Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BurdenDoc_04-06.pdf (application/pdf Object)

In fluoridation-mandated Illinois, "Fifty-five percent of the third-graders have had dental caries experience that includes treated and untreated cavities. Of the 55 percent with caries experience, 30 percent have untreated cavities (cavitated lesions). Four percent of the children with untreated cavities need urgent dental treatment, indicating pain, abscess or severe decay. The numbers are higher among lower income, rural, and minority populations."