Monday, February 28, 2005 | Powered by The Oklahoman and NEWS 9:

Oklahoma is 75% fluoridated:

"Many of the children are hurting and have what Davis describes as Third World dental conditions."
Dateline Alabama:

"While screenings performed on third-graders with private insurance found that 48 percent had experienced cavities and other dental problems, among families whose children relied on MassHealth, 65 percent had endured such problems"

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Dental care needs aired - February 26, 2005:

Sudbury, Pennsylvania, is fluoridated:

"Dr. Jay Holthus, with the ACTION Health Dental Clinic in Sunbury, has seen many young patients with cavities throughout their mouths. He recently had a 4-year-old patient who needed 19 root canals and one extraction in his mouth of 20 teeth"

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The Kentucky Post:

Kentucky is 99.6% fluoridated:

"So far, 115 of the 137 members of the General Assembly have agreed that schools have a role to play in battling Kentucky's alarming rates of childhood obesity and tooth decay."
Fluoridation Fails to Reduce New York State's Dental Decay or Expenses:

"Organized dentistry is oblivious that their 1950’s concept, fluoridation, fails modern America as they continue to misrepresent fluoridation’s value. Since fluoridation began, dentists got richer and the poor were left behind. Take New York State, for instance:"

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

2 On Your Side - News:

Buffalo, New York, is fluoridated:

"The clinic finds that over 60% of the kids that come here have problems with their teeth.That's because they often weren't getting ANY dental care. "

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Director's Reports To Council:

From the National Institutes of Dental Research

"water fluoridation status of the children's area of residence did not have a significant effect on ECC (early childhood caries) "
Task force to tackle Head Start's dental logjam -

Zanesville, Ohio, is fluoridated as is 90% of Ohio:

"ZANESVILLE -- Head Start has formed a dental task force to work on a solution to a problem that has nearly 160 students either waiting for an initial exam or treatment.

The problem is due to a lack of pediatric dentists and a waiting list at Children's Hospital. While a grant may bring some immediate relief to a few, Head Start needs help from local dentists.

Currently there are 389 children in Muskingum County's Head Start program. Of those 90 currently need the exams and 88 need treatment."
Local News - Public Opinion -

Most of Franklin County, PA, is fluoridated:

"The center treats about 10 to 15 children per month with multiple cavities or baby bottle syndrome, a rotting of the front teeth at the gum line that occurs in children ages 2 to 5.

Other 5- and 6-year-olds need to have their baby teeth extracted because they've become decayed. Hicks said some children's teeth are so bad that they were sent to pediatric specialists in other parts of the state."
Local News - Public Opinion -

Chambersburg, PA, is fluoridated:

"'In this area, I see a lot of dental decay that's gone untreated,' said Dr. Kevin Hicks, dental director for Keystone Dental Center in Chambersburg. 'Unfortunately it's in kids 7 and under.'"

Friday, February 18, 2005

2 On Your Side - News

“We're seeing more cavities right on top of the teeth - called fluoride cavities - where the enamel is still hard on top but underneath it's blown away because the cavity has gone into the dentin and spread out."

Thursday, February 17, 2005 - pr021505.htm:

Alabama is 82% fluoridated:

"Tooth decay in 3- and 4-year-old Head Start children in sites in Alabama has ranged from 25 percent to 80 percent"

Monday, February 14, 2005 > News > Metro -- Dr. Nate and kids' cavities:

"He sees too much pus, too many cavities, excessive decay. His primary diagnoses are ignorance and poverty. Parents don't know what to teach their kids about teeth. And they can't afford regular visits to the dentist."
Entrez PubMed:

"Most of the European scientific dental associations no longer recommend the use of fluoride supplements, such as fluoride tablets or drops, as a standard procedure in caries prevention. This is due to the increasing evidence that the effect of fluoride is mainly the result of chemical reactions on the tooth surface."

