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Children and Water Fluoridation

Community Water Fluoridation Benefits Children

No Fluoride Means More Cavities Community water fluoridation prevents cavities in children. That is the conclusion of a team of medical researchers from the University of Alaska and Walden University in Minnesota in a recently published study. The report examined statistics for the city of Juneau,...

Air Pollution

Air Pollution Linked to Oral Cancer

A recent study of Taiwanese men found that the risk of oral cancer is higher if the person is exposed to high levels of air pollution. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the results are one more reminder of why regular visits for oral...

Dental Floss

Does Dental Floss with Fluoride Really Work?

The Sacramento Dentistry Group website registered a question recently: “Is dental floss that includes fluoride in the fibers actually effective?” To answer this question, first let us look at what fluoride actually does for the teeth. Then we will consider the scientific evidence regarding dental...

Toothbrushes are an essential part of your daily oral hygiene.

The Hard Truth About Toothbrushes

It may seem reasonable that if the goal is clean teeth and gums, that when it comes to choosing a toothbrush, harder is better. After all, plaque and tartar sound so serious, so difficult to remove, so obstinate — wouldn’t it make more sense to...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group suggests sugar-free chewing gum when circumstances prevent you from brushing your teeth.

Is Xylitol Really Good for Your Teeth?

Has There Been Too Much Enthusiasm? Most people are familiar with the sugar substitutes on the market that wax and wane in popularity and are aware that some have questionable health benefits. However, xylitol has been deemed safe by the USDA for all people, including pregnant...