Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Children’s Dental Health in Colorado - Neglected Health, Neglected Hope

Colorado is 75% fluoridated:

"many children suffer from severe dental problems that affect their eating, learning,
speech, and general well-being. Many children in Colorado have never seen a dentist. In too many cases, the only
dental care a child receives is in a hospital emergency room for a decaying tooth that has abscessed and become
infected. These children are primarily from low-income, working families – many of whom are uninsured.
Thousands of parents in Colorado who get up every morning, go to work, pay their taxes, and “play by the rules”
cannot provide their children with the dental care they need."