Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fluoridated Ireland Sees Cavities Increase

In Ireland fluoridation is a country-wide mandate. More tooth decay in children after dental cutbacks - Independent.ie:

DENTISTS say they are seeing an increase in tooth decay among children   "We have seen an increase in dental decay due to the decrease inmanpower and the end result is a huge increase in emergencies, requiring extensive treatment."

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Singapore Kids

Despite a 100% fluoridation rate for decades, One in two S'pore kids has rotten teeth: Report - DentistryIQ:

A report on the oral health of schoolchildren found that the proportion
of children with dental caries at the age of seven had gone up from 47.6
per cent in 2003, to 50.6 per cent last year.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Toronto's Poor Kids

Toronto (Canada) is fluoridated. 


Photographs of students’ mouths taken during dental screenings
portray a startling picture of a public
health problem in Toronto that has flown under the radar for years. Broken
teeth. Bubbling abscesses. Dark pools of leathery decay. 

Root canals are “not uncommon” among these
, said Wong, who started working as a dentist in the public
health clinics in 1994. “Seeing a 6-year-old with cavities in every single tooth
they have — that’s pretty heartbreaking as well.” 

At two schools in North York,
nearly one out of every two students was suspected of having a cavity. At
Grenoble Public School in Flemingdon Park, a “high-priority” area where the
student population represents more than 73 different languages, more than a
quarter of these children required urgent care.

Students’ rotting teeth show ‘inequality of health’ | Toronto Star