The geographical distribution and other epidemiological
characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) are compared with those of dental
caries. The rates of death due to MS in Australian states are linearly related
to the numbers of decayed, missing, and filled (DMF) teeth found in individuals
from those states (r=0.97, P less than 0.002).
In the United States of America, a strong positive correlation (r=0.55, P less
than 0.001) also exists between MS death rates and dental caries indices. The
prevalence of MS in 45 countries or areas correlates well with the frequencies
of DMF teeth among children of school age in those locations (r=0.78, P less
than 0.001). The prevalence of MS also correlates well with the percentage of
edentulous individuals in certain countries (r=0.99, P less than 0.001). A
review of the literature shows that the risk for dental caries is lower among
the following groups: the lower socioeconomic classes in the United States of
America; Chinese immigrants to England compared with natives; blacks compared
with whites; and males compared with females. The dental caries risk is higher
during pregnancy and lactation. All these trends have been described for MS as
well. It is suggested that dental caries may be a more accurate epidemiological
model for MS than poliomyelitis. It is also suggested that MS and dental caries
may share certain aetiological factors, two of which may be dietary excess of
certain fats, and vitamin D deficiency.
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Nobody brushes their teeth more than
Americans, nobody uses more fluoride than Americans, nobody
gets bombarded more with toothpaste commercials than
Americans, and nobody has more dental caries [tooth decay]
than Americans. If there's a relationship, it IS that
brushing your teeth, especially with pop products like Crest
Toothpaste, causes them to rot faster, particularly when
fluoride is involved.
If dental caries is simply a bacteria, why is it so hard for
the dental profession to find a way to eliminate it?
Isn't there something better than a rat poison like fluoride
to wash our mouths with, especially when ALL Europeans KNEW
half a century ago that fluoridating water DOES NOT WORK,
and in fact is *extremely* dangerous to your health?
We must take to task the following well-intentioned but
their near unanimous rejection of water fluoridation,
the countries of western Europe have experienced the
same? decline in tooth decay as the heavily fluoridated
US - and today enjoy, on average, the same rate of tooth
decay. This fact raises many questions concerning the US
Center for Disease Control's
that the decline of tooth decay in the US is chiefly a
result of water fluoridation."
American children HAVE been fluoridated yet only 33% are
caries free compared to 50% of children in Belgium, 61%
of children in both Hong Kong and Australia, 67% in
Germany, 70% in Norway, and 73% in Sweden, who NEVER had
their drinking water forcibly fluoridated by government
edict. There are almost no dentists in the
Philippines, yet the percent of children in the
Philippines who are caries free is only about a third
that of the US. This is by no stretch of the
imagination "the same decline"--this is orders of
magnitude more healthy children in fluoride free
China, with a population more than four times greater
than the U.S. began fluoridating their water but STOPPED
that process when they witnessed the extremely bad
health effects, and now 40% of Chinese children are
caries free. This is not a great health
record--but it's literally MILLIONS of more healthier
children than ours, 93 million more to be precise.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out
that when the percentage of children who are caries free
is two to three times as great in country after country
which did NOT forcibly fluoridate their water supply
than children in a country which DID forcibly fluoridate
their water supply--THAT YOU STOP DOING IT! Why do
communist Chinese bureaucrats react like rocket
scientists while ours react like Neanderthals [though
this is an insult to Neanderthals because it now appears
they did far more than we ever did to prevent dental
You don't have to be an "anti-semite" to make the simple
observation that putting jews who take the Kol Nidre
Oath, with IQ's lower than Koko the Gorilla, in charge
of health care does not lead to HEALTHY children.
It's the media, not the US Constitution, which proclaims from
the rooftops that "free speech" applies only to the media, and
thus not to we the people, particularly when the media literally
drowns out any speech by we the people. But with that
claim comes a certain amount of responsibility, namely that our
children not be taught that some putative
is thousands of more
important to them than the health of their own teeth:
The media has lost all credibility, and thus any right to free
speech, by ignoring that vital
The following statement from the DHHS is a CERTIFIABLE LIE!
