Sunday, May 22, 2005

Nothing to smile about - Fosters

Concord, New Hampshire, fluoridated since 1978.

"It's overwhelming," said Deb Bergschneider, dental clinic coordinator at
the Concord center. "Because we serve the uninsured, we see the lower level
of the community and the need is just astronomical. ... By the time they get
to us, their mouths are bombed out. They are all emergency situations. It's
a severe, severe, problem. It's sad."

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Hour Online:

Norwalk Connecticut is fluoridated:

"'There is a crisis in Norwalk and throughout Connecticut in dental health care for children and families of the working poor and for those living in poverty,'"

Monday, May 16, 2005

A maternalistic approach to prevention -- Michels 34 (1): 3 -- International Journal of Epidemiology:

"The water fluoridation in most parts of the USA follows a utilitarian principle from which many benefit in the form of a reduced incidence of dental decay, but an increase in the risk of cancer observed in animal experiments cannot be excluded for humans. Many European countries do not follow this example, and fluoridation of the drinking water has still not been implemented to this day due to the potential risk of cancer associated with fluoride intake."

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Chicago Defender / Local:

Chicago, Illinois, is fluoridated and is where the American Dental Association is going to celebrate 60 years of fluoridation in July. We don't know why.

"'Whether they're Asian, Hispanic or African American kids, they all have an amazing amount of severely decayed teeth, down to the gum line,' Edwards told the Defender.
'Some of these kids say they've never been to a dentist.'"

Friday, May 13, 2005 News for dental industry professionals: "
Apologize For Fluoridation; Don't Celebrate It, Say Experts

Fluoridation fails America's children. But that won't stop Michigan dentists from rejoicing with a special fluoridation celebration on May 12, 2005 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, home to the first municipality that enrolled its residents, 60 years ago, in a cavity-prevention human experiment, without their informed consent."

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

News Channel 10 - Health Check 10 - Local Pediatric Dental Clinic Accepts Medicaid, Uninsured Patients:

"Lack of dental insurance has been one of the biggest barriers to getting children the dental care they need.

Until Monday, there were only two pediatric dental clinics that regularly saw Medicaid or uninsured patients -- with waiting lists almost a year long."

Monday, May 09, 2005

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Fluoride Did This

Fluoride Did This
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British Medical Journal:

"the evidence that fluoridation of drinking water would reduce inequalities in dental health is scanty"