Toronto (Canada) is fluoridated.
Photographs of students’ mouths taken during dental screenings
portray a startling picture of a public
health problem in Toronto that has flown under the radar for years. Broken
teeth. Bubbling abscesses. Dark pools of leathery decay.
Root canals are “not uncommon” among these
children, said Wong, who started working as a dentist in the public
health clinics in 1994. “Seeing a 6-year-old with cavities in every single tooth
they have — that’s pretty heartbreaking as well.”
Students’ rotting teeth show ‘inequality of health’ | Toronto Star
At two schools in North York,
nearly one out of every two students was suspected of having a cavity. At
Grenoble Public School in Flemingdon Park, a “high-priority” area where the
student population represents more than 73 different languages, more than a
quarter of these children required urgent care.