Fluoridated communities Pay More for dental care
It's a fact, fluoridated communities pay more for dental care. Why, we don't know. If fluoridation actually reduces cavities, then dental costs should be likewise be reduced.
Let's look at actual costs, not guesswork or someone's opinion. The availability of specific data regarding costs comes from the State of California Medi-Cal Department. They pay for the dental treatment of low-income families and children. The following analysis was done in 1996.
The dental costs for fluoridated communities increased between the years of 1994 and 1995 while the costs for non-fluoridated communities actually decreased!
In Northern California where Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties are fluoridated, cost increased almost by 5% whereas Santa Clara county, which is virtually nonfluoridated had a 5% decrease in costs!! That a 10% difference in costs in one year!!
Please remember, the 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 these children are experiencing a 10% increase in dental problems!
The above 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 and filed with California County Superior Court.