Retarding Tooth Decay

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Discussion of the "soft living and rich food have evolved dental cavities as a disease of civilization."

Up to 97% of Americans have cavities. A tooth powder has been developed by the University of Illinois to fight this dental decay. Many statistics are given of the state of American mouths and what dental treatments are needed to fix these problems.

Dramatization follows, including study of the tooth powder developed to fight dental decay.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 72408
Municipal archives id: LT625