The improvement in oral health in America is one
of the major public health success
stories of this century. Public health measures
such as fluoridation of water, preventive
approaches available for self-care (fluoride),
and professional dental services
(fluorides and dental sealants) have resulted in
dramatic reductions in dental caries
among children and young adults."
Dental caries is now known to be an infectious disease caused by
the transmission of bacteria from parents and other
caregivers [like dentists?] to the child. It has been referred
to by many experts as "the silent epidemic." [NO KIDDING!
Did YOU know that they'd already established caries was caused
by a simple BACTERIA? I sure did NOT!] The 2000
publication Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon
was a milestone, providing overwhelming evidence of
the epidemic. Significantly, the preface to the report states,
"Those who suffer the worst oral health are found among the poor
of all ages, with poor children and poor older Americans
particularly vulnerable." Citing the association between poor
oral health and a variety of serious medical conditions such as
diabetes, heart disease, and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the
report makes it clear that oral health is integral to overall
health. The report goes on to state that oral health care should
be included in the provision of primary health care and
incorporated into the design of community health programs.
If you ever wondered if Wikipedia
is run by filthy Edomite sodomite jews, note how even this
"encyclopedia" is still promoting FLUORIDATION!!
Dental caries is a disease which damages the structures of
are consequences of
caries. If left untreated, the
can lead to
, and, in severe
There is a long history of dental caries, with evidence showing
the disease was present in the
prior to the
The largest increases in the prevalence of caries have been
associated with diet changes.
Today, it remains one of the most common diseases throughout the
There are numerous ways to classify dental caries.
Although the presentation may differ, the risk factors and
development among distinct types of caries remain largely similar.
Initially, it may appear as a small chalky area but eventually
develop into a large, brown cavitation. Though sometimes caries may
be seen directly,
radiographs are frequently
needed to inspect less visible areas of teeth and to judge the
extent of destruction.
Tooth decay is caused by certain types of
Streptococcus mutans, and
which cause damage in the presence of
carbohydrates such as
The resulting high levels of acidity from
lactic acid in the mouth
affect teeth because a tooth's special
mineral content causes it to be
sensitive to low
pH. Specifically, a tooth (which
is primarily mineral in content) is in a constant state of
back-and-forth demineralization and
remineralization between the
tooth and surrounding
saliva. When the pH at the
surface of the tooth drops below 5.5, demineralization proceeds
faster than remineralization (i.e. there is a net loss of mineral
structure on the tooth's surface). This results in the ensuing
decay. Depending on the extent of tooth destruction, various
treatments can be used to
restore teeth to proper
form, function, and
aesthetics, but there is no
known method to
regenerate large amounts of
tooth structure. Instead, dental health organizations advocate
preventive and prophylactic measures, such as regular
oral hygiene and dietary
modifications, to avoid dental caries.
The number of cases has decreased in some developed countries,
and this decline is usually attributed to increasingly better
and preventive measures such as
number of cases has decreased in some developed countries, and
this decline is usually attributed to increasingly
practices and preventive measures such as
The ADA recommends the following for good oral hygiene:
|Brush your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride
toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months,
or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won't do
a good job of cleaning your teeth. |
|Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental
cleaner. Decay–causing bacteria still linger between teeth where
toothbrush bristles can’t reach. This helps remove plaque and
food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
|Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. |
|Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and
oral exams. |
Antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes reduce the bacterial
count and inhibit bacterial activity in dental plaque, which can
cause gingivitis, an early, reversible form of
periodontal (gum) disease.
