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My Water's Flouride
My Water's Fluoride (MWF) allows consumers to learn about the fluoride level in their drinking water. Also, you can find out the number of people served by the system and the water source. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease
(University of Bath) A simple colour-changing test to detect fluoride in drinking water, devised by researchers at the University of Bath, could in the future prevent the crippling bone disease, skeletal fluorosis, in developing countries such as India and Tanzania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More science confirms fluoride exposure damages brains and lowers IQs in newborns
(Natural News) Getting cavities is no fun, but just how far are you willing to go to prevent them? Most people who have had a cavity filled consider regular brushing and flossing to be a small price to pay to avoid repeating the unpleasant experience in the dentist’s chair. However, few would say that they’d... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tri-Vit with Fluoride Drops (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Tri-Vit with Fluoride and Iron Drops (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Multi-Vit with Fluoride Drops (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Repair decayed teeth with "bioactive" glass that remineralizes teeth without fluoride
(Natural News) Glass is not a material typically associated with dental hygiene. Yet a team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) Institute of Dentistry is working on changing that. According to ScienceDaily.com, the researchers have developed a fast-dissolving “bioactive” glass that they’re putting in toothpaste called “BioMinC”, a new toothpaste that repairs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fluoride Recommended For Young Children
-- Everyone, even young children, should brush twice daily with a flouride toothpaste, the American Dental Association recommends. Here are the ADA's guidelines: Caregivers should brush children's teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste as soon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Fluoride Recommended For Young Children
Title: Health Tip: Fluoride Recommended For Young ChildrenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Topical Silver Diamine Fluoride for Dental Caries Arrest in Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Microbiological Analysis of Caries Associated Microbes and Resistance Gene Expression
ConclusionAverage proportion of arrested caries lesions in the silver diamine fluoride group was higher (0.72; 95% CI; 0.55, 0.84) than in the placebo group (0.05; 95% CI; 0.00, 0.16). Confirmatory analysis using generalized estimating equation log-linear regression, based on the number of arrested lesions and accounting for the number of treated surfaces and length of follow-up, indicates the risk of arrested caries was significantly higher in the treatment group (relative risk, 17.3; 95% CI: 4.3 to 69.4). No harms were observed. RNA sequencing analysis identified no consistent changes in relative abundance of caries-asso...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices
ConclusionsWithin typical exposure times, the EO-containing mouthrinse can penetrate deep into the accumulating plaque biofilm compared to the chemotherapeutic dentifrice slurries, and may provide an efficacious alternative to triclosan, when used as an adjunct with a mechanical oral care regimen.Clinical SignificanceUsing viability mapping and CLSM, this study demonstrated that EO-containing mouthrinse penetrates and kills microorganisms deeper and more effectively in plaque biofilm in typical exposure times when compared to dentifrice chemotherapeutic agents, providing an efficacious alternative to triclosan or stannous ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
NIH-funded study to test cavity-fighting liquid at three clinical sitesNew York UniversityThe National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, U...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Exposure to fluoride while pregnant found to be extremely dangerous to brain development, kids likely to have low IQ
(Natural News) Leading independent health media sites like NaturalNews.com have been warning people for years about the dangers of fluoride. Though an increasing number of health-conscious individuals have paid attention to these warnings, organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have continued to insist that communities benefit from having their water fluoridated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
(New York University) The National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Prenatal fluoride exposure linked to lower intelligence in children
Researchers reported associations between higher fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower measures of intelligence in their children. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - October 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Association Reported Between Fluoride and Reduced IQ Association Reported Between Fluoride and Reduced IQ
Children may have lower intelligence if their mothers have high levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy, one study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Your Ultimate Guide to Getting Whiter Teeth
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathleen Mulpeter / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized oral health public health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High fluoride levels in pregnancy may lower offspring IQ
Women who have higher levels of fluoride in their urine during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with lower intelligence, a new study reports. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Psychological effects of a disastrous hydrogen fluoride spillage on the local community - Yoo SH, Yoon SY, Woo KH, Kim JS, Cho SY, Lee SS, Lim HS, Ahn YS, Yang WH.
BACKGROUND: On September 27, 2012, at 3:43  pm, a hydrogen fluoride spill occurred in a manufacturing plant located at the 4th complex of the Gumi National Industrial Complex in Gumi City, South Korea. The present study aimed to evaluate the psychological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says
Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic fluoride gas emissions from lithium-ion battery fires - Larsson F, Andersson P, Blomqvist P, Mellander BE.
Lithium-ion battery fires generate intense heat and considerable amounts of gas and smoke. Although the emission of toxic gases can be a larger threat than the heat, the knowledge of such emissions is limited. This paper presents quantitative measurements ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Could adding lithium to tap water reduce dementia levels?
Conclusion The study is intriguing because we already know that lithium affects how the brain and nervous system work through many different pathways. However, the results are difficult to interpret. The study seemed to suggest that lithium levels of more than 15 micrograms per litre could be protective against dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. However, that doesn't explain why levels of 5 to 10 micrograms per litre seemed to increase the risk of dementia in comparison with the lowest levels. It's possible that some other factors – linked to where people live but not necessarily...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

