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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.
Researchers reveal urban-rural disparity in U.S. children's oral health

Researchers reveal urban-rural disparity in U.S. children's oral health

New xylem filters can remove bacteria and viruses from contaminated drinking water

New xylem filters can remove bacteria and viruses from contaminated drinking water

School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

School-based cavity prevention program reduces health disparities, brings dental care to children

New poll highlights how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children's dental care

New poll highlights how COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted children's dental care

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

Study proves how nitrate reduces blood pressure and improves oral health

New dental treatment helps fill cavities and insurance gaps for seniors

New dental treatment helps fill cavities and insurance gaps for seniors

Rice engineers find efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS 'forever' chemicals

Rice engineers find efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS 'forever' chemicals

New metal-free methodology for fluorination of aliphatic hydrocarbon bonds

New metal-free methodology for fluorination of aliphatic hydrocarbon bonds

Water fluoridation not linked to increased risk of osteosarcoma, study shows

Water fluoridation not linked to increased risk of osteosarcoma, study shows

Study discovers inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 entry priming protein by approved drug

Study discovers inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 entry priming protein by approved drug

Know your ions – overcoming the limits of HPLC with ion chromatography

Know your ions – overcoming the limits of HPLC with ion chromatography

TitrIC flex – fully automated system for comprehensive water analysis

TitrIC flex – fully automated system for comprehensive water analysis

Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

Study reveals how overexposure to fluoride causes defects in tooth enamel

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

PFAS associated with greater tooth decay in children

Sugary diet can promote periodontal diseases

Sugary diet can promote periodontal diseases

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Vitamin D in pregnancy reduces risk of enamel defects in offspring

Mother's obesity in pregnancy linked to impaired motor skills and lower IQ in boys

Mother's obesity in pregnancy linked to impaired motor skills and lower IQ in boys

Simple, new test can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water

Simple, new test can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water

A dentist's drill may not be the best way to manage tooth decay in children

A dentist's drill may not be the best way to manage tooth decay in children

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health