ADA-Accepted antimicrobial mouth rinses and toothpastes have
substantiated these claims by demonstrating significant reductions
in plaque and gingivitis. Fluoride mouth rinses help reduce and
prevent tooth decay. Clinical studies have demonstrated that use of
a fluoride mouth rinse and fluoride toothpaste can provide extra
protection against tooth decay over that provided by fluoride
toothpaste alone. Fluoride mouth rinse is not recommended for
children age six or younger because they may swallow the rinse.
Consumers should always check the manufacturer’s label for
precautions and age recommendations and talk with their dentist
about the use of fluoride mouth rinse.
Talk to your dentist about what types of oral care products will
be most effective for you. The ADA Seal on a product is your
assurance that it has met ADA criteria for safety and effectiveness.
Look for the ADA Seal on fluoride toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss,
interdental cleaners, oral irrigators, mouth rinses and other oral
See animations that show
brushing and flossing.
About 92.4 percent of Filipinos have dental carries and 78
percent have periodontal disease according to the 1998
National Monitoring and Epidemiological Dental Survey, There
is no recent survey of a similar kind but it is very likely
that current prevalence of dental caries and periodontal
disease remains to be high. In terms of DMFT (decayed,
missing, filled teeth) Index, the Philippines ranked second
worst among 21WHOWestern Pacific countries. Dental caries
and periodontal disease are significantly more prevalent in
rural than urban areas. This is not surprising considering
that in a survey with the members of the Philippine Dental
Association in 1998, 88.4 percent of respondent dentists
claimed that their practice was based in an urban area, 10.9
percent were in suburban centers while only 0.7 percent were
in a rural location. However, the prevalence of dental
caries and periodontal disease is also high in urban
presents one of the highest levels of dental caries in the
whole world. “9 out of 10 Filipinos have dental caries…
and there has been no change in this picture for the last 20
In Northern Philippines, a cross sectional survey of 993
children aged 2-6 years on ECC prevalence has shown the
following: 2 YO 59%, 3 YO 85%, 4 YO 90%, 5 YO 94% and 6 YO
92%. According to the Department of Health, DMFT for 12 year
old Filipino children is 4.6. More than 90% remain
There are only around 50 active
pediatric dentists in the country, and the majority are
situated in urban areas. There is only 1 public health
dentist for every 39,000 Filipinos.
The Department of Education has 600 dentists but there are
36,000 schools all
over the country. The Department of Health has 2000 dentists
but there are 3000 government hospitals and community health
centers all over the country.
The national budget for dental health is only .0017% of the
total budget of the Department of Health.
(recommended fluoride levels vary from country to
Country recommended level parts per million
Natural occurring levels of fluoride
population served (millions): In certain areas
in Luzon, natural
fluoride content of
water is high. Areas such
as Cavite, Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija in Luzon and
Bukidnon in Mindanao
"Dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) is an infectious,
multifactorial disease afflicting most persons in industrialized
countries and some developing countries (1).
Fluoride reduces the
incidence of dental caries and slows or reverses the progression
of existing lesions (i.e.,
prevents cavities). Although pit and fissure sealants,
meticulous oral hygiene, and appropriate dietary practices
contribute to caries prevention and control, the most effective
and widely used approaches have included fluoride use. Today,
all U.S. residents are exposed to fluoride to some degree, and
widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the
decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries in the
United States and other economically developed countries (1).
Although this decline is a major public health achievement, the
burden of disease is still considerable in all age groups.
Because many fluoride modalities are effective, inexpensive,
readily available, and can be used in both private and public
health settings, their use is likely to continue."
The prevalence and severity of dental caries in the United
States have decreased substantially during the preceding 3
decades (39). National surveys have reported that the
prevalence of any dental caries among children aged 12--17 years
declined from 90.4% in 1971--1974 to 67% in 1988--1991; severity
(measured as the mean number of decayed, missing, or filled
teeth) declined from 6.2 to 2.8 during this period (40--43).
