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POISONING OF THE CHILDREN WITH FLUORIDE------Large donation to provide fluoride treatments for Flint children

FLINT, MI – Students at Doyle-Ryder Elementary School rushed to grab a toothbrush and toothpaste Monday afternoon from holsters on a utility belt worn by Marshall Molar.

The large tooth with two legs high fived kindergarten through fifth grade students ahead of the announcement of $204,000 in funding by Delta Dental Foundation for two programs to help improve children's oral health care amid the water crisis.

Programs being offered through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Mott Children's Health Center include a school-based fluoride rinse program beginning June 1 for K-6 students enrolled in Flint Community Schools summer programs.

Donation to provide fluoride programs for Flint childrenA $204,000 donation by the Delta Dental Foundation will provide two programs for fluoride treatment to approximately 8,000 children in Flint. An assembly was

Chris Farrell, oral health program director for MDHHS, took the children through a quick lesson about fluoride and why it's important for them.

"Fluoride is in the water. It's usually in our tap water and it's mineral. It's in our toothpaste too," she said. "You can think of it as a special protector for our teeth. It's like a superhero."

With children drinking fruit juices or bottled water, Farrell told the boisterous crowd they may not be getting enough fluoride that may lead to cavities.

Children were reminded to brush their teeth two times a day with toothpaste containing fluoride. A dental hygienist will visit students once a week to use a fluoride mouth rinse for one minute, with parent approval in the program. 

Beginning in fall 2016, children in the head start program are scheduled to take part in a fluoride varnish application for their teeth. The programs are expected to serve a combined 8,000 children in the Flint community.

A team from the University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit will evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the programs.

Teri Battaglieri, director of the Delta Dental Foundation, told students they were also receiving a book, new toothbrush, toothpaste, and reading and brushing chart.

"We want to make sure that your teeth are healthy and your smiles are bright and shiny," she said. 

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Comment by El-Bull on May 23, 2016 at 9:41pm

Why in the hell are Black people allowing this? Fluoride is a rat poison and it slowly poisons the brain and body and children are highly susceptible to this poison which is outlawed in European countries----SO NOW ON TOP OF THE POISON WATER THEY ARE FURTHER POISONING US WITH FLUORIDE.....IT DESTROYS THE PINEAL GLAND IN HUMANS AND THUSLY YOUR SPIRITUALITY----all people have to do is google fluoride----comon people the information is there research it.......AND JUST WHERE IS THIS HUGE DONATION COMING FROM??????? GATES FOUNDATION? KOCH BROTHERS????? MONSANTO???   WE DON'T NEED FLUORIDE IN OUR WATER---STOP LISTENING TO THE LIES P[EOPLE

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