Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Charcoal-based dentifrices and powders: analyses of product labels, Instagram engagement, and altmetrics
In conclusion, charcoal-based products are using marketing strategies on Instagram but their current engagement with the public is not high. Consumers are being exposed to charcoal products whose potential risks to health are still unknown. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Pain?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Fluoridated water supplies also help. A review can be found here. Facial pain is often acute, self-limited and etiologies that may be obvious such as trauma or infection. Facial pain can also overlap with cranial pain (mainly headache), neck pain (often lymphadenopathy or musc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fluoride to be added to UK drinking water to treat 'significant' public health problem
TOOTH decay is a "significant, yet largely preventable, public health problem in the UK", according to a statement released by the UK Chief Medical Officers. To address the public health problem, fluoride is to be added to drinking water - what is it and how effective will it be? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All Britons should be given water containing fluoride to fight tooth decay, health chiefs rule
A report by the UK's four chief medical officers says adding the mineral fluoride to water would combat tooth decay, which costs the NHS millions of pounds every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide by vaping the synthetic cannabinoid 4F-MDMB-BINACA: cannabinoid receptors and fluoride at the crossroads of toxicity? - Van Rafelghem B, Covaci A, Anseeuw K, Van Nuijs ALN, Neels H, Mahieu B, Jacobs W.
A 22-year-old man was hospitalized after stating he would 'commit suicide in a non-detectable way'. He was admitted with a severe necrotizing pancreatitis and acute kidney injury, evolving to multiple organ failure. His condition rapidly deteriorated, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Few Kids Get Dental Fluoride Treatments, Though Insurance Will Pay
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Very few privately insured young children get recommended dental fluoride treatments at health wellness visits, even though insurance typically covers them, a new study finds. " Medical providers are not required to do... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glass Ionomer Sealant versus Fluoride Varnish Application to Prevent Occlusal Caries in Primary Second Molars among Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
 Caries Res https://doi.org/10.1159/AbstractFissure sealant is a recommended preventive measure on permanent molars, but its efficacy on primary molars in preschool children is still in doubt. Sodium fluoride varnish (NaFV) enhances remineralization and is effective in preventing caries in smooth surfaces, but limited information is available regarding its use on occlusal surfaces of primary molars. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of glass ionomer sealant (GIS) versus topical application of 5% NaFV in preventing and arresting occlusal caries in primary second molars among preschool children. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Critical care management of hydrofluoric acid burns with a negative outcome - Prasad A, Ibrahim H, Mortimore K, Vandabona R.
Hydrofluoric acid is a highly corrosive acid widely used in various industries. When in contact with skin it causes local and systemic reactions due to the generation of fluoride ions. Severe burns are associated with high mortality rates, approaching 100%... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

USPSTF Advises Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children under 5 and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is inadequate for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children
This article may influence policy decisions in the near future. "To understand oral health discrepancies between rural and urban children, the investigators used data from the 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health, a nationally representative sample of children from the U.S. Along with collecting information about geographic location, family income, oral health condition, family structure and race, the survey asked about access to oral health care: Had a participant's child received oral health care? Did the child regularly see a health care provider for preventive care such as checkups and dental cleanings?T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brushing away oral health disparities in America's rural children
This article may influence policy decisions in the near future. "To understand oral health discrepancies between rural and urban children, the investigators used data from the 2017-2018 National Survey of Children's Health, a nationally representative sample of children from the U.S. Along with collecting information about geographic location, family income, oral health condition, family structure and race, the survey asked about access to oral health care: Had a participant's child received oral health care? Did the child regularly see a health care provider for preventive care such as checkups and dental cleanings?T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New study supports the effectiveness of the ForsythKids school-based dental program for reducing untreated tooth decay
Forsyth InstituteResearch NewsIMAGE: Tooth decay is the most common chronic early childhood disease in the United States. More than half of children aged 6-8 years old have had a cavity, and kids from...viewmore Credit: Forsyth InstituteIn a longitudinal study published earlier this month in theJournal of the American Dental Association, researchers analyzed untreated decay in a cohort of nearly 7,000 children enrolled in the ForsythKids preventive dentistry program. Over the course of six years, the percentage of children with untreated cavities in the program decreased from 39 to 19 percent, suggesting that sch...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MOF-based sensor for water quality testing
(Shinshu University) Researchers at Shinshu University developed an affordable portable equipment which can detect fluoride in a simple manner at low costs. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Number 6, addresses the need for access to clean water and sanitation for all. One in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, and two out of five do not have basic hand-washing facilities with soap and water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lessons learned from reviewing a hospital's disaster response to the hydrofluoric acid leak in Gumi city in 2012 - Shin H, Oh SK, Lee HY, Chung H, Yoon SY, Choi SY, Kim JH.
