Partyka blamed the high rates of dental problems on unhealthy diets and smoking ??? a finding >that is backed by the Health Canada survey, which cited high rates of tobacco use, >overcrowded housing and food insecurity among Inuit in northern communities.
Aboriginal Babies' Tooth Decay Called 'Serious' http://eyeonthearctic.rcinet.ca/en/news/canada/45-society/891-aboriginal-babies-tooth-decay-called-serious
In Manitoba alone, more than 2,300 children every year under the age of six undergo dental surgery under general anesthesia in hospitals at an average cost of $3,500 each, he said.
Nunavut's Lack of Dentists Costs Canada Millions http://eyeonthearctic.rcinet.ca/en/news/canada/45-society/886-nunavuts-lack-of-dentists-costs-canada-millions
Janet Airut of Igloolik, Nunavut, said she and her three-year-old daughter were flown to Iqaluit last March because the toddler needed 11 of her baby teeth pulled out. "You could tell they were starting to rot ... right from the edge of the gum. They were >turning yellow and then brown," Airut said.
1 RE: Nunavut's Lack of Dentists Costs Canada Millions ??? Thomas Anderson 2011-05-30 01:34 As the British discovered long ago, it's not a lack of dental care that causes teeth to rot early in life, nor even poor hygiene. It's a junk diet -- the same junk diet responsible for the higher rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders and cancer. Diet is the key, the solution to all these problems. More dentists won't solve anything. Quote
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