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What’s the Fuss about Fluoride?

What’s the Fuss about Fluoride?

Nearly seven years ago, a coalition of nonprofit organizations petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to exercise its authority to ban fluoridation of drinking water due to the mounting evidence that fluoride is neurotoxic at levels normally seen in...

What You Want (and Don’t Want) in a Toothpaste

Patients regularly ask us what kind of toothpaste they should use. Of course, truth be told, you don’t really need toothpaste at all. The mechanical action of brushing is the main way that plaque gets removed. Toothpaste just makes it a little easier, providing some...

Taking Issue with Fluoride

In 1945 when Grand Rapids, Michigan became the first city to implement community water fluoridation, the Precautionary Principle didn’t exist. When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if...