Tooth decay: a sad national epidemic caused by lack of dentists who care and not a fluoride need. Extensive lobbying, political maneuvering and expensive public relations campaigns by organized dentistry sway legislators to add fluoride chemicals into public water supplies, 2/3 of which already are, to benefit those whom dentists neglect. Protecting their high-salaried monopoly, dentists lobby against dental groups offering quality, cheaper fixes. Fluoride product makers benefit most.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Fluoridation Fails Australia
Australia is 70% fluoridated
More than 1400 children under five are now being admitted to NSW hospitals each year to have teeth pulled or crowns inserted under general anaesthetic.
That is a rate of 312 per 100,000 children, 152 per cent more than the 124.1 per 100,000 in 1989-1990.
More than 5200 children under 14 go under general anaesthetic for dental work in NSW hospitals each year.
“We have gone backwards. After years of improvement from the 1960s and early 1970s with fluoridation, Australia’s children are worse off,” Australian Dental Association spokesman Dr Peter Alldritt said.
“More than half of Australian children by the age of six have tooth decay and almost half of 12-year-olds have experienced decay in their permanent teeth.
“We are calling on the federal government to implement a sugar tax. Frequent consumption of sugar on a regular basis is the No. 1 cause of tooth decay.”
Sydney paediatric dentist Dr Philippa Sawyer said she had seen cases in which all of a child’s baby teeth had to be surgically removed.