Fight High Cavity Rate in Children with Fluoride Toothpaste

  CHICAGO, Feb. 3, 2014 — To fight cavities in children, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) is updating its guidance to caregivers that they should brush their children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first tooth comes in. This new...

Fluoridation anniversary approaches

  On January 25, 1945, at 4 p.m. in Grande Rapids, MI, community water fluoridation began.  Today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which lists water fluoridation as one of the 10 great public health achievements of the 20th Century, 210.7 million people or 74.6% of the...

New “Toothsavers” App

The Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths has released a new mobile game app designed to inspire children to brush their teeth two minutes, two times each day. “Mobile technology plays a major role in influencing young people’s behavior and is a great fit for this campaign,”...

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