Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Why Pediatric Dental Care Matters - NCOHF

Why Pediatric Dental Care Matters - NCOHF: "The #1 Childhood Disease in America: Pediatric Dental Disease – A National Health Crisis

After 65 years of U.S. water fluoridation, 55 years of fluoridated toothpaste, and a huge amount of fluoridated dental products applied to and ingested by virtually every American: "Millions of children in America suffer in pain from untreated dental problems, affecting their ability to eat, sleep and learn."

"One out of four children in America is born into poverty, and children living below the poverty line (annual income of $20,000 for a family of four) have more severe and untreated decay. These poor, non-poor differences continue into adolescence."