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2010-04-13 12:41:15

Highly Preventable Oral Disease Affects Millions  Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC states that tooth decay, if left untreated, can cause pain and infections that hinder eating, speaking, playing and learning. The controlled addition of a fluoride compound to public water supplies is considered to be the most cost-effective way to prevent cavities...

2010-03-15 14:41:00

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fluoride chemicals added to public water supplies, boosts lead absorption in lab animals' bones, teeth and blood, report Sawan, et al. (Toxicology 2/2010). Earlier studies already show children's blood-lead-levels are higher in fluoridated communities, reports Sawan's research team. "...exposure to increased amounts of lead and fluoride occurs at about the same age (1-3 years)... Therefore, this is a critical time when systemic exposure to...

2010-02-23 12:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Pennsylvania Dental Association President, Dr. Andrew J. Kwasny, commending the Pew Center for the States for its report, "The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children." "The Pew Center study highlights many of the policy issues that the Pennsylvania Dental Association has been advocating for years, including community water fluoridation, increased Medicaid funding and access to quality dental...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Nine States to Receive an 'F' Grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Six States to Receive an "A" Grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Mexico is a national leader in addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Nine States to Receive an "F" grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey is failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's children. Pew's...

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Nine States to Receive an "F" grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louisiana is failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's children....

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Six States to Receive an "A" Grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iowa is a national leader in addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's children....

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Twenty States to Receive "C" Grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Georgia is off track when it comes to addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's children....

2010-02-22 23:01:00

One of Nine States to Receive "B" Grade WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado is on track when it comes to addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released by the Pew Center on the States. The Cost of Delay: State Dental Policies Fail One in Five Children, released with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the DentaQuest Foundation, grades each state's policy responses to the urgent challenges in dental health among America's...