Archives by Tag 'fluoride'

Fluoride—Are You Aware Its Everywhere?

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Having the right amount of fluoride in your diet is vital for good oral health. We all typically purchase fluoridated toothpaste and most people are aware that it is added to public water systems as important public health measure so that you get it in your home directly from your more...

The Importance of Fluoride and Fluoridation in Dentistry

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Health

02/05/2010
Anytime the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues a statement saying that fluoride and fluoridation in dentistry is one of the 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century, you can rest assured there has been exhaustive evidence from years of research backing it up. However, more...

How much toothpaste should your child be using?

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

02/04/2010
Encouraging your young child to brush daily will help to develop good oral hygiene practices early in life. But did you know that parents should monitor the amount of fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of 6. Higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride have been associated with an increased risk of more...

How Topical Fluoride Benefits Your Child

Pediatric Dentistry

02/04/2010
Even though children use fluoride toothpaste, it may still be important for them to receive fluoride treatments with their routine six-month dental cleanings and exams. And why does this matter? Fluoride has the unique ability to strengthen tooth enamel, which is made-up of an incredible crystalline substance, calcium hydroxyapatite—the hardest more...

Understanding the Importance of Nutrition When It Comes to Oral Health

Nutrition

02/04/2010
No one can argue about the important role a well-balanced diet plays with regard to your general health. It is essential for growth as well as health maintenance and no less important are the effects of diet on oral health. Not only do nutritional requirements change through life affecting the more...

The True Value of a Dental Cleaning

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Maintaining good oral healthcare involves several factors: daily cleaning with your toothbrush, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and of course routine dental exams and cleanings. Your partners in this effort are your dentist and dental hygienist—the people who typically perform your cleaning. Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists to provide optimal more...

The Benefits of Using Toothpaste

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Using toothpaste—and more specifically a fluoride toothpaste—when brushing is considered a first and primary step to good oral hygiene. And the reasons for doing so are clear and quite basic; removing dental bacterial plaque is significantly easier due to the antibacterial ingredients and abrasives contained in most toothpastes. Your teeth more...

Protecting Your Child’s Teeth with Sealants

Pediatric Dentistry

01/30/2010
As a parent or caregiver, you want to do whatever is necessary to protect your children. And when it comes to your child's oral and dental health, you should feel no different. One technique for protecting teeth from tooth decay is through the use of sealants. By allowing your dental more...