Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children

Counter to what the CDC numbers say for young children's untreated cavities, the data was not so encouraging for older children, said The New York Times. The prevalence of cavities seemed to hold strong for children past preschool.

There were cavities in the baby teeth of more than half of 6- to 8-year-olds, while 50 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds had permanent teeth with cavities.

A staggering 67 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds' teeth showed decay.

And as dentists are filling more cavities in the very young, doctors emphasize the importance of behavioral changes as a tool against tooth decay.

More Work Needed Toward Cavity Prevention In Children

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fluoridation Fails Kentucky

Fluoridation has been state-mandated in Kentucky for decades.  Yet, According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Kentucky has the third highest tooth loss rate in the nation among older adults, and Kentuckians of all ages are facing vast oral health problems. An assessment of the commonwealth’s dental health found that half of Kentucky's children had decay in their primary teeth and more than 46 percent of children ages 2 - 4 had untreated dental problems—more than twice the national average.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Fluoridation Fails Virginia

Virginia is 96% fluoridated. "The dental needs of thousands in Virginia are acute..."

"One participant divulged that she had been using an Emery board to file
her teeth prior to receiving care. Another outlined how she had been
saving up over years to pay the several hundreds of dollars needed for
tooth extractions prior to being able to apply for dentures."

 Multiple charities donate dental services to those in need on Peninsula - Daily Press:

Friday, March 06, 2015

Fluoridation Fails Ohio

Ohio is 92% fluoridated but  "Dental care has been called Ohio's greatest unmet health need,"

 Ohio Medicaid Patients Struggle To Find Dentists - Topix