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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.
Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain good oral health

Oral health plays increasing role in overall health of the elderly

Oral health plays increasing role in overall health of the elderly

Fluoride varnish: is there any benefit?

Fluoride varnish: is there any benefit?

Common bacterium can chew through PFAS and other difficult-to-remove pollutants

Common bacterium can chew through PFAS and other difficult-to-remove pollutants

Several maternal fluoride-offspring IQ studies should provoke moratorium on fluoridation

Several maternal fluoride-offspring IQ studies should provoke moratorium on fluoridation

ADHA comments on a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children's IQ scores

ADHA comments on a study linking maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children's IQ scores

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite frequent brushing

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite frequent brushing

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

Is higher fluoride intake in pregnancy affecting kids’ IQ?

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Newest e-tattoo could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate

Newest e-tattoo could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate

Charcoal-based toothpaste comes with 'real risks'

Charcoal-based toothpaste comes with 'real risks'

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, study finds

Nursing, medical, and dental students train together to improve pediatric oral health

Nursing, medical, and dental students train together to improve pediatric oral health

Expanding range and functionality of radiotracers for improved disease diagnosis

Expanding range and functionality of radiotracers for improved disease diagnosis

New imaging technology could help find tiny tumors

New imaging technology could help find tiny tumors

Over 100 children are having rotten teeth removed everyday, says UK government

Over 100 children are having rotten teeth removed everyday, says UK government

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Researchers discover facile method for introduction of fluorine atoms into organic molecules

Kids using too much toothpaste says CDC

Kids using too much toothpaste says CDC

New orthodontic bracket bonding adhesive protects tooth surfaces from decay

New orthodontic bracket bonding adhesive protects tooth surfaces from decay