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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.
Link between beverage fluoride and fluorosis of the front teeth

Link between beverage fluoride and fluorosis of the front teeth

Fluoride varnish prevents tooth decay in young children

Fluoride varnish prevents tooth decay in young children

Teacher supervised toothbrushing reduces dental decay in socially deprived school children

Teacher supervised toothbrushing reduces dental decay in socially deprived school children

Syrupy medications may cause cavities in children

Syrupy medications may cause cavities in children

Use of the antibiotic amoxicillin during infancy appears to be linked to tooth enamel defects in permanent teeth

Use of the antibiotic amoxicillin during infancy appears to be linked to tooth enamel defects in permanent teeth

One protein hardens enamel while the other weakens it, say USC researchers

One protein hardens enamel while the other weakens it, say USC researchers

The use of salt fluoridation to prevent dental caries

The use of salt fluoridation to prevent dental caries

Drinking soft drinks and other beverages through a properly positioned straw can help to minimize the risk of cavities

Drinking soft drinks and other beverages through a properly positioned straw can help to minimize the risk of cavities

Discovery could ease the pain of sensitive teeth

Discovery could ease the pain of sensitive teeth

Dental therapy that regenerates the tooth enamel rather than drilling

Dental therapy that regenerates the tooth enamel rather than drilling

Instant tea may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride

Instant tea may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride

World’s strongest acid may have a role in synthesizing pharmaceuticals

World’s strongest acid may have a role in synthesizing pharmaceuticals

New recommendations which will help pre-empt drinking water contamination

New recommendations which will help pre-empt drinking water contamination

Research suggests a connection between drinking tea regularly and a variety of potential health benefits

Research suggests a connection between drinking tea regularly and a variety of potential health benefits

Men's oral hygiene far behind women's

Men's oral hygiene far behind women's

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health

Dean of Columbia's dental school has issued a "call to action" on geriatric oral health

Avoid feeding infants fluoridated water, researchers caution

Avoid feeding infants fluoridated water, researchers caution

Supplements help prevent cavities in children where water quality and fluoride content is poor

Supplements help prevent cavities in children where water quality and fluoride content is poor