This study analyzed the characteristics of hydrogen fluoride-exposed patients (HFEPs) treated in the emergency department (ED) of a local university hospital, and reviewed the hospital's disaster response according to space, staff, supplies, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Clinical Effect of Two Fluoride Varnishes in Caries-Active Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Caries Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514168 AbstractThe prevention of dental caries in preschool children is a priority for dental services. The aim of the study was to investigate the caries-preventive effect of 2 fluoride varnishes in caries-active preschool children, and then compare the outcome with a non-varnish control group. After screening, 180 preschool children aged 36 –71 months, with at least 1 noncavitated lesion, were enrolled and randomly allocated into 3 parallel groups, namely A: 1.5% ammonium fluoride varnish (Fluor Protector S), B: 5% NaF varnish (Duraphat), and C: professional tooth-clea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Toroidal polar topology in strained ferroelectric polymer
We report toroidal topological texture self-organized in a ferroelectric polymer, poly(vinylidene fluoride-ran-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE)], that exhibits concentric topology with anticoupled chiral domains. The interplay among the elastic, electric, and gradient energies results in continuous rotation and toroidal assembly of the polarization perpendicular to polymer chains, whereas relaxor behavior is induced along polymer chains. Such toroidal polar topology gives rise to periodic absorption of polarized far-infrared (FIR) waves, enabling the manipulation of the terahertz wave on a mesoscopic scale. Our observations...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Guo, M., Guo, C., Han, J., Chen, S., He, S., Tang, T., Li, Q., Strzalka, J., Ma, J., Yi, D., Wang, K., Xu, B., Gao, P., Huang, H., Chen, L.-Q., Zhang, S., Lin, Y.-H., Nan, C.-W., Shen, Y. Tags: Materials Science reports Source Type: news

National Academies Complete Review of National Toxicology Program ’s Second Draft Monograph on Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Effects
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released today a review of the National Toxicology Program ’s (NTP) second draft of the monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - February 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Influences on dentists' adoption of nonsurgical caries management techniques: A qualitative study
Conclusions: These findings provide valuable insight into practitioners' influences, motivations, and clinical decision making in the adoption and use of management and treatment approaches for carious lesions in the pediatric population. Practice implications: The primary factors and barriers identified in this study are possible targets for education and quality improvement programs aimed at increasing NSCMT use.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Caries arrest effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride compared to alternative restorative technique: randomized clinical trial
Original Scientific ArticlePublished:02 January 2021European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (2021)AbstractObjectiveThis RCT study assessed and compared the effect of a biannual application of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with alternative restorative technique (ART) on arresting caries in primary dentition.MethodsThe RCT was conducted over a period of 12 months and included 79 healthy children (237 primary teeth), aged 3 –8 years, selected from the University Pediatric Dentistry outpatient clinics, with at least one primary asymptomatic tooth with active dentinal occlusal/labial lesions. Childr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry 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 - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP board approves research concepts
Mountaintop removal and fluoride were among the research areas reviewed by the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Musk mallow seeds can protect the brain against degeneration caused by fluoride toxicity
(Natural News) Abelmoschus moschatus, commonly known as musk mallow, is a flowering plant native to East Asia and Northern Australia. It belongs to the same genus as okra, a flowering plant whose seed pods are eaten as a vegetable. Musk mallow is a multipurpose plant: Besides being an ornamental, it is also cultivated as a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoride to the rescue?
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Scientists have long been aware of the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant microbes that have resulted. While over-prescription of antibiotics for medicinal use has unsettling implications for human health, so too does the increasing presence of antibiotics in the natural environment. The latter may stem from the improper disposal of medicines, but also from the biotechnology field, which has depended on antibiotics as a selection device in the lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What goes well with tacos? Toothbrushes!
From cleanings to root canals to extractions in decidedly non-dental office environments, a  core part of UCLA dental students’ education includes critical oral health care delivery to people in underserved communities.Since its inception in 1964, the UCLA School of Dentistry ’s students, residents and faculty help thousands of people annually in community clinics across southern California to fulfill its historical mission of improving the oral health of Los Angeles, California and beyond. Their efforts continue to be essential as an estimated 5.2 million people in Ca lifornia do not have dental...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Statistical comparisons of blood alcohol samples from 6-mL and 10-mL grey-top tubes - Olds ML, Naquin JL.
