Back to School Oral Health

By | August 7th, 2013|General, Prevention|

Back to school time brings thoughts of new school supplies, backpacks, clothing, doctor's visits and immunizations. It’s also time for a dental exam and preventive care. The American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatrics urge parents to schedule a dental examination before the school year starts. A visit to the dentist now can help assure [...]

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Community Water Fluoridation – An Evidence Review

By | September 5th, 2012|General, Prevention|

I've written a few times about fluoridation - about it being an inexpensive public health intervention and the benefits of fluoride when the EPA and HHS changed the how much they recommend to add to the water supply. But it's always an interesting topic to revisit. Recently, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College [...]

The Scoop on Fluoride

By | January 20th, 2011|Prevention|

This month the EPA and HHS proposed a change that would lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.  A small amount of fluoride is good in drinking water because it prevents tooth decay.  The idea is to maximize the health benefits of water fluoridation by continuing to prevent tooth decay while reducing the possibility of too much fluoride exposure for [...]