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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.
Care for Dental Bridges

Care for Dental Bridges

Open your mouth and say goo-goo: Dentists treating ever-younger patients

Open your mouth and say goo-goo: Dentists treating ever-younger patients

PCORI approves $13 million funding award to NYU Dentistry for school-based cavity prevention study

PCORI approves $13 million funding award to NYU Dentistry for school-based cavity prevention study

Benefits of charcoal-based dentifrices for oral hygiene still unproven

Benefits of charcoal-based dentifrices for oral hygiene still unproven

Texas A&M expert explains reasons for having sensitive teeth

Texas A&M expert explains reasons for having sensitive teeth

Penn study points to novel therapeutic strategy for preventing severe tooth decay in toddlers

Penn study points to novel therapeutic strategy for preventing severe tooth decay in toddlers

LSUHealthNO receives NIH grant to develop novel long-lasting dental filling materials

LSUHealthNO receives NIH grant to develop novel long-lasting dental filling materials

Exposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryos

Exposure to EDCs alters thyroid hormone signalling, early brain development in frog embryos

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

WHO report: 1.7 million children die every year due to unhealthy environments

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves cleanliness of teeth, dentures among older adults

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves cleanliness of teeth, dentures among older adults

Environmental engineers testing promising new way to clean up harmful contaminants

Environmental engineers testing promising new way to clean up harmful contaminants

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Study uses mathematical models to examine link between water fluoridation and diabetes

Study uses mathematical models to examine link between water fluoridation and diabetes

Study compares efficacy of SDF in arresting root caries in elders from different fluoridated areas

Study compares efficacy of SDF in arresting root caries in elders from different fluoridated areas

NaF-PET/CT scans can accurately detect bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer patients

NaF-PET/CT scans can accurately detect bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer patients

Report highlights parlous state of British children's teeth

Report highlights parlous state of British children's teeth

New BioMinF toothpaste ingredient helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity

New BioMinF toothpaste ingredient helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity

PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Parents need to take active role in oral health of children

Parents need to take active role in oral health of children