Friday, April 27, 2012

Conference sounds alarm about Native oral health

South Dakota is 95% fluoridated Conference sounds alarm about Native oral health: The dental decay rate for very young children is particularly alarming: Native American children in South Dakota between the ages of 2 and 5 have, on average, more than four teeth with decay. The rates of teeth decay for Hispanic children is just over two teeth, and the rates for African American and Caucasian children is slightly more than one tooth.

Colton told of a recent day in the operating room where she crowned every primary tooth in the mouth of a young patient under general anesthesia. The child was the sixth and youngest child in the family to have the same procedure.