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Fluoride is a mineral that helps reduce dental decay. Fluoride is present in fluoridated city water and also in toothpastes , mouthwashes and chewing gum. Certain foods such as seafood, fish, water, tea, gelatins , chicken , milk, breast milk , salt, green vegetables and potatoes contain small amounts of fluoride. Topical applications of fluoride…

Why Two Sets of Teeth? Have you ever wondered why we have two sets of teeth (baby and permanent teeth)?  Although some people think that we can get many sets of dentures made, nothing is better than your own teeth!  This article seeks to inform parents about the importance of our first set of teeth:…

  Many times patients tell me that having “loose teeth”, “bad teeth”, or “it runs in the family.”  They describe that either their parents or grandparents have had the same condition, therefore “it must be hereditary.” Some dental problems are hereditary, such as cleft lip and palate, having extra teeth or missing teeth, incomplete formation…

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are commonly placed in the fully erupted permanent molars of children or young adults. They have demonstrated to prevent tooth decay and stop decay if it has not reached the dentin. Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are designed to prevent…

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