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Sink your teeth into health care -

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is fluoridated:

"Nearly half of children in Pittsburgh between 6 and 8 have had cavities, according to a 2002 state Department of Health report. More than 70 percent of 15-year-olds in the city have had cavities, the highest percentage in the state. "

The state of Pennsylvania is 54% fluoridated

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Pulling preventive dental care may cost all of us more in end:

Ohio is 91% fluoridated:

"There were 17,102 emergency dental visits at 25 hospitals surveyed in 2003 by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. That represents just 2 percent of all cases handled by local ERs, but the sheer number is staggering when you consider that many of those problems - and the subsequent cost to taxpayers - could have been prevented with routine care, critics say."
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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Chipping Away at Poverty's Ill Effect (

In fluoridated Washington DC:

"The children's mouths, often rife with decay and gum disease by first grade, give them away, dentists said. 'Their teeth are just totally bombed out,' said Sally Cram, the dentist who led the logistics yesterday at Howard."

"Ninety percent of those in line needed some sort of dental care. "A large majority" were suffering significant decay in five or more teeth, Cram said." ADA News: Two celebrations in New York:

In fluoridated New York City:

"'I just want to let people know that kids need dental care and a lot don't get it,' she said."

Friday, February 04, 2005 ADA News: Give Kids A Smile events begin:

Wash DC is fluoridated:

"District of Columbia Dental Society volunteers pre-screened almost 500 children for Give Kids A Smile on Dec. 9, finding that a full two-thirds will require follow-up care Feb. 4.

'We had a lot of children who had never seen a dentist in their lives,' said Dr. Sally Cram, DCDS immediate past president and 2005 Give Kids A Smile chair. 'We saw quite a lot of decay, too. On Give Kids A Smile day, we'll do everything from fillings to extracting teeth, and evaluate severe bite problems that will need orthodontic evaluation.'"

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Yahoo! News - Investigation: Rotten Teeth, Rotten Politics?

Miami-Dade County, Florida is fluoridated

"Local 10's Jilda Unruh even talked to a mother who said she had to pull her own child's tooth because she couldn't find a dentist to do it.

Video shows rotted teeth, an abscessed tooth, a cavity untreated for two months, swollen gums and an infection in the bone, all in the mouth of 7-year-old Jamya Holt.

"When I eat, it hurts," Jamya said.

"Dr. Luisa Utset-Ward, a leading critic of this experiment with privatized dental care for Medicaid children, showed Local 10 pictures of a child's cavity that had gone into an open nerve. She says the child had been in pain for nine days, unable to get in to see an ADI dentist.

"I had to do a little root canal on his primary molar because it was decayed so bad," Utset-Ward said. "And there's absolutely no reason whatsoever why somebody couldn't have gotten that child out of pain. Intolerable."

In 2003, in Miami-Dade County, the state paid $14.9 million in pediatric dental Medicaid claims. However, ADI's contract is worth around $18 million a year.

Last July, one of Palmer's sons had an abscessed tooth ... "'His gum was protruding and bleeding," she said. "I couldn't find one provider in that book that would make an appointment with me ? ...'Palmer got antibiotics for her son from a medical doctor, and then got out the pliers."

"Finally I had to pull it myself," Palmer said.

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"Fluoride in water rejected by council"

"But another Labour councillor, Jean Cromar, said: "Tooth decay is not a fluoride deficiency disease but the result of poor dental hygiene and a generally faulty diet, mainly an over consumption of sugar."
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Two thirds of the U.S. public water supplies are fluoridated and virturally 100% of the food and beverage supply yet:

"Every day, four to five million children in the U.S. suffer tooth decay severe enough to cause them pain and infection. Thousands of these children have trouble eating, sleeping and paying attention in school, the ADA said, and untreated dental needs in children often lead to costly and painful emergency surgery or hospital care."
Ironton Online | Thursday, February 03, 2005:

Ohio is 91% fluoridated:

"'They don't smile (because they) have open decay showing when they're smiling and (we cannot) have it affect their self-confidence in that way,' Dr. Jeter said. 'Kids need to be able to grow up as healthy as possible"
Hundreds of Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to State's Low-Income Children on Friday, February 4:

"'There are thousands of disadvantaged children in our community and across Michigan who, for economic reasons, are not able to receive regular dental care,' said George Goodis, DDS, MS, president of the Michigan Dental Association."

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Reuters Health Information (2005-01-31): Too much fluoride in iced tea sickens woman:

"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A woman developed painful, weak bones after drinking gallons of instant iced tea every day for years, which filled her body with harmful levels of fluoride, according to a new report."

"So Whyte asked himself, could other people be getting harmful amounts of fluoride from instant tea? 'My rationale, in part, for reporting (this woman's case) is yes, I think that there are,' he said."