These decreases in caries prevalence and severity have been
uneven across the general population; the burden of disease now is
concentrated among certain groups and persons. For example, 80% of
the dental caries in permanent teeth of U.S. children aged 5--17
years occurs among 25% of those children (43). To develop and
apply appropriate and effective caries prevention and control
strategies, identification and assessment of groups and persons at
high risk for developing new carious lesions is essential (44).
Caries risk assessment is difficult because it attempts to account
for the complex interaction of multiple factors. Although various
methods for assessing risk exist, no single model predominates in
this emerging science. Models that take multiple factors into
account predict the risk more accurately, especially for groups
rather than persons. However, for persons in a clinical setting,
models do not improve on a dentist's perception of risk after
examining a patient and considering the personal circumstances (45).
Tooth Decay has declined as
drastically in unfluoridated Europe over the past half century
as it has in fluoridated North America (US & Canada):
Despite their near unanimous
rejection of water fluoridation, the countries of western Europe
have experienced the same decline in tooth decay as the heavily
fluoridated US - and today enjoy, on average, the same rate of
tooth decay. This fact raises many questions concerning the US
Center for Disease Control's
that the decline of tooth decay in the US is chiefly a result of
The following are excerpts from
recent studies discussing the decline of caries in Europe.
Following the excerpts are recent data on tooth decay from the
World Health Organization.
"[D]uring the period 1979-81, especially in western Europe where
there is little fluoridation, a number of dental examinations
were made and compared with surveys carried out a decade or so
before. It soon became clear that large reductions in caries
had been occurring in unfluoridated areas. The magnitudes of
these reductions are generally comparable with those observed in
fluoridated areas over similar periods of time."
- Diesendorf, D. (1986). The Mystery of
Declining Tooth Decay. Nature. 322(10): 125-129.
caries attack rate in industrialized countries, including the
United States and Canada, has decreased dramatically over the
past 40 years."
- Fomon SJ, Ekstrand J, Ziegler EE. (2000). Fluoride intake
and prevalence of dental fluorosis: trends in fluoride intake
with special attention to infants. J Public Health Dent
"[T]here is a general
agreement that a marked reduction in caries prevalence has
occurred among children in most of the developed countries in
recent decades." - Petersson GH, Bratthall D. (1996). The
caries decline: a review of reviews. Eur J Oral Sci 104(4(Pt
"A very marked decline in caries
prevalence [in Europe] was seen in children and adolescents...The
number of edentulous adults in Europe has also been declining
considerably." - Reich E. (2001). Trends in caries and
periodontal health epidemiology in Europe. Int Dent J. 51(6
"Caries prevalence data from
recent studies in all European countries showed a general trend
towards a further decline for children and adolescents...The
available data on the use of toothbrushes, fluorides and other
pertinent items provided few clues as to the causes of the
decline in caries prevalence." - Marthaler TM, O'Mullane
DM, Vrbic V. (1996). The prevalence of dental caries in Europe
1990-1995. ORCA Saturday afternoon symposium 1995. Caries Res
"The regular use of
fluoridated toothpastes has been ascribed a major role in the
observed decline in caries prevalence in industrialized
countries during the last 20 to 25 years, but only indirect
evidence supports this claim." -
Haugejorden O. (1996). Using the DMF gender difference to assess
the "major" role of fluoride toothpastes in the caries decline
in industrialized countries: a meta-analysis. Community Dent
Oral Epidemiol 24(6):369-75.
Belgium - Unfluoridated:
increased from 4% to 50%. A reduction of the mean number
of teeth attacked by dental caries from 7.5 to 1.6 and of
tooth surfaces from 11.5 to 2.5 (P<0.001) was observed...A
remarkable decline in dental caries was observed during the
15-yr period." - Carvalho JC, Van Nieuwenhuysen JP, D'Hoore
W. (2001). The decline in dental caries among Belgian children
between 1983 and 1998. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol
Finland - Unfluoridated:
"During the 10 years,
substantial decreases were seen in the mean numbers of dental
visits (from 4.0 to 2.4) and fillings (from 2.9 to 1.2). The
greatest decrease was seen in the number of fillings made in
incisors." - Vehkalahti M, Rytomaa I, Helminen S. (1991).
