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February is National Children’s Dental Hygiene Month

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Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? This national month-long health observance is brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA). It provides a platform for thousands of dental professionals, healthcare providers, and healthcare educators to promote the benefits of good dental hygiene for children.  Every year, some particular aspect of children’s dental health is emphasized, and 2020 is no exception. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the decision to add fluoride to community water…

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How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

How Fluoride Helps Maintain Healthy Teeth

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Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in most public water supplies to help strengthen teeth against plaque and tooth decay.  Fluoride is also contained in toothpaste which is good for maintaining proper oral hygiene. There is evidence that adding fluoride to the water supply has helped lower tooth decay in places where fluoridation is introduced into the water system. Currently, there are no known adverse effects associated with the level used, but it still important to not go above…

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