Silver diamine fluoride dental treatment helps fill cavities for seniors

By Michelle Crouch, Kaiser Health News Denver dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do. “I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,” said Geiselhofer, whose mobile clinic is called Dental at Your Door. “I’d recommend […]

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Experts question controversial study on fluoride in pregnancy

Australian experts have urged caution following the release of a new study that suggests there may be a link between higher fluoride exposure during pregnancy and children’s IQ. The observational study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, followed 512 mother-child pairs across six Canadian cities with the aim of examining whether or not fluoride is a “potential neurotoxin”. Experts have questioned the […]

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