Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kids need extensive dental care in fluoridated Key West

Key West, Florida, is fluoridated. Yet, "A six-year-old girl in Key West needs $10,000 worth of dental work, and a nine-year-old boy stopped smiling two years ago when kids at school started making fun of two discolored teeth."

Rotary program saves smiles | All money raised at the rotary club's annual Help a Child Smile
golf tournament, scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Key West Golf Club, is
used to pay local dentists who treat local children.

 But funds have dwindled, and the Rotary Club currently has a waiting list of children hoping to see a dentist before their smile is forever replaced by the sullen look of a child in pain. 

 "There are so many kids that we have to prioritize, but you
know the pain for each child is getting worse every week, and we really
want to focus on preventive medicine."

The Rotary
Club recently began sending dentists and hygienists into schools to
conduct preliminary, non-invasive dental screenings.

sent out 300 permission slips to at-risk kids, printed in English,
Spanish and Creole," Hirsch said. "We got 70 slips back, so we were able
to screen 70 kids. These are kids whose families can barely pay their
rent, not to mention annual dental check-ups."

information, or to make a donation, visit the Key
West Rotary Club's
dental fund online at or email Hirsch at

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dental Health Deteriorating Despite Fluoridation & Fluoridated Dental Products

Concern for oral care is increasing due to rising prevalence of tooth decay, periodontal diseases, tooth erosion, and tooth sensitivity

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fluoridation Fails the US

Emergency department (ED) use for dental care has been a growing problem in the United
States, particularly for young adults. From 2000 through 2010, utilization of dental services
in EDs has steadily risen for young adults ages 21-34. Other studies also documented an
increase in dental ED utilization over the last decade. Dental ED visits are growing as a
percentage of all ED visits. In 2010, it was estimated that it costs up to $2.1 billion to treat
dental ED visits

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Ireland

In Ireland, where fluoridation is mandated country-wide,  Irish dental surgeries are "brimming" with children showing signs of irreparable tooth decay