Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates

Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates: Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates

Instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land, fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored
teeth) into every nook and cranny of America.  Even though the CDC
reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis,
51% of them have cavities.

Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945:

  1. Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities. 

  2. New dental professionals were created, e.g. dental therapists.

  3. New dental schools opened.

  4. Dental expenditures have gone up substantially, higher than the inflation rate. 

  5. Poor children's cavities are more prevalent, severe, occur earlier and more likely to be untreated.

  6. Despite dental spending growth, 42% percent of adults and 4 million children with dental problems could not afford dental care.
US Senator Bernie
Sanders, in his 2012 report, "Dental Crisis in America," says that
9,500 new dental providers are needed to meet the country's current oral
health needs.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fluoridation Fails New York City

Child Oral Health: In New York City, more than one out of three third grade children
have untreated tooth decay, despite decades of water fluoridation.