Thursday, December 29, 2005

Fluoridation is state-mandated in Kentucky:

Poor youths lack dental care:

"Kentucky's dental health remains among the worst in the nation.

Nearly half of Kentucky children ages 2 to 4 have untreated dental decay -- about twice the national average, according to a 2001 statewide survey by researchers at the University of Kentucky...
And Kentucky ranks first in the number of adults over 65 with no teeth"

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The South Bronx in New York City has been fluoridated for decades:

Amazing Grace Kozol:

"Many of the children who attend these schools also suffer the emotional and physical attrition that results from chronic illnesses like asthma and anxiety, as well as the steady and low-level misery of rotting teeth, infected gums, and festering, untreated sores. "

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Logan County, Illinois, is fluoridated for decades:

Dentistry coming to county’s poor kids:

"When nurses who work out of a mobile health vehicle look inside the mouths of many poor children in Logan County, they cringe.

The youngsters often have extensive tooth decay, said Kristi Lessen, director of the Lincoln-based Healthy Communities Partnership.

'It’s indescribable. It’s so sad,' she said Thursday. 'There have been numerous kids who are even freshmen in high school who have never seen a dentist.'"

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Center offers day of free dental work:

"Despite the prevalence of fluoride, 'there's still a lot of rampant decay,' said Newton, who has worked at the Owensboro office about four years."

"Wilson has worked with similar patients in two church mission trips he has taken to Honduras.

He pulled nearly 1,000 teeth each of the weeks he was there in February 2004 and this past February, he said.

Wilson said he could probably do the same number of extractions here.

'It's the same result, but it's from two different things,' he said. Here, people have options; there, ,they don't have a choice.'"

Friday, December 09, 2005

Greenbay and Berlin, Wisconsin are fluoridated:

"'We see a lot of kids with rotting teeth by the age of 3,' said Stacy Ross, a registered nurse with the clinic. "Once that happens, there is a lot of pain for these kids."

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Kids brush up on dental health:

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Poor and disabled, kids missing health care: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "The state statistics also showed that during the five-year period, more than 75 percent of all people younger than 20 entitled to free dental care from the government received no treatments."