Fluoridated Communities Pay More for Dental Care
Fluoridated communities pay more for dental care. This bold staement is based on data provided by the State of California, Department of Health Services, Medical Statistics Section for recipients qualified for Medi-Cal dental treatments for 1994 and 1995. Medi-Cal pays for dental treatment of low-income families and children.
Their data shows:
Proponents of fluoridation say they want fluoridation for the less fortunate children who may not be able to have regular dental care. From the actual statistics, it appears that children exposed to fluoridated water are experiencing a 10% increase in dental problems!
If fluoridation actually reduces cavities, then dental costs (due to fewer cavities) should be likewise be reduced.