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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...

2011-02-07 18:01:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government has proposed that water fluoride levels be lowered to 0.7 parts per million to stem the growing incidence of dental fluorosis (discolored and/or pitted teeth), which now affects 41% of adolescents ages 12-15. However, this "lowered" level of fluoride is still too high, and will not protect millions of American children from dental fluorosis. Nor will it protect against fluoride's other effects, including potentially...

2011-01-31 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Commonly-consumed infant fruit juices contain fluoride, some at levels higher than recommended for public water supplies which can damage teeth, according to research to be presented on March 17, 2011 at the International Association for Dental Research annual meeting in San Diego.(1) Ninety samples of three different flavors (apple, pear and grape) from three manufacturers were tested. All contained fluoride at concentrations ranging...

2011-01-21 07:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 18, 2011, NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr. introduced legislation (Int 0463-2011) "prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply." Fluoride chemicals are added to NYC's water in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay. Vallone writes on his website, "There is a growing body of evidence that fluoride does more harm than good." More than 3,270 professionals (including over 290 dentists) urge that fluoridation be...

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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...

2011-01-07 08:51:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) today commended the Federal agencies responsible for public health and safety for recalibrating the ratio of fluoride to water that they consider optimal based on scientific evaluation and the full appreciation of fluoride received from all sources. As a science-based organization, the ADA supports the Department of Health and Human Services' recommendation to set the level for optimally fluoridated...

2010-12-21 12:53:00

Is this the end of water fluoridation? NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Exposure to fluoride may lower children's intelligence says a study pre-published in Environmental Health Perspectives, a publication of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (online December 17, 2010). Fluoride is added to 70% of U.S. public drinking water supplies. According to Paul Connett, Ph.D., director of the Fluoride Action Network, "This is the 24th study that has found...


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