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September 25, 2019 News News

Nova Scotia Public Health Unable To Offer School-Based Fluoride This Year Due To Shortage

by CTV News

A nation-wide shortage of fluoride mouth rinse means Nova Scotia’s school-based fluoride program will be skipping a year. “It’s unfortunate that we’re faced with this unforeseen shortage, but this gives us the chance to readjust our delivery model in a

September 1, 2016 News DentalNewsOral HealthPaediatric Dentistry

Fluoride Proving Useless in Low-Income Youth As Dental Issues Increase

by Oral Health

CDC 2011/2012 statistics reveal low-income children’s tooth decay rates are increasing substantially – despite record numbers of children served fluoride from water, foods, dental products and medicines causing an overall alarming surge in fluoride-overdose symptoms – dental fluorosis (discolored teeth), reports

August 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

There Could Be A Link Between Fluoride Consumption and Diabetes

by Science Daily

Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal

August 8, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPreventive Dentistry

Fluoride Successful In Young Patients But Doesn’t Help With Long-Term Oral Health

by Elise Sarvas, D.D.S., M.S.D., M.P.H. and Jeffrey M. Karp, D.M.D., M.S., AAP News

Untreated dental caries are a significant pediatric public health problem. One in every seven U.S. children ages 2 to 8 years has untreated dental caries in primary teeth, according to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data (Dye BA, et