Historically, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) studies utilized a 1% concentration of the preservative sodium fluoride (NaF), leaving an information gap supporting usage of lower concentrations of NaF to preserve ethanol. As many forensic laboratories uti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Dose-Response Effect of Fluoride Dentifrices on De-/Remineralization of Root Dentine in situ
Caries ResearchPublished online: October 19, 2020AbstractThe present study aimed to evaluate the effect of fluoride (F) dentifrice with different F concentrations on root dentine de-/remineralization. Ten healthy volunteers took part in this randomized, double-blinded, cross-over, and split-mouth in situ experimental study. During 4 phases of 7 days, they wore a palatal appliance containing 4 bovine dentine blocks (2 sound and 2 with caries) of 4 × 4 × 2 mm. Treatments were performed with silica-based dentifrices containing 0, 700, 1,300, and 5,000 µg F/g (F as NaF). To provide a cariogenic challenge, a 2...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kenya: Crippled By Lake's Fluoride Waters, Women Struggle to Survive
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lake Baringo -- Several thousand villagers have developed a painful bone-weakening disease, with women worst affected, officials say (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumption of fluoridated water found to have adverse effects on kidney and liver health in children
(Natural News) Repeated exposure to low levels of fluoride may be toxic to the kidneys and liver of children, found a study published in the journal Environment International. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai examined how fluoride levels in water and blood may relate to renal and liver health. They found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoride linked to IMPAIRED kidney and liver function in adolescents, warn researchers
(Natural News) A study that was recently published in the Environment International journal showed just how dangerous fluoride can be in adolescence. The study looked at the relationship between the levels of fluoride in young people’s drinking water and blood and the health of their kidneys and livers. The adolescents studied were part of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy of silver diamine fluoride and sodium fluoride in inhibiting enamel erosion: an ex vivo study with primary teeth
ConclusionConsidering phosphorus loss values, 10% SDF seems to be effective in inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges, whereas 2% NaF only after 1% citric acid challenge. Regarding calcium loss values, both fluoride agents seem to have no impact on inhibiting enamel erosion after 1% and 10% citric acid challenges.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Are Dental Abscesses Treated?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Additionally, fluoridation of the community water supply has significantly decreased dental caries and is a very effective public health measure. Fluoride binds within the dental matrix to strength it. Dental abscesses are usually caused by poor oral hygiene but others are at...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Fluoridated Water Protects Baby Teeth, Too
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Fluoride in drinking water reduces the odds for severe cavities in baby teeth, researchers from New Zealand report. Although fluoridated toothpaste is widely available, fluoridated water continues to show a benefit in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fatal fluorosilicic acid exposure after a motor vehicle crash: a case report - Yorke JA, McNaughton-Filion L, Herath JC.
Fluorosilicic acid (FSA) is a corrosive liquid used in manufacturing and other processes. High-level exposures to FSA cause fluoride toxicity resulting in profound hypocalcemia, potentially leading to sudden death. Prompt recognition of exposure risk allow... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A short de novo synthesis of nucleoside analogs
We present a process for rapidly constructing nucleoside analogs from simple achiral materials. Using only proline catalysis, heteroaryl-substituted acetaldehydes are fluorinated and then directly engaged in enantioselective aldol reactions in a one-pot reaction. A subsequent intramolecular fluoride displacement reaction provides a functionalized nucleoside analog. The versatility of this process is highlighted in multigram syntheses of d- or l-nucleoside analogs, locked nucleic acids, iminonucleosides, and C2'- and C4'-modified nucleoside analogs. This de novo synthesis creates opportunities for the preparation of diversi...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Meanwell, M., Silverman, S. M., Lehmann, J., Adluri, B., Wang, Y., Cohen, R., Campeau, L.-C., Britton, R. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Skeletal fluorosis: an unusual manifestation of computer cleaner inhalant abuse - Liane BJ, Chow A, Kline D.
