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Fluoride for Children

By Dr. O. Karnakova

Fluoride treatment for children is essential to help prevent decay and helps them grow with a healthy dentition. The guidelines for fluoride are based on their age to ensure adequate levels are met. Children under the age of two should not receive any topical form of fluoride due to the potential of swallowing it. Many communities contain fluoridated drinking water and is adequate for children two and under. If your community does not offer fluoridated water, it can be offered as a dietary supplement.

Benefits of Metal Free Dentistry

Metal was utilized in dental work for many years, and only 25 years ago, a dentist would have used such practices readily. However, recent research has shown that such practices can be highly damaging. Mercury and other metals used in this way can severely affect health. They are toxic and can cause oxidative stress and nephrotoxicity; the usage of metal in dentistry has therefore been controversial.