Friday, February 28, 2020

Fluoridation Fails Illinois

In Illinois, where fluoridation has been state-mandated for decades, 52% of 3rd graders had cavities (59% of poor kids vs 42% non-poor). Tooth decay is still a significant public health problem affecting Illinois children, according to the Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth 2013-2014 report issued February 2020

This despite 50% having at least one dental sealant present in a permanent molar. The presence of dental sealants in third graders has almost doubled in the last decade. 

Further, The proportion of children affected by untreated decay differs for racial/ethnic minority groups as well as for children from low income families in Illinois. Overall, 19% of White, 21% of Latino, 27% of Asian, and 29% of African American third graders are affected by untreated decay. In the same way, 26% of children eligible for Free and Reduce Meal Program (FRMP) had untreated decay as compared to 16% of non-eligible children.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Fluoridation Fails Australia

Despite "An increased percentage of the Australian population with access to optimal levels of fluoridated water (69.1% in 2003 to 82.2% in 2012)... since the mid-1990s, the rate of tooth decay among children has increased in some states and territories."
"According to the Child Dental Health Survey 2009, 51% of six-year old children and 45% of 12-year-olds experience tooth decay."

Saturday, February 01, 2020

Fluoridation Fails California 2020

Fluoridation is state-mandated in California . Yet, "54 percent of kindergartners and 70 percent of third graders have experienced cavities, and nearly one-third of children have untreated tooth decay, according to a report by the California Department of Public Health." #fluoride4health75 ?