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'Sonic the Hedgehog' director hears uproar, will fix character's teeth

When the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' trailer came out earlier this week, it immediately set off an internet-wide case of odontophobia. While no re-imagining of a beloved childhood character will ever be without critics, CGI Sonic's human-like teeth and general un-Sonic-like proportions really freaked people out.

County health officials to promote dental health

Madison and Dane County health officials said that they want to promote dental health among area residents.Officials with Public Health -- Madison and Dane County said that bad dental health has become an issue in the county and they are describing the problem a crisis. Tobi Cawthra, of Meriter Hospital, said that a coordinated response is necessary."The issues related to oral health care are a community-wide problem and it needs community-wide solutions. It is certainly larger than one organization or one touch point or program," Cawthral said.According to a new report, there were more than 11,000 emergency room visits for dental pain in 2010. The price tag for those ER trips totaled more than $1.5 million.They said that part of the high costs can be linked to many patients lacking dental insurance.Health officials said that their goal is to find a workable solution.