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 18, 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

Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
IMAGE: Being exposed to PFAS--a class of chemicals found in drinking water--has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers...viewmore Credit: Aira Burkhart/West Virginia University Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study byWest Virginia UniversitySchool of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical g roups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use. Although manuf...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of high-fluoride dentifrice and bracket bonding composite material on enamel demineralization in situ
ConclusionHigh-fluoride dentifrice is effective in reducing demineralization on enamel adjacent to orthodontic brackets, while the fluoride-containing bonding composite resin does not influence it.Clinical SignificanceSince high-fluoride dentifrice was able to reduce demineralization adjacent to brackets, it can be an option to caries management in orthodontics patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What are Indications for Wisdom Teeth Removal?
Discussion Third molars (M3) are often referred to as wisdom teeth. They begin calcification at 7-9 years and usually erupt between 17-26 years. They usually erupt behind the second molar into what may be limited space. M3 can also fail to erupt. Impacted M3 occur because of abnormal position, obstruction, or lack of space. There are 4 potential groups to consider for M3 management: Group 1 – symptomatic with clinical disease Epidemiology: common Clinical presentations: edema, pain, trismus Disease: caries, pericoronitis and infection are common Treatment: treatment of disease is important but extraction is recom...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MouthWatch Names Three Winners of its First Annual “Tellie Awards” During GNYDM 2018
Metuchen, NJ – December 11, 2019 –MouthWatch, LLC a leader in dentist-managed teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, recognized four teledentistry pioneers during its second annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards, affectionately known as the “Tellies”. The awards were presented during an exclusive invitation-only event hosted during the recent Greater New York Dental Meeting.The purpose of the Tellie Awards is two-fold:Highlight the many ways that teledentistry is being implemented across a broad spectrum of dental care including public health, privat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Simple test could prevent fluoride-related disease
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University synthetic biologists developed a simple, inexpensive new test that can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatment may offer benefits to those at risk of tooth decay. Natural health advocates, however, question the safety of fluoride. We look at the benefits and side effects of fluoride and fluoride treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride at High Levels'Presumed' a Neurodevelopmental Hazard Fluoride at High Levels'Presumed' a Neurodevelopmental Hazard
The National Toxicology Program found a link between high fluoride exposure in children and cognitive impairment, according to a draft report and systematic review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Sick Of Pesticides? Remember Death In The Time Of Cholera.
Chlorine and fluoride are pesticides you drink every day in your tap water. The alternative is to get sick and die from foul water, so stop freaking out about it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Cumbers, Contributor Source Type: news

Oral health for older adults
(American Geriatrics Society) Practicing good oral hygiene, using fluoride treatments, and getting regular dental care reduces oral infections and their complications. A recent article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society offers a helpful overview of oral health for older adults, as well as tips for keeping your teeth and mouth in tip-top shape. Highlights from the article are summarized here. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Battery Can Be Bent, Stretched, and Twisted
As researchers eye flexible form factors for mobile and electronic devices of the future, it makes sense that engineers also are working to invent batteries and other components that also can stretch to accommodate these designs. To that end, a team of researchers in Switzerland has developed a battery that can be bent, stretched, and twisted, making it well-suited for these future devices, said Markus Niederberger, professor for multifunctional materials at ETH Zurich, where the research was conducted. A prototype of a flexible battery developed by researchers at ETH Zurich that can potentially be used for flexible elect...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Comparison of Remineralising Potential of Nano Silver Fluoride, Silver Diamine Fluoride and Sodium Fluoride Varnish on Artificial Caries: An In Vitro Study
Conclusions: NSF was not found to be effective as sodium fluoride varnish and SDF on artificial enamel caries lesions. Additional investigation is needed to recommend it as an alternative agent to routine fluoride treatments. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

