Posts Tagged ‘Fluoride’

Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

As many people set out to boost their health in the months ahead, dentists are urging patients to avoid rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing. Many of us are conditioned to rinse after brushing, but dentists actually advise against doing this, as it can remove fluoride from the mouth. Fluoride is a mineral, which is […]


Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

Is drinking bottled water damaging the dental health of American children?

A new study suggests that drinking bottled water may be harming the dental health of children in America. Research shows that bottled water consumption has increased since the Flint, Michigan crisis, where excessive lead levels were found in communal water supplies. A new study suggests that people who are actively trying to avoid lead contaminated […]


Cumbria County Council delays fluoride decision

Cumbria County Council delays fluoride decision

Councillors from Cumbria County Council will delay making a decision on water fluoridation until the findings of a study have been revealed. Members of the council’s cabinet claim that they need more information about the impact of fluoridation on a local scale before they make a decision on the future of fluoridation in the area. […]


Anti-fluoride Campaigner Bids to Stop Water Fluoridation in Bedfordshire

Anti-fluoride Campaigner Bids to Stop Water Fluoridation in Bedfordshire

A campaigner is bidding to fight plans to add fluoride to the water supply in Bedfordshire three years after the council suggested that they would work to stop any fluoridation measures. Cynthia Bagchi said that she was confused to hear about plans to add fluoride to the water supply by the end of the year, […]


Dentists Urge The Public To Cut Sugar Intake

Dentists Urge The Public To Cut Sugar Intake

Dentists are urging the public to cut their sugar intake dramatically in a bid to reduce rates of oral diseases and tackle the growing obesity crisis. Experts from University College London claim that daily sugar intake should be slashed to around 25% of the current daily average. Dentists believe that sugar consumption should be reduces […]


Dental Milk For Blackpool Children

Dental Milk For Blackpool Children

A scheme to provide dental milk for children in Blackpool is set to be approved by the council. Health chiefs put forward the idea of giving children dental milk, milk that contains fluoride, and the move is expected to be approved by councillors in an upcoming meeting. Councillors are planning to hold sessions with parents […]


Northamptonshire Care Homes Participate In Fluoride Pilot Programme

Northamptonshire Care Homes Participate In Fluoride Pilot Programme

More than one hundred care home signed up to a pilot scheme to help improve standards of oral health among older people in Northamptonshire; in the first year of the project more than 100 homes joined the fluoride treatment trial scheme and the team is hoping to ad another 25 to this number before the […]


Could Cut-Price Tea Bags Be Bad For Your Teeth?

Could Cut-Price Tea Bags Be Bad For Your Teeth?

A study has revealed that cut-price tea bags contain high levels of fluoride, which could potentially be harmful for the teeth and bones. The study found that products from the value ranges at leading supermarkets, including Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons, contain high levels of fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral, which is important for healthy […]


Fluoride Levels To Be Increased In Children’s Milk In Cheshire

Fluoride Levels To Be Increased In Children’s Milk In Cheshire

Representatives from Cheshire West and Chester Council have revealed plans to increase the level of fluoride in children’s milk to tackle the problem of dental cavities. Under the new guidelines the amount of fluoride in milk given to children at school would increase from 0.5mg to 0.8mg per 189ml carton. The aim is to reduce […]


Rub Toothpaste onto the Teeth to Prevent Decay

Rub Toothpaste onto the Teeth to Prevent Decay

Most people are aware that brushing the teeth helps to reduce the risk of decay, but researchers in Sweden have revealed that rubbing toothpaste onto the teeth and gums during the day quadruples protection against decay. The research team, which is based at the University of Gothenburg, found that rubbing toothpaste onto the teeth made […]