Saturday, February 03, 2024

Fluoridation Fails North Carolina

 North Carolina is 88% water fluoridated.

"Currently in North Carolina, nearly one in five kindergartners have untreated tooth decay"

Recent data shows there is an urgent need for attention to children’s oral health in North Carolina

  • The rate of untreated dental decay (cavities) among kindergartners is the highest observed in five years, indicating a concerning trend in oral health.
  • Disparities in oral health still exist, primarily affecting racially and ethnically marginalized populations.
  • Rates of treated decay and no decay experience are at their lowest, underscoring the need for proactive measures to reverse these trends.