Wednesday, March 31, 2010

One in five US children lacks access to dental care | Dental Tribune International

After 65 years of water fluoridation in the United States, "A recent report from the Pew Center on the States paints a sad picture about the oral health of many children in the United States. The paper — titled ‘The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children’ — claims that millions of disadvantaged children suffer from sub-par dental health yet do not have access to adequate dental care. It also states that the lack of access to care could affect kids throughout their childhoods and into their adult lives."