fluoride Tag

Teeth are a pretty awesome feature of the human body, and enamel is a pretty incredible feature of the teeth. It’s the first line of defense against decay, and the primary feature of teeth that allows us to chew our food. But what makes enamel...

February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the American Dental Association (ADA) has chosen the theme: “Defeat Monster Mouth!” The Placerville Dental Group, along with other dentists all over the United States, supports the ADA's pledge to help children establish healthy habits to care...

A new year is here and in January your Placerville dentists have a few recommendations for keeping your teeth healthy in 2016. We believe our patients benefit tremendously from following these simple, yet important recommendations.Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes (2...

The United States Department of Health and Human Services announced recently that the Public Health Service is adjusting its recommendation for municipal water fluoridation to .7 milligrams per liter of water. This simpler standard continues to limit cosmetic fluorosis (areas of enamel that are slightly...

The major reason for the drop in cavities throughout the world has been the use of fluoride in toothpaste.” —Athena Papas, Professor of Dental Research at Tufts University Many people associate fluoride with dental warnings for children. While the presence of fluoride as part of an...

Fluoride — A Tooth's Best Friend Forever Fluoride is one of the best friends your teeth can ever have for the following reasons:Fluoride fights the growth of harmful oral bacteria. Fluoride helps repair enamel damaged by oral bacteria. Enamel repaired by with fluoride is stronger...

Fluoride is a common part of toothpastes, mouthwashes and many public water supplies. It now even appears in dental floss and is a proven cavity fighter. Restoring enamel and destroying bacteria, the discovery of fluoride's beneficial nature was only made within the last century and...

Did you know that you can also call your toothbrush a “fluoride applicator”? The Placerville Dental Group has already written about the dangers to your enamel from bacteria and acidic substances. Fluoride is an important part of your campaign against these enamel enemies. Applying it...