The science of fluoride flipping
(University of North Carolina Health Care) So much of what happens inside cells to preserve health or cause disease is so small or time-sensitive that researchers are just now getting glimpses of the complexities unfolding in us every minute of the day. UNC researchers have discovered one such complexity -- a previously hidden mode of RNA regulation vital for bacterial defense against toxic fluoride ions. The discovery opens a new research avenue for developing drugs that target RNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New dentist office opens in Pelham
A new dentist office has opened in Pelham. Pelham Parkway Dentistry has opened in Cumberland Centre, according to the Shelby County Reporter. Dr. Nicholas Kentros is the sole practitioner. Pelham Parkway Dentistry accepts most forms of insurance. For those without coverage, the dental practice offers the "Shine Bright" program through whi ch they can receive routine exams, preventative cleaning, fluoride treatment and X-rays twice a year, in addition to restorative services, at a discount. Pelham… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

New dentist office opens in Pelham
A new dentist office has opened in Pelham. Pelham Parkway Dentistry has opened in Cumberland Centre, according to the Shelby County Reporter. Dr. Nicholas Kentros is the sole practitioner. Pelham Parkway Dentistry accepts most forms of insurance. For those without coverage, the dental practice offers the "Shine Bright" program through whi ch they can receive routine exams, preventative cleaning, fluoride treatment and X-rays twice a year, in addition to restorative services, at a discount. Pelham… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hanno van der Bijl Source Type: news

Bottled water can be acidic and erode your tooth enamel
Tap water, which is regulated by the government, has to have proper amounts of fluoride but bottled water does not. Because of this bottled water can cause more cavities than tap. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation on an accident of pulmonary edema induced by acute organic fluoride poisoning - Ruan YJ, Yan R, Du QH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: zh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Fluoride varnish every six months helps protect children's permanent teeth from decay
Expert commentary is provided for an RCT which found no difference in the proportion of molar teeth that developed decay with fluoride varnish vs fissure sealant. As varnish is cheaper, a prevention programme using this will be able to reach more children. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The uncensored truth about fluoride
(Natural News) The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls water fluoridation – the addition of industrial-grade fluoride to community water supplies – “one of the top ten public health achievements of the 20th century.”  But, pioneering biological dentist Dr. David Kennedy has another term for it: “a public health fraud.”  No doubt, adding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of biannual treatment with fluoride varnish on tooth-surface-level caries progression in children aged 1 –3 years
ConclusionNo impact on caries progression for biannual treatment with fluoride varnish was found. Clinical significance: Using fluoride varnish as a complement to standard intervention in toddlers did not add in the prevention of dental caries or its progression. The education of parents in the use fluoride toothpaste as they start brushing the teeth of their children is essential. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tanzania: Experts Begin Research On How to Counter Effects of Fluoride
[Citizen] An intensive research on ways to counter the health effects of flouride on human health is underway here. Scientific researchers from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya and the European Union (EU) are involved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SHOCK: Australia declares Fluoride "completely safe"
(Natural News) The debate over water fluoridation goes back decades to when communities began fluoridating water to prevent tooth decay. Over the years multiple studies have shown that while it may improve oral health, it comes with many health-damaging side-effects such as reduced IQ, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, and depression. Ignoring the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicola Innes claims children's toothpaste is a rip off
Many toothpastes aimed at children contain the same amount of fluoride, the chemical that cleans your teeth, as adult brands, according to a dentistry expert from the University of Dundee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In-Office Application of Fluoride Gel or Varnish: Cost-Effectiveness and Expected Value of Perfect Information Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:231-239https://doi.org/10.1159/000458729April 08, 2017  AbstractApplication of fluoride gel/varnish (FG/FV) reduces caries increments but generates costs. Avoiding restorative treatments by preventing caries might compensate for these costs. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of dentists applying FG/FV in office and the expected value of perfect information (EVPI). EVPI analyses estimate the economic value of having perfect knowledge, assisting research resource allocation. A mixed public-private-payer perspective in Germany was adopted. A population of 12-year-olds was followed over their life...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Randomised Clinical Trial on Resin Infiltration and Fluoride Varnish vs Fluoride Varnish Treatment Only of Smooth-surface Early Caries Lesions in Deciduous Teeth
Oral Health Prev Dent 14 (2016), No. 6 (12.12.2016)Page 485-491, doi:10.3290/j.ohpd.a37135 Purpose: To clinically evaluate the effectiveness of resin infiltration in conjunction with fluoride varnish treatment vs fluoride varnish treatment alone on facial smooth-surface caries lesions in deciduous teeth.Materials and Methods: This randomised clinical trial was conducted in 419 children aged 18-71 months with at least two active smooth-surface caries lesions in deciduous teeth (ICDAS II score 2). Eighty-one participants met the inclusion criteria and were allocated to one of the two treatment groups: resin infiltr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 16, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How to Protect Yourself Against Fluoride Toxicity
We're all familiar with the additive fluoride. But do you know what your daily requirement for fluoride is? Zero. In the 1940s and '50s, dentists believed that fluoride was an essential nutrient necessary to build strong bones and teeth. Communities around the country started adding it to their drinking water. And the CDC heralded water fluoridation as one of the greatest public health feats of the 20th century. The goal was to reduce dental cavities, but the experiment turned out to be a big bust. Fluoride actually increases cavities. One large study looked at 400,000 students. It found that for each 1 part-per mi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents
Fluoride mouthrinses have been used extensively as a caries-preventive intervention in school-based programmes and by individuals at home. This is an update of the Cochrane review of fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents that was first published in 2003. The primary objective is to determine the effectiveness and safety of fluoride mouthrinses in preventing dental caries in the child and adolescent population. The secondary objective is to examine whether the effect of fluoride rinses is influenced by: • initial level of caries severity;• back ground exposure to fluoride ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents
Supervised regular use of fluoride mouthwash by children and adolescents is associated with a large reduction in tooth decay in permanent teethTooth decay is a health problem worldwide, affecting the vast majority of adults and children. Repair and replacement of decayed teeth is costly in terms of time and money and is a major drain on the resources of healthcare systems. Preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents is regarded as a priority for dental services and is considered more cost-effective than treatment. Use of fluoride, a mineral that prevents tooth decay, is widespread. As well as occurring naturally, fl...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

