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The Sugar-free Myth

By Luke Malone  October 20, 2011 Products marketed as sugar-free are not always what they’re cracked up to be, according to a recent study that says they have the ability to cause dental erosion and gastric upset while having a minimal impact on weight-loss. Publishing their findings in the British Dental Journal, a team of […]

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Fluoridation is still a hard sell in Mass.

Resistance strong despite benefits SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts, the birthplace of public health, has long led the nation in disease-fighting crusades, vaccinating children at high rates and crafting antismoking campaigns exported around the world. But it ranks 36th when it comes to providing residents with fluoridated water. Fluoridation in Mass. Nearly 150 cities and towns that […]

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Flouridation May Not Do Much for Cavities

When it comes to fluoridating drinking water, Ontario and Quebec couldn’t be further apart. Ontario has the country’s highest rate of adding the tooth-enamel-strengthening chemical into municipal supplies, while Quebec has one of the lowest, with practically no one drinking fluoridated water. But surprisingly, the two provinces have very little difference in tooth-decay rates, a […]

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Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States

Rx for Using Fluoride to Prevent and Control Dental Caries in the United States Summary Widespread use of fluoride has been a major factor in the decline in the prevalence and severity of dental caries (i.e., tooth decay) in the United States and other economically developed countries. When used appropriately, fluoride is both safe and […]

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