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2011-07-25 09:14:00

NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sodium fluoride supplements "have not been found by FDA to be safe or effective," according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine's (NLM) website, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Routinely prescribed to children in non-water-fluoridated communities, sometimes even in fluoridated areas, sodium fluoride drops, lozenges and "vitamins" are meant to reduce tooth decay. Before testing was...

2011-06-21 14:14:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). The research team reports, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride,...

2011-06-21 13:37:00

NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system," concludes a review of studies by researchers Valdez-Jimenez, et al. published in Neurologia (June 2011), reports New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). The research team reports, "It is important to be aware of this serious problem and avoid the use of toothpaste and items that contain fluoride,...

2011-03-30 10:59:00

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1990, the New York State Department of Health (DoH) published a study, "Fluoride: Benefits and Risks of Exposure," alerting officials that fluoride can be harmful to kidney patients, diabetics and those with fluoride hypersensitivity even at "optimal" levels.(1) But the advice went unheeded, research left undone and today's claims of safety ring hollow, says NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. Twelve million New Yorkers drink...

2011-02-23 00:00:43

The US Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last month that fluoride levels in tap water are too high, with children being the most risk to toxic levels, thus spurring on the search for healthier alternatives for protecting children's teeth. Somis, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 The US Federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last month that fluoride levels in tap water are too high, with children being the most risk to toxic levels, thus...

2011-02-10 14:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM), an oral health campaign designed to educate children and their parents about the importance of good oral health. Developing proper oral health habits at an early age will last a lifetime and significantly improve a child's overall heath. Tooth decay affects more than one quarter of children ages two to five, half of those ages 12 to 15 and countless adults in the United...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Dr. Lou Cooper offers parents current pediatric dental advice Port Chester, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Each February is National Children's Dental Health Month which means that Dr. Lou Cooper once again is preparing to work towards raising the awareness of children's oral health. This year Dr. Cooper will be helping fellow professionals as well as parents navigate the changing landscape in what he refers to as the "New Era of Children's Dental Health". "Pediatric dentistry has changed...

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2011-01-07 12:55:00

The federal government is scheduled to announce today its plans to lower the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies "” the first such change in nearly 50 years, reports the Associated Press (AP). Getting too much fluoride causes spots on some kids' teeth, a recent government study reports. Health officials note that most communities have fluoride in their water supplies, and toothpaste has it too. Many dentists even recommend fluoride supplements. The standard since 1962 has...

2010-12-15 15:56:37

In a study that the authors describe as lending credence to the idiom, "by the skin of your teeth," scientists are reporting that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed. It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter really works and could lead to better ways of protecting teeth from decay, the scientists suggest. Their study appears in ACS' journal Langmuir. Frank Mller and colleagues point out that tooth decay is a major...

2010-11-12 13:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tooth decay affects more than one quarter of children ages two to five, half of those ages 12 to 15 and countless adults in the United States. In fact, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children; five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever. While daily brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, there are other things you can do to further prevent tooth...