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October 29, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Academics Call For Release Of Data Behind Controversial Canadian Fluoride Study

by National Post

When the editor-in-chief of a highly reputable American medical journal decided to publish a potential bombshell study from Canada hinting that pregnant women who drink fluoridated water risk subtly damaging their child’s brain, he braced for the blowback. He worried

August 20, 2019 News News

U.S. Regulators Push Back Against Canadian Study On Effects Of Fluoride In Water

by National Post

A study of young children in Canada suggests those whose mothers drank fluoridated tap water while pregnant had slightly lower IQ scores than children whose mothers lived in non-fluoridated cities. But don’t dash for the nearest bottled water yet. Health

August 12, 2019 News NewsOral Health

Paid Four Myths About Fluoride Varnish

by Amber Auger RDH, MPH

As a practicing hygienist, I come across a lot of misconceptions about treatment options, especially fluoride varnish. Here are the top four myths I’ve heard about fluoride varnish and what you need to know:   Myth #1: It’s all about

May 18, 2019 News News

Fluoride Reduces Dental Risk From Minimal and Extended Breastfeeding

by University of Adelaide

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the

February 4, 2019 News News

Almost 40% of American Kids Are Making This Simple Toothpaste Mistake, CDC Says

by Peter Dockrill, Science Alert

We all know that we need to brush our teeth regularly to prevent the risk of cavities and gum disease, but according to a new report by the CDC, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Specifically, a new analysis of the

January 24, 2019 News News

Canadian Cities Rethink Removal of Fluoride from Tap Water

by CBC News

It shouldn’t be up to cities to decide to add fluoride to drinking water, but provincial officials, a Canadian mayor says. Windsor, Ont., is bucking a national trend and looking at lifting its ban on adding fluoride to drinking water

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December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Clinical Uses for Silver Diamine Fluoride

by Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD

I first began using silver diamine fluoride (SDF) in my private pediatric dental practice in 2015. Minimally Invasive Dentistry is a topic near and dear to my heart as a mother and advocate for improving children’s oral health and safety.

December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Unstained and Liberated

by Geoffrey Knight, BDSc, MSc, MBA, PhD

The concept of using amputation to treat an infectious disease was last used by the medical profession to treat gangrene in the late 1800s. The pharmacological management of dental caries aims to leave most caries in situ, killing the bacteria

October 29, 2018 News News

Dentists, Health Experts Hold Meeting About Fluoridation of Calgary’s Drinking Water

by Michael Franklin, CTV News

Dozens of concerned Calgarians gathered on Saturday afternoon for a discussion about the pros and cons of adding fluoride back into the city’s water system. The city stopped the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water back in 2011 because

August 8, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Rise of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste has Dentists Concerned

by Jeff Donn, The Associated Press

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a

July 24, 2018 News News

Essex Town Council Says ‘No’ to Fluoride in Drinking Water

by CBC News

“There wasn’t really much of a debate tonight,” said Sherry Bondy, moments after Essex town council voted against putting fluoride back in their drinking water. It was a unanimous vote which differs from the stance of the Ontario Ministry of Health

April 23, 2018 News News

Rising Cavity Numbers Cause Proposed Plan to Return of Fluoride in Ontario Cities

by Dave Waddell, Windsor Star

The rising number of local oral healthcare issues including cavities has prompted the Windsor-Essex Health Unit board to unanimously approve a four-point plan that includes reintroducing fluoride into Windsor’s drinking water. The city opted to remove fluoride from its drinking

April 17, 2018 News News

Paid Why The Toothpaste You Recommend Matters

by Crest P&G

Does your fluoride protect your clients’ enamel? Dental erosion has reached epidemic levels Recent research has shown that approximately 30% of dental clients aged 18–35 years had at least one tooth with advanced erosive tooth wear Why stannous flouride matters

December 12, 2017 News Oral Health

Winnipeg Dentist Turning Baby Teeth Black — To Keep Kids Out of Surgery

by CBC News

Silver diamine fluoride a low-cost way to halt (but not fix) tooth decay A new treatment for dental cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. Dentist and University of

October 12, 2017 News NewsOral Health

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Issues the First-Ever Evidence-Based Guideline for Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat Cavities

by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Silver Diamine Fluoride Recommended to Treat Cavities in Pediatric and Special Needs Patients The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) issued the first-ever evidence-based guideline on the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat cavities in pediatric patients, based on

September 19, 2017 News FluorideNews

Prenatal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower IQ Levels

by Angela Mulholland, CTV News

For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower intelligence in their children may provide further ammunition for

September 14, 2017 Feature Dental Hygiene

A New Generation of Fluoride Varnish is Coming to You!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate, NDHCB

The efficacy of fluoride varnish in the prevention of dental caries, remineralization of tooth surfaces and treatment of dentin hypersensitivity is well supported by literature. Varnishes allow for the delivery of high concentrations of fluoride in small amounts. Furthermore, the

June 30, 2017 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Silver Diamine Fluoride: NEW in North America!

by Sylvie Martel, RDH, DipDH, Teaching Certificate NDHCB

Dental caries is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting humans. Unfortunately, we do not yet have a grip on! 1 Over the years, researchers have actively looked for methods for treating and arresting decay other than traditional restorative options.

June 5, 2017 Product Spotlight

Oral Science Presents 3 Dental Caries Prevention Innovations at JDIQ

by Oral Science

During the 47th edition of the Journées Dentaires Internationales du Québec, Oral Science presented three innovations for a minimally invasive approach to treating dental caries: Silver Diamine Fluoride, for the arrest of cavitated lesions (Advantage Arrest), the next generation of

March 15, 2017 Product Spotlight

Silver Diamine Fluoride Provides Extensive Possibilities in Dentistry

by Oral Science

During the 2017 Pacific Dental Conference, more than 3,000 dental professionals were presented the most awaited ingredient in caries management : Silver Diamine Fluoride. Available under the brand Advantage ArrestTM  (manufactured by Elevate Oral Care, USA), it has recently been cleared