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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.
Combined medical–dental visits for infants could reduce Medicaid payouts

Combined medical–dental visits for infants could reduce Medicaid payouts

Patients with eye diseases can benefit from ArtCornea

Patients with eye diseases can benefit from ArtCornea

Roundup: Portland to add flouride to city water; Fla. officials probe federal report of disabled children forced to nursing homes; Regulators find Minn. hospital violated federal patient protection laws

Roundup: Portland to add flouride to city water; Fla. officials probe federal report of disabled children forced to nursing homes; Regulators find Minn. hospital violated federal patient protection laws

First Edition: Sept. 13, 2012

First Edition: Sept. 13, 2012

Emotional health and education level of mothers influence teen’s oral health

Emotional health and education level of mothers influence teen’s oral health

Toothpaste is enough for baby’s teeth

Toothpaste is enough for baby’s teeth

Researchers eager to teach Swedes about best brushing technique

Researchers eager to teach Swedes about best brushing technique

PET/CT could help improve prediction of heart attack

PET/CT could help improve prediction of heart attack

Researchers perform first scientific evaluation of high-fluoride toothpaste

Researchers perform first scientific evaluation of high-fluoride toothpaste

Proceedings from Workshop on Effective Use of Fluoride in Asia

Proceedings from Workshop on Effective Use of Fluoride in Asia

Changes in mouth bacteria precede development of pneumonia in hospital patients

Changes in mouth bacteria precede development of pneumonia in hospital patients

Tips for taking care of a toddler's teeth

Tips for taking care of a toddler's teeth

Fluoride has dramatic effects on bacteria inside the mouth

Fluoride has dramatic effects on bacteria inside the mouth

Fluoride supplements not found to be safe or effective

Fluoride supplements not found to be safe or effective

National survey reveals top barriers to better oral health among Hispanics

National survey reveals top barriers to better oral health among Hispanics

Chemical breakthrough could simplify drug development process

Chemical breakthrough could simplify drug development process

OU student to receive 2011 EPA's STAR Fellowship for research on safe drinking water

OU student to receive 2011 EPA's STAR Fellowship for research on safe drinking water

PCF funds 10 new Challenge Awards for prostate cancer research

PCF funds 10 new Challenge Awards for prostate cancer research

Bad teeth in Ozzie kids worries dental health experts

Bad teeth in Ozzie kids worries dental health experts

JDR paper shows no link between fluoride bone levels and osteosarcoma

JDR paper shows no link between fluoride bone levels and osteosarcoma