AIIMS finds high toxin levels in 16% of patients
Of 216 patients tested, 32 (16%) had high levels of dangerous metals and substances, including arsenic, lead, chromium, fluoride, iron and cadmium. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of fluoride varnish four times a year in preventing caries in the primary dentition: A 2 year randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS:The application of fluoride varnish four times a year prevented the incidence and reduced the severity of caries in pre-school children. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Eighty Years Of Conflicting Data: What The Fluoride-IQ Debate Tells Us About Public Health
New research controversy and confusion make the news every day. Scientific publications are met with contradictory theories and widespread debate. So why did the fluoride-IQ debate (which more than 70 years old) make headlines again last week? And what does it tell us about public health? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Effect of Er:YAG and Fluoride Varnishes for Preventing Primary Enamel Demineralisation
Conclusions: The results suggest that the treatment protocols employed in groups TCP-NaF, CPP-ACP-NaF, and L+ CPP-ACP-NaF had similar effects in terms of preventing demineralisation, as reflected in a higher percentage of healthy dental structure maintained. Hence, these treatments are recommended for clinical use as an effective preventive measure. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Where is the national APOLOGY to the independent media that warned America about fluoride for DECADES before harm was finally acknowledged by the science establishment?
(Natural News) The so-called “greatest public health achievement of the 20th century” has been exposed as a total fraud, which begs the question: When will Americans receive an apology backed by compensation? We’re talking about the scam known as artificial water fluoridation, which was recently found in a study published in the Journal of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Fluoridated Water Affecting Our Kids' Intelligence? Is Fluoridated Water Affecting Our Kids' Intelligence?
Perry Wilson comments on'the best study to date'of the effect of maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy on child IQ.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ in Sons
The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe? A New Study Reignites a Long-Standing Debate
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics has given new life to a long-running debate: whether adding fluoride to drinking water is a prudent way to prevent tooth decay, or a potentially toxic mistake. The research, which focused on mother-child pairs from six Canadian cities, found that high fluoride exposure during pregnancy was correlated with lower IQ scores among young children, especially boys. “Based on the current evidence, it is a reasonable recommendation to tell women to reduce their fluoride intake during pregnancy,” says study co-author Christine Till, an associate professor of psychology at York Univer...
Source: TIME: Health - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Fluoride And IQ? What Is The Link, What This Study Says
A study just published in JAMA Pediatrics found an association between mothers drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy and the child's subsequent IQ scores. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

New Study Raises Questions About How Fluoride Affects Children ’ s Development
(CNN) — Water fluoridation has been hailed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top great public health achievements of the 20th century, but a new study raises questions about its role as a potential neurotoxin in utero. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that increased levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with declines in IQ in children. Previous research has made similar findings, but this is the first such study to evaluate the effect of fluoride on populations receiving what the US Public Health Service considers optimal leve...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Fluoride Source Type: news

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Baby During Pregnancy?
Two out of every three U.S. residents now live in an area with fluoridated water, compared with 38% of Canadians and 3%  of Europeans, the researchers said in background notes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maternal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower Offspring IQ
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Maternal exposure to higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy may be associated with lower IQ scores in young children, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Rivka Green, from York University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant women who drink fluoride-treated water may have children with lower IQs, study suggests
A new study from York University in Toronto, Canada, found that there was a 4.5-point lower IQ score in boys for every 1mg/L increase of fluoride found in a mother's urine sample. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Maternal Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Lower Children's Intelligence?
A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.(Image credit: vitapix/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and IQ in Kids: Is There a Link? Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and IQ in Kids: Is There a Link?
Though a new study, which uses a biomarker and robust methodology, suggests there is a link, experts point to study limitations and suggest caution in drawing conclusions from the findings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 19, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Study prompts call for lower fluoride consumption by pregnant women
(Reuters Health) - Adding fluoride to the water supply prevents tooth decay, but women who drink fluoridated water during pregnancy may also trim the IQs of their male children by a few points, according to a Canadian study that suggests a serious drawback to a long-established public health intervention. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Fluoride Be Bad for Your Baby During Pregnancy?
MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Fluoride exposure from drinking water during pregnancy could be making children less intelligent, a new Canadian study argues. Expectant moms with higher levels of fluoride in their urine tended to have kids with lower... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fluoride in drinking water may reduce liver, kidney function in teens
Fluoride is commonly found in nearly 75 percent of public water systems in the United States, and may be damaging the kidneys and livers of teens around the country. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoride Exposure Tied to Kidney, Liver Function Changes in Youth
THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 -- Among U.S. adolescents, fluoride exposure is associated with changes in kidney and liver-related parameters, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Environment International. Ashley J. Malin, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical
Chemical experts say recent refinery explosions could have been far more devastating if deadly hydrogen fluoride was released. Some are calling for a ban on the chemical.(Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Phillips Source Type: news

Journal of Dental Research Centennial July 2019: Fluoride Revolution and Dental Caries
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) While the global epidemic of dental caries that began about 140 years ago was very largely caused by the rise in sugar consumption, the more recent decline in caries during the last 50 years has been due largely to the use of fluoride. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

