Saturday, September 23, 2006

Poll uncovers dental crisis | The Courier-Mail:

In 75% fluoridated Australia

"DENTAL health is a national disgrace ...
Three-year-old Cooper Agius from western Sydney is the perfect example of why the system is failing.

The toddler needs new crowns and root treatment - but his parents have been told to sedate him for 12 months until he can get public emergency dental treatment."
Many suffer dental problems due to cost :

In 75% fluoridated Australia

"Many Australians continue to suffer from chronic dental problems because they can't afford to get them fixed, a survey reveals."

Friday, September 22, 2006

RSM Press:

Rocester, NY, is fluoridated:

"The results of our initial teledental screenings of children aged 12-48 months attending inner-city child-care centres revealed that almost 40% had active dental caries, mainly early childhood caries"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

•Tooth decay is on the rise – more than 45% of inner city children have untreated decay
• Emergencies cases have tripled at the Cincinnati Health Dept. Clinics over the past 8 years.
• Existing dental clinics are at capacity

Dental pain & infection is the #1 one reason why people go to the University Hospital Emergency Room

From "Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & Southeastern Indiana" (all fluoridated)
Oral Health
Regional Assessment & Planning Project

Monday, September 18, 2006

Improving Children's Oral Health Focus of National Gathering for Health Care Leaders: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance:

After 60 years of water fluoridation delivered to 2/3 of Americans on public water supplies and 100% of the food and beverage supply and over 50 years of fluoridated toothpaste which is 95% of the market:

"'Oral disease is a growing epidemic for children. It's no longer a problem for the poor -- there is growing evidence that dental disease is impacting children across all segments of society,' said Institute interim director Dr. Ron Inge, DDS. 'We are bringing the best minds in the industry together to find solutions to this national crisis in childhood oral health.'"

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Lack of Oral Health Care for Adults in [100% fluoridated] Harlem [NY]:
A Hidden Crisis

"It is striking that the most commonly selfreported
health complaint among Harlem
adults in this community-based sample was
problems with their teeth or gums (30%)...In comparison, only 10% of those
participants surveyed in a special supplement
on oral health in the National Health Interview
Survey (NHIS) in 1989 reported fair or poor
oral health."
According to Pennyslvania's Oral Health Report

For 15-year-olds

58% have cavities in fluoridated Philadelphia
71% have cavities in fluoridated Pittsburgh
49% have cavities in 53% (in 2002) fluoridated Pennsylvania

Excerpt: "Compared to the state total, [fluoridated]Pittsburgh seems to shows significantly higher numbers of 15 year olds with any caries experience than the rest of the state"

For 6-8 year-olds

46% have cavities in fluoridated Philadelphia
48% have cavities in fluoridated Pittsburgh
48% have cavities in only 53% fluoridated Pennsylvania


See how they spin or twist this data:

"The positive effect of water fluoridation is further demonstrated in the results from the Pennsylvania Oral Health Needs Assessment, which reported that water fluoridation wasassociated with a 22 percent reduction in caries rates among children and a 28 percent lower rate of untreated decay according to parental survey data as to whether the child was exposed to fluoridated water."

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sunday Gazette-Mail - Business:

West Virginia is 91% fluoridated:

"Recent studies have ranked West Virginians’ oral health as among the worst in the nation."

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Verizon Online - Business Center News:

"Fluoridation Figures Contradict
Nelson Mail, The Sep 08, 03:55 PM EST

Sir, In the article 'Fluoridation an issue amid decay reports'' (Nelson Mail, September 4), reporter Marcus Stickley quotes Nelson Marlborough District Health Board as saying that '43 percent of Nelson-Marlborough five-year-olds have tooth decay, the same number as 2004''.

He then goes on to say that 'nationally, about 48 percent of five- year-olds have decayed teeth''. This is followed with the statement, 'Decay rates are on average about 13 percent lower in districts with fluoridated water''. As Nelson and Marlborough water supplies are not fluoridated, these statements contradict themselves.

In countries such as the USA, there is plenty of evidence to show that many of the cities that have fluoridated water also have some of the highest rates of tooth decay in the country. The only real evidence of any effectiveness against tooth decay is through the topical application of fluoride using fluoridated toothpaste.

It is interesting to note that Nelson-Marlborough five-year-olds have a lower rate of tooth decay than the national average at 43 percent compared with 48 percent, so where is the evidence that Nelson-Marlborough children would be better off with fluoridated water?


Friday, September 08, 2006

JS Online:Dental program expanding:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is fluoridated:

"Advanced tooth decay in children as young as 3, gum disease and oral abscesses are commonplace, said Pam Prenger, a public health hygienist for Madre Angela Dental Clinic who is at Metcalfe School."

"'Children in extreme poverty have little or no access to dental services,' said Pfeffer, who added that the number of children they see with advanced tooth decay - about 63% - is unheard of in private practice dentistry."

Monday, September 04, 2006 | Powered by The Oklahoman and NEWS 9:

Oklahoma is 75% fluoridated:

"Many Oklahoma children have tooth decay and dental diseases that cause daily pain, sleepless nights and facial swelling. Because of those problems, they also have trouble learning, according to an ongoing study by the state Health Department and University of Oklahoma.

About 500 third-grade students were involved in the study’s first phase.

Initial findings showed that, on average, every third-grade child in Oklahoma has 2.8 teeth that are decayed or have been decayed. Nearly 70 percent of third-graders have had some dental problem - at least one permanent or primary tooth decayed, missing or filled.

Slightly more than 40 percent had untreated tooth decay. Oklahoma’s rate for dental decay was higher than the eight other states that conducted oral health assessments of third-graders: Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire and Oregon.

The percentage of Oklahoma third-graders with tooth decay was 69.4 percent higher than any of the other states, according to the study."

Sunday, September 03, 2006

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Delta Democrat Times Online: Local News:

Greenville, Mississippi, is fluoridated:

"GREENVILLE - School nurses deal with dental health needs ranging from toothaches, chronic headaches, bleeding gums, abscesses, even cardiac problems caused by poor dental care, but a program new to Greenville public schools will work to change that."