Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fluoridation fails San Francisco, California

San Francisco is fluoridated, yet  nearly 40 percent of San Francisco children turn up with tooth decay by the time they reach kindergarten, public health experts have seen enough. They want to make the city a cavity-free zone.

 "San Francisco’s children have a higher percent of cavities than the
national average at 33 percent, according to federal government

"Between 2000 and 2012, the difference between white children and
those who are Chinese, Latino and African American as measured by the
percentage of cavities has increased by 7 percent in San Francisco, the
statistics show.

This is all while the overall oral health of San Francisco’s children has improved over the past decade."

Health leaders try to cut kids’ cavities, improve access to care - SFGate: