We've now learned that in the 1970's the sugar industry conspired with government officials at the National Institutes of Dental Research to take the heat off of sugar as a proven cavity-causer. Using tobacco industry tactics, "Big Sugar" convinced federal government dentists to look elsewhere for solutions such as unproven fluoride remedies.
So it's no surprise that, after 70 years of fluoridation, tooth decay is at crisis proportions. And sugar is finally being blamed. For example: Despite being over 90% fluoridated, 2/3 of people in West Virginia and Tennessee are missing teeth. The admitted culprit - sugar.
In 1945, fluoridation was expected to put dentists out of business. But instead of spreading less tooth decay across the land and "putting dentists out of business," fluoridation spread dental fluorosis (fluoride-discolored teeth) into every nook and cranny of
Even though the CDC reports up to 60% of adolescents are afflicted with dental fluorosis, 51% of them have cavities.
Opposite to predictions, since fluoridation began in 1945:
10) 52% of new recruits have oral health problems needing urgent attention that would delay overseas deployment1) Tooth decay crises occur in all fluoridated cities. See http://www.FluorideNews.blogspot.com3) New dental schools opened.4) Dental expenditures went up substantially, higher than the inflation rate, according to the GAO..5) Poor children’s cavities are more prevalent, severe, occur earlier and more likely to be untreated.6) Despite dental spending growth, 42% percent of adults and 4 million children with dental problems could not afford dental care, according to the GAO7) More states had the need to hire Dental Directors8) Since the Surgeon General announced a silent epidemic of tooth decay in 2000, scores of government, dental and oral health groups formed having countless meetings, symposiums, webinars and conventions including one focused on the growing tooth decay rates in toddlers because 1/3 of 3-year-olds now have cavities.9) Because the CDC's oral health group can't prove fluoridation is safe for everyone, the CDC hired public relations firms to spin data to make fluoridation more attractive than science and government reports show it is
11) dental socioeconomic disparities have increased.
12) The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis projects the national demand for dentists is projected to grow by 20,400 - a10% increase.
14) The United States spends more than $111,000,000,000 on dental care every year, according legislation created by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, et al. Sanders says that "504,000 children age 5 to 17 missed at least one day of school due to a toothache or other oral health problem in California alone.13) One hundred and one patients died in hospitals from the consequences of untreated tooth decay, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association. Four million dental hospital emergency department visits were made in the US from 2008 through 2010 costing $2.7 billion.
Sanders said, "United States is in the midst of a major dental crisis."