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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.
Scientists combine new type of nanoparticle with photodynamic therapy to kill cancer cells

Scientists combine new type of nanoparticle with photodynamic therapy to kill cancer cells

An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer side effects than chemotherapy. This promising new treatment strategy could expand the current use of photodynamic therapies to access deep-set cancer tumors. [More]
Tackling poor oral health among athletes

Tackling poor oral health among athletes

Poor oral health affecting athletes' general health and performance shows 'no signs of improvement' and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies. In a consensus statement published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the authors call for action to tackle poor oral health among athletes. [More]
Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

Tips for instilling positive dental habits in children

It's possible you've heard the alarming news; over 78% of adult Americans currently have some form of gum disease. [More]

EPA should lower safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero

New evidence indicating that EPA should lower its safe fluoride level goal in public drinking water systems to zero, will be presented by former EPA senior risk assessment scientist, William Hirzy PhD, at the Fluoride Action Network's (FAN) 5th Citizens' Conference and Lobby Day on Fluoride, September 5 – 8, at the Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, VA. A press conference on September 5 will provide a preview (details below). [More]

American scientists develop another groundbreaking click concept: SuFEx

The coupling of molecular building blocks nearly as easy as “snapping” them together can be realized by means of the “click chemistry” tool kit. American scientists have now introduced another achievement for the click concept in the journal Angewandte Chemie: the sulfur fluoride exchange reaction (SuFEx) can be used to form robust inorganic bridges between carbon centers and opens up a fully unexplored area of chemistry with countless new molecules that could form the basis for new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, “intelligent” materials, and many other products. [More]
Supermint fluoride toothpaste receives American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance

Supermint fluoride toothpaste receives American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance

Hello is thrilled to announce that its supermint fluoride toothpaste has officially been awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Recognized by dentists and consumers alike as the gold standard for U.S. oral care, the seal acknowledges that the product has met ADA guidelines for fluoride-containing toothpaste used for the control of tooth decay. [More]
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]
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]