DMG ’s Ecosite Bulk Fill Named One of Dentistry’s Top 100 Products
 Winners selected based on feedback from dental professionals Ridgefield Park, New Jersey–June 21, 2019–DMG’sEcosite Bulk Fill has been named one of the“Readers’ChoiceTop 100 Products of 2019 ” byDentistry Today.The winning products were selected based on the number of readers requesting information on the products during the course of the year.Ecosite Bulk Fill represents the state of the art in bulk fill composites. It not only delivers dramatic time savings versus the traditional multi-layer technique using a flowable composite, it also produces more durable and esthetic res...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 1, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride varnish saves decay and costs in Virginia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Child health warning: Young children are using dangerous amounts of fluoride toothpaste
(Natural News) Brushing and flossing are critical for dental health, but are your kids using too much toothpaste? The CDC just silently issued a public health warning over children’s exposure to dangerous amounts of fluoride through excessive toothpaste use. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin and causes permanent damage to developing brains. While the dental industry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The trouble with toothpaste for kids: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Here's a warning that will raise an eyebrow. Too much fluoride toothpaste can damage children's teeth. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)?study revealed 4 in 10 young kids are overusing and ingesting too much fluoride toothpaste, putting them at risk for problems with permanent teeth. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 17, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sulfuryl fluoride poisonings in structural fumigation, a highly regulated industry-potential causes and solutions - Barreau T, Hoshiko S, Kreutzer R, Smorodinsky S, Talarico J.
Structural fumigations using sulfuryl fluoride for the extermination of dry-wood termites are conducted by the thousands in California and other warm-weather states. Sulfuryl fluoride is an odorless gas that targets the nervous system and can cause respira... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

NaF-PET/CT rarely finds prostate cancer metastases
Sodium fluoride (NaF) PET/CT rarely adds value for detecting bone metastases...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could Ga-68 PSMA PET become essential for prostate cancer? Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans NaF-PET could be valuable for osteosarcoma assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DMG Celebrates 10th Anniversary of a Dental Icon
Breakthrough Icon Caries Infiltrant treats early caries and white spot lesions without drilling or anesthesia Ridgefield Park, New Jersey – May 6, 2019– DMG, a leading manufacturer of dental restorative materials and preventive products, is celebrating ten years of helping dental professionals treat incipient caries and white spot lesions with its revolutionary Icon Caries Infiltrant.Prior to the caries infiltrant ’s inception, clinicians had only two options upon discovering incipient caries: using fluoride and other treatments in an often-futile attempt to remineralize enamel, or simply waiting unt...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Breakthrough device can easily and accurately measure fluoride concentrations in water
(Natural News) What if there were a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to test your drinking water at home or at work to determine just how much toxic fluoride it contains? Well, thanks to the dedicated work of researchers from Switzerland, now there is. A new study published in the Journal of the American Chemical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silver Diamine Fluoride may prevent and arrest root caries in older adults
ConclusionsThe authors concluded that annual applications of 38% SDF in older adults decreased the incidence of new carious lesions in exposed root surfaces by at least 50%; in addition, the longer the duration of the intervention, the greater was the effect. The preventive effect of SDF for root caries is similar to that of 5% FV and 1% CHX varnish. Further research is needed to replicate these findings and to determine the best frequency and interval of SDF applications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Study exposes dangers of too much fluoride, says children are at INCREASED risk of tooth decay from using too much toothpaste
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls the process of adding fluoride to drinking water to improve dental health “one of the ten most important public health advances of the 20th century,” claiming that it significantly decreases rates of dental decay. Water fluoridation has been the official government policy of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Fluoride toothpastes of different concentrations for preventing dental caries
Conclusions:There are benefits of using fluoride toothpaste at certain strengths to prevent tooth decay when compared with non-fluoride toothpaste. The stronger the fluoride concentration, the more decay is prevented. For many of the comparisons of different strengths of toothpaste, the findings are uncertain and could be challenged by further research.The choice of fluoride toothpaste for young children should be balanced against the riskof fluorosis.Plain language summary:available inEnglish,Spanish,French,Croatian,Japanese,Malay, andPolish, andRussian.Note worthy mentions:Blog post:Which strength of fluoride in toothpas...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

In vitro evaluation of dentin tubule occlusion by three bioactive materials: A scanning electron microscopic study
Conclusion: Under the limitations of the present in vitro study, it can be concluded that theapplication of a CPP ‑ACP paste as well as a paste which contains fluoride is effective on reductionof dentin permeability. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Health Tip: Practice Good Oral Habits
-- Adults should maintain oral health to keep teeth strong and healthy for a lifetime, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC encourages them to: Brush teeth thoroughly with fluoride toothpaste. Remove dental plaque with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poisoned by lead-contaminated tap water for 2 years, Michigan residents given green light by judge to SUE former Governor who did NOTHING to help
(Natural News) It only took 75 years for a city of Americans to become so sick from toxic tap water that now they’re able to sue the government. We already know that the fluoride in 75 percent of our country’s municipal faucets causes chronic inflammation, brittle bones, pineal gland calcification, and of course, cancer. Now,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to impose stricter limits on fluoride in bottled water - but some say it's STILL too high
The FDA has proposed lowering the allowable level of fluoride to 0.7 milligrams per liter, a bit lower than the currently allowed 0.8 milligrams per liter. But health officials say it's still not enough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA proposes new fluoride standard for bottled water
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a lower concentration level standard for fluoride in bottled water, yet some scientists and environmental groups believe that the proposed limit is still too high and poses a danger to human health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news