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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.
Cleaning up PFAS-contaminated wastewater with diamond technology

Cleaning up PFAS-contaminated wastewater with diamond technology

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

New Crest Gum & Enamel Repair toothpaste may boost enamel repair and reverse gingivitis

Breakthrough fluorine discovery may impact how pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs

Breakthrough fluorine discovery may impact how pharmaceutical companies develop new drugs

Queen Mary researcher recognized for advances in improving oral health in children

Queen Mary researcher recognized for advances in improving oral health in children

Investigating the Unique Nanomechanical Properties of Tooth Enamel

Investigating the Unique Nanomechanical Properties of Tooth Enamel

Pregnant women’s fluoride exposure linked to lower IQ in babies, study shows

Pregnant women’s fluoride exposure linked to lower IQ in babies, study shows

Study examines link between longitudinal beverage intakes and adolescent caries

Study examines link between longitudinal beverage intakes and adolescent caries

Toothpastes alone cannot protect against dental erosion and hypersensitivity

Toothpastes alone cannot protect against dental erosion and hypersensitivity

Fluoride does not have negative effect on intelligence

Fluoride does not have negative effect on intelligence

'Click chemistry' approach may improve disease-fighting properties of drugs

'Click chemistry' approach may improve disease-fighting properties of drugs

Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care

Poor awareness among parents may hinder a child's early dental care

Researchers report impact of fluoride overdose on children’s teeth

Researchers report impact of fluoride overdose on children’s teeth

Evidence-based approach to preventing or treating caries could transform dental care

Evidence-based approach to preventing or treating caries could transform dental care

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

EPF raises awareness campaign to improve oral health

Excessive fluoride from some teas can damage bones and cause many health effects

Excessive fluoride from some teas can damage bones and cause many health effects

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Lithium in drinking water can slow Alzheimer's disease mortality rates, study finds

Children, adolescents who do not drink tap water more likely to have tooth decay

Children, adolescents who do not drink tap water more likely to have tooth decay

New discovery may lead to natural products for preventing dental caries

New discovery may lead to natural products for preventing dental caries

Simple color-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could prevent skeletal fluorosis

Simple color-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water could prevent skeletal fluorosis

Most teas contain safe amounts of fluoride, UF study finds

Most teas contain safe amounts of fluoride, UF study finds