As a physician, a native of a city that fluoridated it's water, and a member of thebCareOregon board, I need to debunk some of these STUPID comments.. The most vunerable of our children are missing school because of tooth decay. When I see patients bring their 1 year old in with soda or juice drinks in the bottle, I talk to them about theirs kids teeth. A lot of people do not know better. Some if it is cultural. For instance, in the Black community, my community, babies as young as 3-4months are started on juice. Most of the physicians in Portland, who are white, do not know that. Cultural incompetence keeps them from better informing the parents. Fluoride would help these babies.
Let me put it to you like this. Better education now, means someone is less likely to rob Your house later. If the kid is missing weeks worth of school due to dental pain now, where are they going to be financially in ten years?
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