Decline in dental caries and public oral health care of
adolescents. Acta Odontol Scand 49(6):323-8.
France - Unfluoridated:
showed a marked decrease of caries prevalence in French children
during the last 20 years."- Obry-Musset AM. (1998).
[Epidemiology of dental caries in children] [Article in French]
Arch Pediatr 5(10):1145-8.
Germany - Unfluoridated:
"Caries rates are on the
decline in the Federal Republic of Germany, too. And, in
some cases considerable, increase in the number of children with
caries-free teeth and a clear reduction in the average number
of carious teeth has been recorded, above all in
kindergartens with preventive dentistry programmes." - Gulzow
HJ. (1990). [Preventive dentistry in the Federal Republic of
Germany] [Article in German] Oralprophylaxe 12(2):53-60.
Greece - Unfluoridated:
"The percentage of
caries-free children for the total examined population increased
by 94% while the reduction in DMFT index ranged between 38 and
70%. Treatment need was significantly lower in 1991 compared
to 1982 in both dentitions." - Athanassouli I, et al. (1994).
Dental caries changes between 1982 and 1991 in children aged
6-12 in Athens, Greece. Caries Res 28(5):378-82.
Iceland - Unfluoridated:
"During the last decade,
a continuous decrease in dental caries has been observed among
schoolchildren in Iceland...There does not seem to be any
single factor responsible for the onset of the caries decline.
- Einarsdottir KG, Bratthall D. (1996). Restoring oral
health: On the rise and fall of dental caries in Iceland. Eur J
Oral Sci 104(4 ( Pt 2)):459-69.
The Netherlands -
"According to WHO
criteria, 12-year-old children in The Netherlands now have a
very low caries experience." - Truin GJ, Konig KG,
Bronkhorst EM. (1994). Caries prevalence in Belgium and The
Netherlands. Int Dent J 44(4 Suppl 1):379-8.
Nordic Countries -
"Despite differences in the dental
health care services and the recording and reporting systems,
a consistent and similar decline in dental caries is evident for
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden during the last two decades."
- von der Fehr FR. (1994). Caries prevalence in the Nordic
countries. Int Dent J 44(4 Suppl 1):371-8.
Sweden - Unfluoridated:
"Between 1967 and 1992
the mean dmfs values declined from 7.8 to 1.8. The decline
was greatest between 1967 and 1980 and then levelled off." -
Stecksen-Blicks C, Holm AK. (1995). Dental caries, tooth trauma,
malocclusion, fluoride usage, toothbrushing and dietary habits
in 4-year-old Swedish children: changes between 1967 and 1992.
Int J Paediatr Dent 5(3):143-8
Unfluoridated: (All of Switzerland is unfluoridated except for
one city, Basel)
"Caries prevalence has declined by
70-84 percent since the late sixties." - Marthaler TM.
(1991). [School dentistry in Zurich Canton: changes as a result
of caries reduction of 80 to 85 percent] [Article in German]
"Surveys of dental caries
prevalence were carried out from 1970-1993 in schoolchildren of
the city of Zurich. DMFT experience declined by 68 to 80%,
while the average dmft decreased by 48-53% (ages 7 to 9)."
- Steiner M, Menghini G, Curilovic Z, Marthaler T. (1994). [The
caries occurrence in schoolchildren of the city of Zurich in
1970-1993. A view of prevention in new immigrants] [Article in
German]. Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 104(10):1210-8.
The following is
data from the World Health Organization (see
DMFT Status (Decayed, Missing & Filled teeth) for 12 year olds:
(England, Scotland, N. Ire)
WHO Oral Health Country/Area Profile Programme Department of
Noncommunicable Diseases Surveillance/Oral Health WHO
Collaborating Centre, Malmö University, Sweden