Your Health For Tag "benefits of fluoride"

  • Be Thankful for Modern Toothpaste
    Nov. 14, 2013

    Be Thankful for Modern Toothpaste

    General oral health

    The next time you're enjoying the minty-fresh feeling in your mouth, consider that toothpaste wasn’t always so tasty. For hundreds of years, civilizations have been perfecting toothpaste formulas to see what works and tastes best. The first known toothpaste recipe originated from an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll, written 1,500 years before the first toothpaste was... More »

  • Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements
    Aug. 27, 2013

    Water Fluoridation: One of the Greatest Public Health Achievements

    General oral health

    Since U.S. cities began adding fluoride to water supplies more than 65 years ago, tooth decay has decreased dramatically. This result led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to name water fluoridation as one of the Ten Great Public Health Achievements of the 20th Century. Though many areas in the U.S. fluoridate their water... More »

  • The Fluoride Effect
    Apr. 25, 2013

    The Fluoride Effect

    General oral health

    Nearly 45% of caregivers do not know if their water supply is fluoridated. And although 75% of people in the United States with access to community water supplies enjoy the benefits of fluoride, there are still some communities that choose not to add the mineral to their water. To find out the fluoridation status of... More »