Posts Tagged "flouride"

Does topical fluoride really protect tooth enamel?

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Study suggests NO Sunday, March 06, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer   (NaturalNews) A popular mantra in American dentistry claims that topical fluoride treatments help to protect teeth from cavities by forming a protective shield on the enamel of teeth. However, a new study published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Langmuir has found that the “protective layer” created by fluoride is actually 100 times thinner than previously believed, which may render it practically useless as a cavity-preventing intervention. Frank Muller, PhD, and his colleagues from...

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AP EXCLUSIVE: US says too much fluoride in water

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

ATLANTA – Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. It’s causing spots on some kids’ teeth. A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended limit for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years. About 2 out of 5 adolescents have tooth streaking or spottiness because of too much fluoride, a surprising government study found recently. In some extreme cases, teeth can even be pitted by...

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