Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maryland is 94% fluoridated "[The dentist] has seen individuals suffering from infections, decay, burning gums and ulcers who rely on aspirin to ease their pain.

Others have teeth that are blackened and crooked.

Many have not been to a dentist in decades.

It is the desperate need for dental attention that keeps her coming back each year to volunteer her time and services to thousands of people attending the Convoy of Hope at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.

'We expect to see at least 2,000 people today," Bye said. "Many of them have been living with discomfort for a long time.'

Snyder estimated that about 5,000 people attended Saturday's Convoy of Hope.

'The first year, about 2,300 people showed up," he said. "Each year since, the numbers have increased.'"

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