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Thursday, March 04, 2010

USA - Welches dentist makes dental health elementary

Welches dentist makes dental health elementary
Programs provide school children with tools and skills to keep teeth healthy
By Garth Guibord
Welches dentist Brad McKenzie spent a number of years in his childhood living in Africa. While there, he learned of one tribe that had no naturally occurring fluoride in the water and had trouble with cavities, while another tribe had the fluoride and was known for its beautiful teeth.
“It’s interesting to see the difference that makes,” said McKenzie, who later returned to Welches and graduated from Sandy High School.
Now McKenzie, who operates McKenzie Dental in Welches, is trying to make a difference in his community by educating elementary school children and increasing good dental practices.
In February – designated as “Children’s National Dental Health Month” – McKenzie donated about 1,950 prevention packets, containing a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, dental health tips and plaque finding dye tablets, to all students in the six elementary schools of the Oregon Trail School District.
“Prevention is such a huge part of things, there’s not a strong universal message right now,” McKenzie said. “It is possible to live your whole life and never have a cavity.”
McKenzie also leads a free program in the area to provide fluoride tablets to local families because there’s no natural fluoride in public water systems or well water within the district..................

Could it be that one area was short of calcium as calcium fluoride is the fluoride that occurs naturally? If it was so obvious why are there not studies that prove fluoridation works. There are none that are, at least according to the best review in the UK, the York review.
And the fluoride they put in the water is not calcium fluoride but a contaminated waste product.

3 Comments:

  • Bill,

    NO studies?? Please the peer-reviewed dental literature.

    How about the Louisiana study which showed that water fluoridation prevents about 75% of child hood operations under general anesthesia for severe cavities and saves 50% of the childhood dental budget for poor children. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; 48(34);753-757 Sept 03, 1999)

    Or . .The National Institute of Dental Research survey published by Brunelle, Carlos and Heller in 1990. These authors found that, averaged across the United States, fluoridation reduced caries by 18 to 25%. In the Pacific Northwest, where few communities were then fluoridated and the "halo effect" is not operative, caries were reduced by a whopping 60%.

    Many other references could be cited.

    The incessant repeating of "why are there not studies that prove fluoridation works" or similar a claim is an example of the "Big Lie" propaganda technique. This was most famously used by the Nazi's. One simply makes a statement in an impressive way as possible and after its repetition, over and over, people mistake it as truth. The Internet is particularly suited for this.

    Picker22

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 07 March, 2010  

  • What the 'York Review' on the fluoridation of drinking water really found

    28 October 2003
    For immediate release
    A statement from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)

    In 1999, the Department of Health commissioned CRD to conduct a systematic review into the efficacy and safety of the fluoridation of drinking water. The review specifically looked at the effects on dental caries/decay, social inequalities and any harmful effects. The review was published on the web and in the BMJ in October 2000.

    We are concerned about the continuing misinterpretations of the evidence and think it is important that decision makers are aware of what the review really found. As such, we urge interested parties to read the review conclusions in full at http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/summary.pdf.
    We were unable to discover any reliable good-quality evidence in the fluoridation literature world-wide.

    What evidence we found suggested that water fluoridation was likely to have a beneficial effect, but that the range could be anywhere from a substantial benefit to a slight disbenefit to children's teeth.

    This beneficial effect comes at the expense of an increase in the prevalence of fluorosis (mottled teeth). The quality of this evidence was poor.

    By Blogger Bill, at 07 March, 2010  

  • It's really interesting to see, this was most famously used by the Nazi's. One simply makes a statement in an impressive way as possible and after its repetition, over and over, people mistake it as truth. The Internet is particularly suited for this.


    Sedation dentistry

    By Blogger farrah, at 08 March, 2010  

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