Here is a great series of stories in the Toronto Star on how poverty can have a disastrous effect on the oral health of young people. Here's the preamble from the Toronto Star (Feb 10th, 2007)
Jason Jones is a natural for a sales job. Trouble is, many people can't see past his mouth. Painful rot forced him to pull almost all of his teeth. This is the state of dental care for our working poor
The first story was on Feb 10th, 2007, with a happy ending revealed in the Feb 13th issue.
Sources: The Toronto Star Online Edition on the respective days noted above.
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)