Skeletal fluorosis is a metabolic bone disease caused by accumulation of fluoride and is generally associated with chronic exposure to fluoride-contaminated groundwater, a phenomenon endemic to developing countries. Whereas elevated water fluoride concentr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of desensitizing products on the reduction of pain sensitivity caused by in-office tooth bleaching: a 24-week follow-up
Journal of Applied Oral SciencePrint version ISSN1678-7757On-line version ISSN1678-7765J. Appl. Oral Sci. vol.28  Bauru  2020 Epub June 24, 2020https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-7757-2019-0755 AbstractObjective To clinically assess the effect of desensitizing gels and dentifrices on the reduction in pain sensitivity and color variation during tooth bleaching.Methodology A total of 108 volunteers were randomly separated into the following groups of n=12: GT/S-glycerine and thickener/sucralose; NF/S-potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride/sucralose; NA/S-potassium nit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Simple oral health steps help improve elite athletes' performance
(University College London) Elite athletes who adopted simple oral health measures, such as using high fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between their teeth, reported significantly reduced negative effects on performance related to poor oral health, finds a study led by UCL. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparison of Fluoride Release in Conventional Glass-Ionomer Cements with a New Mechanical Mixing Cement
Conclusions: A mechanical mixing was the material with the more constant fluoride release and after recharge showed the highest fluoride release which make it an important benefit for clinicians. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How to intervene in the caries process: proximal caries in adolescents and adults —a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsProximal caries lesions can be managed successfully with non-operative, micro-invasive and restorative treatment according to lesion stage and caries activity.Clinical relevanceProximal caries treatment options like non-operative, micro-invasive and restorative care should be considered individually. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of two caries prevention programs among Thai kindergarten: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe negligible difference in caries increment between the HRI and HRB groups implies that intensified prevention produced minimal additional benefit. Offering all children only basic prevention could have obtained virtually the same preventive effect with substantially less effort and lower cost. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral Science Expands to the U.S. Market
Dental Health Company Oral Science Brings Its Best-Selling Oral Hygiene Products to the United StatesFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian dental health company, Oral Science is expanding its reach to the United States market. Known for producing high-quality oral hygiene products, Oral Science partners with dental professionals to supply a variety of rinses, toothpastes, and specialty items.Founded in 2004, Oral Science is known for its innovation in the field of dental health, making waves as a leader in both treatment and prevention of oral health conditions. Oral Scienc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Experts Question Evidence Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ Experts Question Evidence Linking Fluoride to Lower IQ
A committee of experts that conducted a systematic review of the literature on neurodevelopmental and cognitive effects of fluoride exposure raises a number of concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

National Academies Completes Peer Review of NTP Monograph
A National Academies committee was tasked with reviewing the National Toxicology Program’s draft monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. The committee focused on evaluating whether evidence as presented in the monograph supported NTP’s conclusions. The committee did not conduct its own independent evaluation of the evidence or conduct a data audit. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Academies Completes Review of National Toxicology Program ’s Draft Monograph on Fluoride and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Effects
Today the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its review of the National Toxicology Program ’s (NTP) draft monograph Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - March 5, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Certain Fluoride Unsafe for Children's Developing Brains
Developmental neurotoxicity is a serious risk associated with elevated fluoride exposure, whether due to community water fluoridation, natural fluoride release from soil minerals, or tea consumption (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 2, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Children and Youth Source Type: news

Certain Fluoride is Unsafe for Children's Developing Brains
Developmental neurotoxicity is a serious risk associated with elevated fluoride exposure, whether due to community water fluoridation, natural fluoride release from soil minerals, or tea consumption (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 2, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Children and Youth Source Type: news

Study: Fluoride good for teeth, but over-exposure may damage enamel
In a study, researchers report that while fluoride has benefits for teeth, over-exposure can damage the ability of enamel cells to take in and store calcium. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoride exposure alters Ca2+ signaling and mitochondrial function in enamel cells
Fluoride ions are highly reactive, and their incorporation in forming dental enamel at low concentrations promotes mineralization. In contrast, excessive fluoride intake causes dental fluorosis, visually recognizable enamel defects that can increase the risk of caries. To investigate the molecular bases of dental fluorosis, we analyzed the effects of fluoride exposure in enamel cells to assess its impact on Ca2+ signaling. Primary enamel cells and an enamel cell line (LS8) exposed to fluoride showed decreased internal Ca2+ stores and store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE). RNA-sequencing analysis revealed changes in gene express...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aulestia, F. J., Groeling, J., Bomfim, G. H. S., Costiniti, V., Manikandan, V., Chaloemtoem, A., Concepcion, A. R., Li, Y., Wagner, L. E., Idaghdour, Y., Yule, D. I., Lacruz, R. S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news