Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sherwood, Illinois, kids teeth are rotting despite fluoridation

Sweet tooth trouble: More cavities being seen in younger kids - Joliet Herald News

Fluoridation is state mandated in Illinois. Dr. Gina Mueller, a Shorewood dentist, said she’s not surprised when she sees young children coming in her office with six or eight or even a dozen cavities. It seems like the past few years, she said, it’s becoming more common for toddlers to develop a mouth-ful of cavities even before their first dental checkup.

“It’s almost more surprising to see a kid without cavities,” she said.
Her fellow dentists at Shorewood Family Dental Center say they are observing the same trend, and they are not alone.