Friday, May 28, 2010

Increasing number of youngest children exhibiting “rampant” tooth decay

Calgary is fluoridated

"...up to 40 per cent of very young children have cavities, and that figure is “increasing definitively,” says Dr. Sarah Hulland, a pediatric dentistry specialist in Calgary." (Canada)

"In dentists' offices in the past five to 10 years, we've seen a progressive increase in cases of children aged (up to) five with rampant decay,” she says. “And we know that as they age, they have a huge risk of future cavities if it was an earlier problem.

As with childhood obesity, diet is at the heart of the issue."