brose wrote:There needs to be fluoridated water until regular dental care is available for all in said area. Without fluoride those with bad dental hygiene and unable to pay for dental care are the ones that are hurt the most, this is just worsened by those that use fluoride free toothpaste. Ask any dental professional that has experience in the areas with and without fluoridated water. Hopefully real public healthcare will be available in the US soon solving the problem.
Dental professionnals will not really emphasize to people to not eat junk foods and piles of sugar daily, starting from a young age at that. Can't blame poor people in America where a burger with pop costs the same price as a broccoli head. Try to feed a family with 4 broccoli heads.
Well, actually something can be done in those dire situations. The inexpensive tooth-rotting fast food is not the only solution for the poor people. Hopefully, with more and more immigrants coming in, people will start to learn about how to buy cheap rice, bulghur and lentils and cook them. Of course, being poor, there's not much more in rice than ric, some lentils and cheap soy sauce, but at least it's better than burgers and pops.