Archive for October, 2012

Fluoridating Public Water

Fluoridating public water is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proclaimed community water fluoridation one of the ten great public health achievements of the 20th century.  Fluoride is already present in all water sources, even the oceans.  Water fluoridation is simply the […]

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Do you ever wonder if you really need to floss?  Well the answer is yes.  Flossing removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and in between teeth.  It polishes the surface of the teeth and controls bad breath.  Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing bacteria that accumulates on teeth, including places where […]