How much does fluoridating tap water matter?

Fluoride in tap water has been described to be very beneficial at preventing tooth decay, but specifically how much an impact does adding fluoride to tap water have?  Since the early 1970’s when fluoridation began, the incidence of decay in permanent teeth of high school age children dropped from 90% to 60%.  After placing a restoration in […]

Asthma & Oral Health

Can your asthma affect how often you develop cavities? A review of several studies highlights the increased risk for cavities in patients who are taking medications for asthma. Having a normal salivary flow helps prevent decay and promotes the remineralization of softened enamel. An inhaler can cause a reduction in saliva and therefore increase a […]