Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA: "'Poor tooth care is very, very common among poor folks,' said Rob Rainer, executive director of the National Anti-Poverty Coalition in Ottawa. 'It's a huge issue.'

One in three workers in the country have no benefits at all because they are in contract, part-time, or self-employed work, said Rainer. 'We have a lot of parents who are struggling to put food on the table. They can't afford to buy tooth brushes and toothpaste.'"

Tooth decay among children is on the increase in Haldimand-Norfolk as cash-strapped families find it harder and harder to get to the dentist, the local health unit has reported.