Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Increased threat of fluorosis in city - The Times of India:

"non-skeletal fluorosis affects the soft tissues in the body and one may develop health problems in a very short interval."

Friday, June 25, 2004

The West Australian:

Perth, Australia, is fluoridated: "Paediatric dentists say rotten teeth in very young Perth children is a massive problem with about 20 children a week being given a general anaesthetic for extensive reconstructive dentistry and a further seven for extractions."
North Coast Journal - August 29, 2002: COVER STORY - Worlds of Pain: Why so many Humboldt kids can't get dental care:

"Humboldt County is facing a critical shortage of dentists who will care for low-income children -- children who are much more likely to have tooth problems than those from more affluent families. The overwhelming majority of private dentists refuse, as a general rule, to take Medi-Cal or Healthy Families, insurance for low-income families not poor enough to qualify for Medi-Cal."

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

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Dental Program Targets Low-income Kids, by Judy Benson, 6/19/2004- TheDay.com "The Day," a New London, Connecticut newspaper:

"`Thirty-five percent of the children we saw in Norwich had active decay,' said Pamela Kilbey Fox, director of health and social services for New London. `That's really significant for a disease that's entirely preventable.'"

Norwich, Connecticut is fluoridated. In fact, Connecticut is a fluoridation mandated state.
India News > Fluoride in water takes its toll in Assam (FEATURE):

"Unfortunately, fluorosis has no cure. The only way out is prevention at an early stage. Initial symptoms are sporadic pain and stiffness of joints, which escalates into chronic joint pain, arthritis and calcification of ligaments.

Fluoride can enter the human body through food, toothpaste, mouth rinses and, of course, more swiftly through drinking water. A colourless and odourless natural pollutant, fluoride comes in contact with the groundwater via erosion of fluoride bearing rock minerals. "

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

AMNews: June 21, 2004. Emergency departments strained by patients better seen elsewhere ... American Medical News:

"Researchers with Urgent Matters, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that severely restricted access to specialty care and mental health services and almost nonexistent dental care are driving many more patients to seek attention in emergency departments."

Sunday, June 20, 2004

More Lead in Children Who Drink Fluoridated Water - Suite101.com:

"A government study shows cavity-fighting water fluoridation may cause children to absorb unhealthy and cavity-producing amounts of lead into their bodies, according to an abstract presented at the 2003 National Oral Health Conference and printed in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry(1). Previous published research also links fluoridation chemicals to higher blood lead levels."

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

PINE RIDGE (California):
Almost 50% of the population has access to fluoridated water

Yet 56% of adult population have total tooth loss

Children:60% have active, untreated tooth decay

World highest incidence of Early Childhood Cares ~

Friday, June 11, 2004

Entrez PubMed:

"Fluoride is considered to be a nephrotoxic substance"
Entrez PubMed:

"Elevated inorganic fluoride concentrations have been associated with nephrotoxicity following methoxyflurane anaesthesia"

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Dentists are failing Americans

Journal of Dental Education:

"Emerging awareness of the nature and severity of oral diseases and disorders and their serious impact on overall health and well-being, combined with a nationwide crisis in access to oral health care for populations with the most and worst disease, makes it imperative that non-dental health and childcare professionals engage more fully in oral health promotion and disease prevention. "

Saturday, June 05, 2004

The Daily Journal - Local News Story:

Missouri is 80% fluoridated:

"The idea for a dental clinic at the health department started after a two-day dental clinic in 2001 showed a huge demand for dental services in the area."

Friday, June 04, 2004

Oral Health Report Released:

New Hampshire is 43% fluoridated

"Twenty-two percent of the State's 3rd grade students had untreated decay; 52% had a history of decay; and 46% had dental sealants. "
Welcome to the North Carolina Dental Society:

North Carolina is 84% fluoridated and has fluoride mouthrinse programs:

"'Dental decay is the most common health problem among North Carolina?s school children; 44% of the state's school-age youngsters experience dental disease.
'More than 30,000 children - 36% of those entering kindergarten - have a history of dental caries. One in four go untreated"

Tuesday, June 01, 2004