Archive for September 2014

For decades, it’s been suggested that fluoride is an essential part of preventing cavities and building stronger teeth. But when it comes to our overall health, its status remains less clear. Water fluoridation remains a heated topic of debate.

While medical establishments urge people to educate themselves about the benefits of fluoride, others are more wary. Some vocal groups argue that even if fluoride has helpful properties, the dangers of it are too risky for a beautiful smile. We’ll take a closer look at the controversy surrounding this substance.

So what is fluoride?

Brushing your teeth generally sounds like a simple task, right? After all, you’ve been doing it every day since you were a child! Well, as it turns out, most people aren’t very good at brushing their teeth but not due to lack of brushing, but rather a lack of proper brushing.

As with any habit, teeth brushing can become tedious. You can go through the motions without thinking about whether or not you’re using the proper technique. But improper brushing can lead to bigger problems including cavities, enamel erosion and gum disease. So read more to learn what you could be doing wrong, and learn how to correct those bad brushing habits too!