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2011-06-06 09:10:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Activist Ralph Nader has joined the chorus of influential leaders opposing mandatory water fluoridation. He joins civil rights leaders, state and local legislators, dentists, physicians, environmentalists and other professionals speaking out on fluoridation, focusing increased attention on the need for full disclosure of fluoridation risks. Nader says, "There should be no mandatory fluoridation without the approval of people in a...

2011-04-27 08:20:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies fed infant formula mixed with New York's fluoridated tap water risk developing enamel fluorosis or discolored teeth, according to the New York State Department of Health (1). Bureaucrats fail to effectively broadcast this vital information beyond their little-read websites which places babies at unnecessary risk of developing fluoride-damaged teeth, reports the NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF). Fluoride...

2011-04-14 11:55:00

NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because fluoride can disproportionately harm poor citizens and black families, Atlanta civil rights leaders, Andrew Young and Dr. Gerald Durley, have asked Georgia legislators to repeal the state's mandatory water fluoridation law, reports Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador and former Atlanta Mayor, along with Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Atlanta, both inductees in...

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...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Research shows that optimally fluoridated drinking water is a safe and simple way to help prevent cavities, keep tooth enamel strong and protect against tooth decay. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Today the New Hampshire Dental Society (NHDS) launched a new website (http://www.fluoridefactsnh.com) that serves to inform the public and address questions about community water fluoridation. The website includes general information on water fluoridation, its history, fast facts about...

2011-03-11 08:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, dentists have told patients to avoid foods that can harm their oral health. However, researchers are also looking at how including beneficial foods and beverages can improve your teeth and gums. Experts from Western Dental Services, Inc., suggest including the following foods in your diet to help maintain your smile's health and beauty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/LA45125LOGO) 1. Sugar-Free Gum: Though most...

2011-03-10 15:52:00

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All infant formulas, either concentrated or ready-to-feed, already contain some fluoride and, when routinely mixed with fluoridated water, increase the risk of dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), according to Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a video commentary published on Medscape.com, March 8, 2011. (1) Fluoride, added to water supplies ostensibly to reduce tooth...

2011-02-25 11:29:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite admission by the Federal Government that American children are being over-exposed to fluoride, and that fluoride's benefits are primarily topical, the Arkansas State Senate passed legislation on Thursday to force fluoridation on the entire state. This legislation will require cities to add unnecessary, untested fluoride chemicals into the water supply, clearly risking the health of many Arkansas residents. Fluoridation...

2011-02-24 14:08:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Low-income children who consumed recommended fluoride doses have more fluoride-damaged teeth and high cavity rates, according to research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, January 2011. Fluoride (hydrofluosilicic acid) is added to U.S. water supplies in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. However, in Mexico fluoride is added to salt because water fluoride levels are low. Mexican...

2011-02-17 07:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Read any fashion magazine or blog today and you will surely find mention of the quest for a perfect smile. Due to recent advances in cosmetic dentistry, achieving that sought-after glow has become a reality. From a simple over-the-counter tooth whitening product to an impressive full mouth reconstruction, the signature 21st-century smile always features beautiful teeth. To that end, Dr. Paul Tanners, a renowned Manhattan Prosthodontist, has created...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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