Monday, February 13, 2023

Fluoridation Fails Georgia

Georgia is 95% fluoridated, yet "Pediatric Dentists See Uptick in Cavities...half of children ages six to 11 have cavities, and...there are large disparities and barriers to oral health care, in both rural and urban areas." #fluoride #fluoridation

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Fluoridation Fails Los Angeles, California

 Fluoridation has been state mandated in California since 1995 and most of Los Angeles has fluoridated decades before that.  Yet in Los Angeles County:

63% of Latinx students, 50% of Black students and 48% of Asian students in kindergarten and third grade experienced tooth decay compared to only 32% of White students in L.A. County. The same trend translates to the percentage of students who have untreated tooth decay. Twenty-three percent of Black students, 21% of Latinx students and 20% of Asian students had untreated tooth decay compared to 14% of White students.

 “At least at the L.A. county level, what we saw from 2020 is that children of color are definitely still experiencing inequities when it comes to their oral health, specifically Latinx and Black children,”

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Fluoridation Fails Florida

78% of Florida has been served fluoridated tap water for decades.  Yet, 42% of five & six- year-olds have cavities.  The prevalence of untreated decay & cavities increased by 15.4% and 6.9% respectively from 2014-2015 to 2017-2018 in  three to six-year-olds  This despite increased use of   sealant & fluoride varnish programs. Those suffering the most with cavities have no insurance.

Just 8% of Florida dentists accept Medicaid and that's the real problem. Children need dental care not fluoride - which isn't a nutrient nor essential for healthy teeth.


Friday, February 05, 2021

Fluoridation Fails Marin County, California

 Marin County, California, where drinking water supplies are fluoridated in large parts of the county 

Marin Pediatric Dentist reports "I have personally noted a worrisome increase in tooth decay in toddlers and preschoolers in my practice. It is not uncommon to see 2, 3 and 4-year-olds with such extensive decay that they need general anesthesia or sedatives to complete their care safely and predictably."

Friday, February 28, 2020

Fluoridation Fails Illinois

In Illinois, where fluoridation has been state-mandated for decades, 52% of 3rd graders had cavities (59% of poor kids vs 42% non-poor). Tooth decay is still a significant public health problem affecting Illinois children, according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth 2013-2014 report issued February 2020

This despite 50% having at least one dental sealant present in a permanent molar. The presence of dental sealants in third graders has almost doubled in the last decade. 

Further, The proportion of children affected by untreated decay differs for racial/ethnic minority groups as well as for children from low income families in Illinois. Overall, 19% of White, 21% of Latino, 27% of Asian, and 29% of African American third graders are affected by untreated decay. In the same way, 26% of children eligible for Free and Reduce Meal Program (FRMP) had untreated decay as compared to 16% of non-eligible children.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Fluoridation Fails Australia

Despite "An increased percentage of the Australian population with access to optimal levels of fluoridated water (69.1% in 2003 to 82.2% in 2012)... since the mid-1990s, the rate of tooth decay among children has increased in some states and territories."
"According to the Child Dental Health Survey 2009, 51% of six-year old children and 45% of 12-year-olds experience tooth decay."

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Fluoridation Fails California 2020

Fluoridation is state-mandated in California . Yet, "54 percent of kindergartners and 70 percent of third graders have experienced cavities, and nearly one-third of children have untreated tooth decay, according to a report by the California Department of Public Health." #fluoride4health75 ?

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fluoridation Failed NC Kindergarteners

In 88% fluoridated, North Carolina " more than 38% of children entering kindergarten have already experienced tooth decay, according to the state Department of Health and Humans Services...these rates almost double in some racial, rural and low-income communities"

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

In 88% fluoridated North Carolina the rate of emergency department dental visits is more than twice the national average, and is the fastest growing compared to other southeastern states. Additionally, from October 2017 to September 2018, 94% fluoridated South Carolina emergency departments reported more than 31,000 visits for disorders of the teeth and jaw, resulting in nearly $43.5 million in charges.

The Duke Endowment, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and another funder have decided to commit more than $35 million in a major multi-faceted push to improve oral health in the Carolinas.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Fluoridation Fails Illinois

In Illinois, where fluoridation has been state-mandated for decades, "Nearly 40% of Illinois elementary school children miss school because of cavities or other oral health problems."

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

fluoridation fails western australia

In Western Australia, where the water is fluoridated, 1/3 of kids have cavities “WA continues to see children aged 0-4 years presenting to emergency departments for dental reasons and high numbers of dental hospitalisations,”