Sunday, November 26, 2006

Soft-drinks' rotting baby teeth | The Sunday Telegraph:

75% of Australia is fluoridated:

"BABIES will undergo dental checks at 12 months after a disturbing rise in the number of infants being hospitalised with rotting teeth."

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - Overcrowded Emergency Rooms In Central Texas:

Austin, Texas, is fluoridated:

"Jenny Pearson knows her tooth abscess could be better treated at a dentist, the problem is she couldn't get a dentist to accept her Medicaid despite her pain.

“Sitting there crying in tears telling her I hurt, she said go to the hospital,” Pearson said. “I can't do nothing for you.”

So Pearson turned to the ER, the only place--by federal law--that can not turn her away . She first took the bus to Brackenridge. They were also busy.

“We sat there for five hours and called a friend to come get me,” Pearson said. “He brought me here.”

This is actually Pearson's second time to come to the emergency room for her tooth abscess, a problem that needs follow up at a dentists office.

“She has made every effort on her part to try and arrange for proper follow up care and she got rejected because of her Medicaid and so she's back now in the emergency department with her face all swollen up and again,” said Dr. Corey Jones St. David's Hospital’s chief of emergency medicine. “This is not the place to be because we're not oral surgeons.”

In Texas, dentists don't accept Medicaid from adults, but accessing dental care is not the only problem.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Water fluoridation: A debate with teeth:

"The American Dental Association earlier this month warned parents that mixing infant formula or baby foods with fluoridated water may actually damage emerging teeth"

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Business Columnists: Jim Landers:

"120 million Americans don't have dental insurance."
Signature Story: A Time to Give Back:

Jackson, Mississippi, is fluoridated:

"In his own practice, Curtis sees hundreds of children through Early Head Start programs. He estimates that about one-third of the Early Head Start patients he sees already have problems serious enough to require they be hospitalized for proper treatment."

"'Unfortunately, by the time we see these kids now, we are far beyond the point where education is going to do much good,' he adds. Instead, many of the children need surgical intervention, with multiple teeth removed."

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Grant money provides care to dental patients in need | The Janesville Gazette | Janesville, Wisconsin, USA

Janesville, Wisconsin is fluoridated:

"According to Volunteers in Health Care, nearly one-third of adults who are low-income and older than 30 have lost at least one tooth because of infection,"

"There's too many people who don't have dental care..."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Daily Item - Few area dentists accept children on medical assistance:

"Across Pennsylvania, children on medical assistance are becoming more at-risk for severe dental problems, such as tooth loss and gum disease, because of their lack of access to dental care."

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A reason to smile | Battle Creek Enquirer - - Battle Creek, Mich.:

Battle Creek, MI, is fluoridated

"'My mouth is a wreck,' said Peterson, 35, who recently paid mostly out-of-pocket for a tooth to be pulled by a dentist in Union City. With two other broken teeth and one that was about to crack, she would consider getting dentures if they didn't cost $5,000.

'I don't have dental insurance,' she said. 'Even as a child my parents didn't have insurance. ... I didn't get dental care.'

'There are many people that are much younger than her that do need their teeth pulled and do need dentures,' Black said.

"There is a shortage of dental providers willing to serve low-income and Medicaid populations, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health."

Friday, November 03, 2006

Verizon Online - Business Center News:

People need dentists so give them fluoride?

"Fluoride could be introduced into Stockton's water supply in a bid to address a lack of dental provision in the borough.

There are currently no dentists offering NHS treatment for new adult patients in the Stockton area."

Thursday, November 02, 2006, Top Stories - Pulling teeth for a cause:

Americans with money get their teeth whitened, straightened, bonded, veneered, and/or capped. Americans without money get their teeth pulled and fluoride in their water

Annapolis, Maryland is fluoridated:

"Within four hours last week, oral surgeons Dr. Clifford S. Walzer, Dr. Neil J. Sullivan and Dr. Borek L. Hlousek saw 34 patients and pulled 189 teeth in their Annapolis office...“It’s fun. It’s our way of giving back,” Dr. Walzer said."

"A survey done by the county Health Department in 2004 reported that nearly 77 percent of respondents had been to the dentist in the previous year. But of those who hadn’t seen a dentist, 53 percent said it was because they didn’t have insurance."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

KGET TV 17 - In the Spirit of the Golden Empire - Tooth decay worsens with prolonged exposure, experts say:

2/3 of U.S.A.'s public water supplies and virtually 100% of the food supply is fluoridated:

"According to Kern County Public Health officials, tooth decay is the number one reason kids miss school in the U.S"