Sunday, August 09, 2009

Tooth decay rates rising among young Canadians

Despite being fluoridated, "According to a survey conducted by Toronto Public Health the prevalence of early tooth decay in five-year olds studied at public schools in the city has risen from 9.8 per cent in 1999-2000 to 11.6 per cent in 2005-06, while the percentage of five-year-olds with two or more untreated decayed teeth increased from 9.9 per cent to 14.6 per cent in the same six-year stretch."