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Dental Care

Baby boomers do not have to be at higher risk for tooth loss

2013-11-09 17:51

Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the leading causes of tooth loss in older adults. It does not have to be that way. Advancements in dentistry make it very likely that older adults can keep their own teeth longer with continued ongoing oral healthcare.

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It may be wise to cut down on exposure to fluoride

2013-10-25 08:23

Fluoride has been touted for a long time as being an optimal substance to use to cut down on cavities. Although concerns have arisen about the potential for toxic effects from overexposure to fluoride, it is generally added to drinking water supplies and to tooth pastes and mouth rinses. However, recent studies indicate being exposed to high levels of fluoride may be associated with adverse health effects.

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