Archive for October, 2020
When did my Massachusetts community become fluoridated? What does fluoridated water do anyway?
Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first community in the United States to become fluoridated in 1945. Five years later, when the schoolchildren there exhibited significantly reduced tooth decay, the surrounding communities followed suit. However, fluoridating individual communities became a hotly contested political issue, and Massachusetts residents were wary – in 1967 only 8.2% of communities […]
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Preventing it may save your life – or your child’s
Evidence of the association of periodontal disease, sometimes called “gum disease”, with general health issues is overwhelming. Studies at the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), a division of the NIH (National Institute of Health), clearly delineate the association of gum disease with cardiovascular issues, diabetes and pregnancy: “Robust evidence shows the association of periodontal […]