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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 PREVENT PROBLEMS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
Small BoxSeniors
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Step 1 Prevent ProblemsSimplestepsPrevent Problems
Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
Step 3 Explore TreatmentsSimplestepsExplore Treatments

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Fluoride is a mineral added to toothpaste and some drinking water to make teeth stronger.
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Fluoride and Your Teetharrow pointing right
How does fluoride strengthen your teeth?
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Fluoride Treatments and Supplementsarrow pointing right
What kind of fluoride treatments and supplements are available, and when should you or your child have extra fluoride?
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Water Fluoridationarrow pointing right
Fluoride's benefits to teeth were discovered in the 1930s. Dentists started to notice that people who drank water that naturally contained fluoride had less tooth decay.
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Can Fluoride Help Adults?arrow pointing right
Fluoride isn't just for children.
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Does Your Child Need Fluoride Supplements?arrow pointing right
Not all children need fluoride supplements. How do you know if your children do?
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Additional Resourcesarrow pointing right
Organizations and agencies to contact for more information.
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Fluorosisarrow pointing right
This tooth discoloration can result from too much fluoride when teeth are developing.
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