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Fluoride Proving Useless in Low-Income Youth As Dental Issues Increase

September 1, 2016
by Oral Health

CDC 2011/2012 statistics reveal low-income children’s tooth decay rates are increasing substantially – despite record numbers of children served fluoride from water, foods, dental products and medicines causing an overall alarming surge in fluoride-overdose symptoms – dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)

Decay rates for children, living 100% below the Federal Poverty Level, are 40% in three- to five-year-olds; 69% in six- to nine-year-olds; and 74% in 13-15 year-olds, based on Federal data (2011/2012 NHANES) to be presented at an American Public Health Association Meeting 11/2/16).

Previous cavity rates (NHANES III 1988-1994) for similar children’s primary teeth were much lower – 30% of 2-5 year-olds; 42% of 6-12 year-olds and 34% of 15-18 year-olds’ permanent teeth.”Claims that poor children need fluoride are without merit or evidence,” says attorney Paul Beeber, NYSCOF President. “It’s the dental care delivery system that needs fixing. Low-income Americans need dental care not fluoride.”

To view the full story, please visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fluoridation-useless-for-low-income-children-federal-data-shows-300319933.html

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3 Comments » for Fluoride Proving Useless in Low-Income Youth As Dental Issues Increase
  1. Dr Kim Waters says:

    The increase in high fructose sweetened foods during the last 15 years is substantial. A study on the low Income children’s consumption of this and their oral hygiene habits might reveal why fluoride is not effective.

    • Dr. JoelL. Goldman says:

      Dr. Waters is 100% correct. Fluoride alone cannot do the job. Proper home care and diet are the weak links of this chain.

  2. Dr. Coby Cragg says:

    Wait a minute. How did this anti-Fluoride fear mongering ‘article’ end up in my inbox? This website is suppose to be for dentists correct? This misinformation is exactly what we are trying to fight. The only data supplied is an increase in Caries rates from the late 80’s to a more recent study in 2011/12. In no scientific way did that get linked to fluoride use in any way. That is simply an opinion from an anti-fluoride group that likes to throw around derogatory words such as ‘useless’ and ‘alarming’. Fluoride use, if anything, has been decreasing over time as far more regions are removing fluoridation from their water sources. This presumption by them is completely speculative and biased and should not be posted here or anywhere for that matter. Very poor showing Oralhealthgroup.

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