Saturday, January 23, 2016

91% of Am-Indian & AK-native 3rd graders have tooth decay

 “According to the Indian Health Service, American Indian and Alaska Native preschoolers have the highest levels of tooth decay in the U.S.,” says a press release from the Miss Native American USA Organization. “By grade three, 91 percent of American Indian and Alaskan Native children have experienced tooth decay and 72 percent have unfilled cavities.

 Miss Native American Plays Tooth Fairy -

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tooth Decay "Staggering" in fluoridated Colorado

In Colorado, the public health numbers are staggering. Tooth decay affects about 40-percent of kindergartners and 55-percent of third graders. Colorado is 72.4% fluoridated Tackling poor dental health in Colorado kids

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Fluoridation Fails Knox County, Tennessee

Despite decades of fluoridation, dental health is getting worse in Knox County, Tennessee. Tooth loss is trending upwards where 21.4% of adults over 65 are toothless (35% of blacks; 29% of whites) 

In 2014, 43.8% of all adults had at least one tooth extracted due to infections - up from 41.7% in 2008

In 2014, 8.6% of all adults had all teeth extracted - Up from 6.7% in 2008.

In 2014, 21.4% of adults 65 and older had all their teeth extracted -  up from 20.3% in 2008