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Fluoride: How Much Do We Need?

Every week, I get questions about fluoride. In short, fluoride is important; our teeth and bones depend on it. But how much do we need and where should it come from? First, a quick primer. fluoride protects tooth enamel from the bacteria in plaque that can build up on and around the tooth. It strengthens […]

Brushing Up! A Lesson in Oral Health

According to the Office of the Surgeon General, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related health conditions, largely due to pediatric tooth decay. Across America, more than 50 percent of children under the age of 17 suffer from at least one cavity. But tooth decay and cavities are easily preventable […]