Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kids' Teeth Rotting in fluoridated Lebanon, New Hampshire

Valley News ~ Full Story: [fluoridated] Lebanon, NH -- When Dr. Dianna Baker tells kids to open up and say “ah,” she's rarely surprised to see at least one rotting tooth.

Often, it's worse. She's seen children, most of them under the age of 5, who needed general anesthesia before getting teeth pulled. She's seen kids go to the hospital emergency room because their mouths were causing them so much pain.

Baker isn't a dentist; she's a pediatric resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. But the problems she's seen in her patients’ mouths have convinced her that oral health cannot be left to the dentistry profession alone to address.