Monday, October 11, 2010 - an online service of the Salina Journal

Salina, Kansas is fluoridated: "Tracie Linzenmeyer was stuck with a mouthful of rotten teeth because she couldn't afford to have them pulled.

Medicaid would pay for the stay-at-home Salina mom to get her teeth cleaned, but because of the cost, it wouldn't pay for such dental services as root canals, crowns, deep-cleaning or tooth removal -- all of which Linzenmeyer needed.

'My teeth have gotten so bad that they have to be pulled, but I can't get them pulled because I can't afford it,' she said during a recent visit to get her teeth deep cleaned at the Salina Family Healthcare Center dental clinic." - an online service of the Salina Journal: