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Fluoride is a form of the element fluorine that helps prevent tooth decay. Fluoride may be naturally present in drinking water or may be added to it. Fluoride may also be put directly on the teeth, as a gel, toothpaste, or a rinse.
Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

Dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities for oral health care

With opportunities to take increased responsibility for oral health care and to deliver care in a more comprehensive way, it's an exciting time in the profession of dental hygiene. [More]

Tom's of Maine offers new natural Toddler Training Toothpaste to help start good brushing habits

A baby's first smile is a moment to treasure. Keeping that grin healthy makes parents smile, too. Tom's of Maine, the leading natural oral care brand, is offering parents a new natural Toddler Training Toothpaste to help start good brushing habits with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or dyes. [More]
Red wine could potentially help prevent cavities

Red wine could potentially help prevent cavities

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. [More]
New "18F radiotracers" to detect and track certain diseases in patients

New "18F radiotracers" to detect and track certain diseases in patients

Radioactivity is usually associated with nuclear fallout or comic-book spider bites, but in very small amounts it can be a useful tool for diagnosing diseases. [More]
Fluoridating water does not affect children's mental development and adult IQ

Fluoridating water does not affect children's mental development and adult IQ

New research out of New Zealand's world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study does not support claims that fluoridating water adversely affects children's mental development and adult IQ. [More]
State highlights: Wis. Bill would limit worker's comp medical costs; Democratic AG in N.C. to appeal abortion ultrasound ruling; Conn. Medicaid primary care docs double since 2011

State highlights: Wis. Bill would limit worker's comp medical costs; Democratic AG in N.C. to appeal abortion ultrasound ruling; Conn. Medicaid primary care docs double since 2011

Wisconsin would put tighter caps on how much doctors and physical therapists could be paid to treat injured patients covered by worker's compensation insurance, under a bill before lawmakers. [More]
Dental care in schools for children wipes out social inequities

Dental care in schools for children wipes out social inequities

A new survey conducted by the University of Copenhagen and the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the role of schools in work to promote health and prevent disease. [More]

Kids+Chemical Safety website wins 2013 Risk Communication Award

Each January, the Alliance for Chemical Safety (ACS) honors companies, individuals and organizations that have excelled in reducing risk, communicating risk or promoting chemical safety during the past year. [More]

Fluoridation fails as America's cavity crisis escalates

Today is the 69th birthday of water fluoridation – the top public health blunder of all time, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF) [More]
Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

Colgate offers easy-to-follow tips to help women stay on track for better, healthy lifestyle this year

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and a resolve to change. Whether the resolutions are big or small, most people by now are already starting down the path to a new and better version of themselves. [More]
Meda inks agreement to acquire ZpearPoint AS

Meda inks agreement to acquire ZpearPoint AS

Meda has signed an agreement to acquire ZpearPoint AS, including global rights to its main product, EB24, an OTC line for treating dental erosion. Dental erosion is a common, growing condition that impacts all ages and for which there is currently no effective treatment. The condition is estimated to affect 15-50% of the population and it is sometimes referred to as the "new caries". [More]
Study recommends cutting down on sweet additive to reduce tooth decay

Study recommends cutting down on sweet additive to reduce tooth decay

A study by Newcastle University researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay. [More]
‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

Combined 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography–computed tomography allows physicians to visualize high-risk or ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients with myocardial infarction or stable angina, research shows. [More]
Research report on bioactive materials market

Research report on bioactive materials market

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Bioactive Materials: Technologies and Global Markets [More]
ASTRO to award $8,000 Survivor Circle grants to two Georgia cancer patient support groups

ASTRO to award $8,000 Survivor Circle grants to two Georgia cancer patient support groups

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected two Georgia cancer patient support groups, The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia and the South Georgia Medical Center, Pearlman Cancer Center, to receive ASTRO's 2013 Survivor Circle grants. [More]
Website publishes information on exposure to chemicals in toys

Website publishes information on exposure to chemicals in toys

There are thousands of children's toy manufacturers around the world. Toys can be made of metal, plastic, paint, fabric and many other components, but are they really safe for your children. [More]

Fluoride added to water supplies reduces tooth decay in children

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in water and many foods. In addition, fluoride is intentionally added to the public water supplies, because it has been demonstrated that communities with fluoride added to their water supplies have significantly reduced incidence of tooth decay in children. [More]
KU researchers receives grant to create new program to help American Indian students stop smoking

KU researchers receives grant to create new program to help American Indian students stop smoking

The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Cancer Control and Population Health program got a boost in April when Won Choi, Ph.D., and his colleagues were awarded a $2.7 million, five-year NCI grant to create an Internet-based program to help American Indian tribal college students stop smoking. [More]
State highlights: Disabled at risk at Calif. facilities, audit finds; Advocates push for single policy for kids' medical, dental coverage in exchange plans; Ga. maternal mortality

State highlights: Disabled at risk at Calif. facilities, audit finds; Advocates push for single policy for kids' medical, dental coverage in exchange plans; Ga. maternal mortality

Californians with developmental disabilities who are cared for at state facilities are being put at risk by outdated policies and inadequate investigations of abuse, the state auditor's office said Tuesday. Allegations that residents have been raped, shot with stun guns and otherwise abused have not been acted on satisfactorily, auditors found. The California Department of Developmental Services cares for 1,480 severely disabled people in five facilities throughout the state (McGreevy, 7/9). [More]
Spodak Dental Group offers tips to keep your mouth healthy

Spodak Dental Group offers tips to keep your mouth healthy

You know the importance of brushing two or three times a day, and flossing at least once a day, in maintaining good oral health. But did you know there are other measures you should also take if you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime? Keep your mouth healthy by following these simple tips provided by Spodak Dental Group: [More]