CO2 laser and/or fluoride enamel treatment against in situ/ex vivo erosive challenge
ConclusionThe APF application decreased enamel wear; however, CO2 laser irradiation did not enhance fluoride ability to reduce enamel wear. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 11, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why don't dentists promote adding ARSENIC to the water alongside FLUORIDE? They're both 'naturally occurring,' after all
(NaturalNews) Many dentists and fluoride advocates tout the benefits of fluoride by saying that it's great for teeth, cavity prevention in particular. Furthermore, they often maintain that it's not harmful to your health and is naturally occurring, so no worries about the fluoride... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds To Lower Fluoride Levels In Drinking Water For The First Time In More than 50 Years
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Some people are getting too much fluoride because it is also now put in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, health officials said Monday in announcing the change. Too much fluoride has become a common cause of white splotches on teeth in children. One study found about 2 out of 5 adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness. Fluoride is a mineral in water and soil. About 70 years ago, scientists discovered that people whose drinking water naturally had more fluoride...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists
Around 15,000 people could be suffering needlessly from thyroid problems because of fluoride in drinking water, the University of Kent has warned (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: depression thyroid how to lose weight fluoride how to beat depression weight gain water underactive thyroid Source Type: news

How to avoid and eliminate fluoride toxicity
(NaturalNews) By now, you've read or seen videos about fluoridation dangers that do exist. Authoritative statements claim that it's natural and safe. However, only calcium fluoride from some wells or aquifers is natural, yet not totally safe. But the fluoride that's added into drinking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 45, 2014
Imbeciles in science, children with mysterious paralysis, GM biotech salmon, fluoride-free in Southampton, and Lithuania bans energy drinks for under 18’s (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - November 5, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: acute flaccid paralysis AFP Anne Glover AquaBounty ban biotech caffeine Colorado drinking water energy drinks europe fluoride fluoride-free GM international Lithuania Nassim Nicholas Taleb NPAFC polio precautionary pr Source Type: news

It is Illegal to add fluoride to food or salt in the U.S
(NaturalNews) In 1909 the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed a law that prohibited the addition of any fluoride chemical to food. By then fluoride was well known as an industrial pollutant that harmed plants, animals, and humans. This was known long before skeletal and dental fluorosis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 17, 2014
Chinese medicine pracs go legal, organics, the HPV vaccine, GM, health claims challenge, food lobbyists on the EFSA board, smart meters, the TTP, and a new report on fluoride (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 7, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Andreas Hahn ATCM big food CAP CEO china Chinese medicine COI conflicts of interest Consumers Association of Penang Corporate Europe Observatory Dr Liza Oates EFSA fluoride Fluoride Action Network food lobbyists GM health Source Type: news

Adding fluoride to water does prevent tooth decay
“Consider mass fluoridation of water, says health body," BBC News reports. The news follows study by Public Health England providing compelling evidence that fluoridation of mains water is a safe and effective way of preventing tooth decay. Fluoridation has been morally and ethically controversial in some quarters and has raised health concerns because it affects the water supply distributed to every home in an area and so is “unavoidable”. Public Health England carried out the research into the impact of adding fluoride to the water supply to assess the benefits and address some of the health conce...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Nutrition 101: Fluoride
(HealthCastle.com) Fluoride is a trace mineral consumed most abundantly in drinking water. Recomme​nded​ Intake The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) for fluoride are shown below: read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - February 27, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

ADA Approves Topical Prescription Fluoride for HomeADA Approves Topical Prescription Fluoride for Home
The American Dental Association has provided its first guidance on the use of topical prescription fluoride that patients apply at home. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news