Mary Otto



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Teeth: Beauty, Inequality, ...

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“The teeth are made from stern stuff. They can withstand floods, fires, even centuries in the grave. But the teeth are no match for the slow-motion catastrophe that is a life of poverty: its burdens, distractions, diseases, privations, low expectations, transience, the addictive antidotes that offer temporary relief at usurious rates. Others”
Mary Otto, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

“The nation will never drill, fill and extract its way out of what amounts to a public health crisis among some populations. Throwing more ‘treaters’ into the mix amounts to digging a hole in an ocean of disease.”
Mary Otto, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

“Pallone spoke of a “fragmented health system” failing children. And he ended his remarks with a quote from Nobel laureate and poet Gabriela Mistral: “Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time. His bones are being formed. His blood is being made, his mind is being developed. To him, we cannot say tomorrow. His name is today.”
Mary Otto, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America



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