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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...

2010-10-07 09:17:00

New study confirms bottle-fed babies are overexposed to fluoride NEW YORK, Oct 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study confirms infants fed formula reconstituted with fluoridated water are at greater risk of developing discolored teeth (dental fluorosis). (1) The American Dental Association (ADA) warned dentists about this in 2006 but has done little or nothing to inform the nearly 200 million Americans who live in communities with fluoridated drinking water. The study by Levy et al.,...

2010-05-06 14:28:00

Survey finds that 97 percent of parents aren't providing proper oral care for their infants CHICAGO, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents will do anything to make their children smile, yet many are missing the preventive measures and specialized care needed to keep smiles healthy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently sponsored a survey to see what moms knew about proper oral health care for their children. The survey results found that a staggering number of...

2010-02-22 12:35:00

More than 40 percent of U.S. children will have tooth decay before the age of five CHICAGO, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease, according to the U.S. Surgeon General. This February, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) encourages parents and caregivers to "Get it Done in Year One." Visiting a pediatric dentist by the time the first baby tooth appears enables the child to begin a lifetime of preventive dental...

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2010-01-20 11:22:33

Parents should use toothpastes that contain fluoride with a minimum concentration of 1,000 parts per million to prevent tooth decay in their children, says a new report. Preventing tooth decay can help reduce the need for extensive and costly dental treatments, including extractions. But the authors, in a second related study, suggest that parents concerned about the risk of fluorosis "“ the discoloration or mottling of the teeth caused by excessive fluoride ingestion "“ should...

2009-01-09 07:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Achieving cavity-free status has little to do with fluoride intake, reports a study in the Fall 2008 Journal of Public Health Dentistry. The ongoing Iowa Fluoride Study (IFS), begun in 1992, follows a cohort of children from birth. Researchers measure fluoride use and ingestion, count cavities and document fluorosis - white spotted, yellow and/or brown stained teeth - the outward sign of fluoride over-ingestion. IFS researchers report, "The...

2008-08-20 00:00:22

The Government's own commissioned report decided that there is absolutely no evidence that fluoride benefits teeth and that there could actually be a "disbenefit". Its researchers found that about half of all children in fluoridated areas have dental and sometimes skeletal fluorosis, much of it "worrying." Future long term effects include thyroid deficiency and cancer. Could Kate Taylor-Weetman write in and explain why, since fluoride has been officially declared to be useless, she...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Sheryl Marsh, The Decatur Daily, Ala. Jul. 6--Water without fluoride opens a child's mouth to tooth decay during the developmental stage and could cause problems through adulthood. Decatur Utilities feeds the water with it daily, but recently there were missed periods. "There's been a supply shortage across the United States," said Tom Cleveland, plant and engineering manager. "When we do have problems with the supply we contact the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and...

2006-03-22 15:16:12

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fluoride in drinking water -- long controversial in the United States when it is deliberately added to strengthen teeth -- can damage bones and teeth, and federal standards fail to guard against this, the National Academy of Sciences reported on Wednesday. The vast majority of Americans -- including those whose water supply has fluoride added -- drink water that is well below the limit for fluoride levels set by the U.S. Environmental...


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