How much toothpaste for little kids?

Approximately 25% of children have had cavities before entering kindergarten.  The American Dental Association now says go ahead and give your baby a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice once their first tooth comes in. Then when they are 3 to 6 years old they should graduate to […]

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 […]