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Dedicated to spreading the knowledge of personal oral hygiene, abetting the practice thereof, and seeking to relieve human suffering through simple prevention.
Jan 25 13 tweets 5 min read
Can't let the day go by.
#OTD in 1945, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city anywhere to fluoridate its citizens using their water, in order to prevent tooth decay.
wzzm13.com/article/news/h… Remembering the hoopla (small h) two years ago. Still think that there is a warehouse somewhere that is full of "75 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - WATER #FLUORIDATION" tchotchkes that never got deployed...
Jan 24 5 tweets 2 min read
Another, a good reference from our friends at #EPA.
Sep 23, 2021 24 tweets 10 min read
The infamous Dr Stare.
Sep 23, 2021 20 tweets 8 min read
The problem lies there. -|- "Research suggests dental professionals may prioritize clinical experience, personal values and preferences over evidence when delivering such interventions."
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.111… "The average percentage of correctly answered questions was: for the dentists 53%, for the dental hygienists 58% and for the dental assistants 37%."
Sep 22, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Nobody is teaching patients HOW to brush their #teeth?
'Go ride that bicycle!'
'Go fly that airplane!'
'Go fight that bull!'
Sep 22, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
The first step in recovery is admitting you have a problem. Good to see recovery is on the way! -|- "In spite of advances in preventive care and reduction in untreated tooth decay, significant oral health disparities exist" 🙄 Bragging about filling teeth faster? -|- "reduction in *untreated* tooth decay"?
Sep 22, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Sep 22, 2021 15 tweets 13 min read
This ought to be fun. Sign up, #Calgary. Over 75 years of adding bio-available #fluorine to our diet & watershed in the #USA, and our teeth are in terrible shape.
eventbrite.ca/e/information-… The facts are plain and simple. #Fluoridation does not prevent tooth decay. #yyccc #yycvote #yycfluoride #fluoridefacts #ableg
Sep 22, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
<groan> The poor kids. Time for #prevention yet? Please? -|- "Sixty teeth removed from five children under five"
abc.net.au/news/2021-09-2… "Appointments at Oral Health Tasmania are free for under 18s and $45 for adults with a healthcare card or pensioner concession card.

As of July, there were 17,838 people waiting for an appointment and last financial year the average wait-time was two years."
Sep 22, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
How about a #WaybackWednesday?
Sep 22, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
Q: "What is astroturfing?"
A: Weary attempts at maintaining a failed experiment, to save money, save face and to preclude any lawsuits for #dental enamel #fluorosis. Do not be #StampededCity, #Calgary. #SaveTheBees #NoToFluoridation #yycfluoride #yyccc #FluorideFacts #yycvote #yyccc
Sep 22, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Can't seem to put a finger on why...
"The highest hip fracture rates are seen in North Europe and the US and lowest in Latin America and Africa."
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… "There was a small statistically significant positive association between fracture rates and #fluoridation."
Sep 21, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Hoo Boy. Image "Results suggest S&P treatments and delivering brief personalised OHA provide no clinical benefit and are therefore an inefficient approach to improving dental health"
Sep 21, 2021 15 tweets 4 min read
Guess what?
It is "International #Fluoride Experts Day! See the cognitive dissonance in two sentences! -|-
"#Fluoride research has great significance to public health in many nations. Dental decay is the
most common chronic disease of childhood." LOL Image
Sep 21, 2021 29 tweets 8 min read
Image ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ They still think a toothbrush is merely an applicator for #fluoride. Which is wrong. Manual disruption and disorganization of plaque prevents tooth decay.
Not bioavailable #fluorine... Image
Aug 6, 2021 16 tweets 7 min read
How about a #FlashbackFriday, also a #FluorideFriday #FluorideFact. Dr Dean did his level best to slow the bandwagon down, to no avail. A very specific, small population mentioned. That paper is the cornerstone of the theory that adding #fluorine to our diet using our water prevents tooth decay.
The stone is probably fluorite...
Aug 6, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Isn't most all research in support of #fluoridation predicated on raising the resistance to acid attack?
And, weren't most all studies showing that enamel with added fluorine is more resistant to acid attack?
All those studies were done in glass, not patients, right? Then to be accurate, ground up, pulverized, dead tooth enamel with added fluorine is more resistant to acid attack. Got it.
There is many a slip between glass cup and lip.
Aug 6, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
There is one thing that the #StannousFoilHat wearing types could do, that might enhance their case in promoting the addition of #fluorine to our diet using our water. First, stop spending all that time & money in harm denial & "Tain't neither!" science. Second, start presenting evidence of how successful the practice of adding #fluorides to our diet has been. Third, assuming that all #Dentists approve of #fluoridation, take a survey of them.
Aug 6, 2021 10 tweets 3 min read
Seems to be a hot muggy #FluorideFriday around here.
-|- "However, if #fluoride is supplied in the diet, or applied to teeth topically, it gets incorporated into the structure of the tooth, forming a more acid-stable substance called fluoroapatite." mcgill.ca/oss/article/he… How MUCH more acid resistant? Not much. A smidgen. Certainly, from the results of the experiment, not enough.
Aug 6, 2021 44 tweets 15 min read
Sorry state of affairs. -|- "Like so many of England’s children today, most if not all will need extracting because of extensive decay. The prospect for the second teeth is not good." Mustn't be so hard on themselves, 'disgrace' is bit much. After all, this is representative of the facts, such as they are. -|- "This is in spite of the fact that dental decay, or caries, is virtually entirely preventable. It makes the situation a disgrace to our modern society."
Aug 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Elemental error, to be sure. However, according to Dr Bibby, regular old rat poison-y NaF works better than AgF. Shoot, PbF is more effective than either silver fluoride or sodium fluoride.