Friday, September 12, 2014

Fluoridation Fails West Virginia

West Virginia is 91% fluoridated

Oral health continues to be a major health issue in West Virginia:
  • By Age 8 - 38% of school-aged children have untreated dental decay, 66% have had at least one cavity. 1
  • 84% of school age children have dental cavities by high school graduation. 2
  • 37.5% of adults over 65 have lost all of their teeth. (Kaiser State Health Facts) 3

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Minnesota

Dental Therapy: Evolving in Minnesota's Safety Net: Davis et al.[11] found that in a single year patients made more than 10 000 emergency department visits to 5 major hospital systems in the Minneapolis–St. Paul metropolitan area. These patients incurred total charges of $5 million for dental issues such as toothaches and abscesses.

Minneapolis and St Paul Minnesota are fluoridated.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Fluoridation Fails New York Ctiy Higher Income Folks, too

New York City is 100% fluoridated. Yet, family troubles are  tied to Poorer Dental Health

For the new study, Lorber and his colleagues analyzed 135 married or
cohabiting heterosexual couples and their elementary school-aged
children. They were mostly white, with an average annual income of

On average, women had 3.5
additional dental cavities and men had 5.3 additional cavities for every
above-average statistical increase in their partners’ noxious behavior
toward them, the investigators found. Children had an average of 1.9
additional cavities for every above-average increase in their mothers’
emotional aggression toward their partners.

Lorber noted that in addition
to disrupting healthy eating and oral health routines, noxious family
environments may also impact the immune system, potentially leading to
greater tooth decay.

“Maybe if you’re fighting like
cats and dogs, you’re neglecting your teeth … or eating more sugar and
carbs,” he said. “Certainly the immune system is also known not to
function as well in hostile families. It’s another way the family
environment might impact oral health.”

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Fluoridation Fails Delaware

Fluoridation is required by the state in Delaware:

 Low income? Dental care hard to come by

The cost to taxpayers has been a major obstacle to expanding the state's subsidized dental benefits, said Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, D-Middletown, chair of the state Senate Health Committee.

Hall-Long introduced two bills in the 147th Legislative session that specifically addressed that need for subsidized adult dental care in Delaware, but they failed to make it to the Senate floor.

State budget officials then estimated the expansion would cost $6.2 million a year for about 216,000 beneficiaries.