half of preschoolers have untreated tooth decay."
Kentucky is 99.6% fluoridated