| Apr 19, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Pennsylvania American Water announced today that it has lowered the level of fluoride in the drinking water supplied to its West Shore system customers. The change comes after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 6:15 PM
For many Kansans around the state -- your water is about to change. More than 60 Kansas communities fluoridate their public water. But residents probably won't even notice the difference.
On Friday, the federal government announced new...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:40 PM
SAN DIEGO -- The amount of fluoride in the city of San Diego's water system will be increased beginning Tuesday, the Public Utilities Department announced.
The higher fluoride levels are to be phased in over the next month, with the first additive...
| Feb 16, 2011
John Berg's guidelines for healthy teeth come in a simple list of three—floss, use toothpaste with fluoride and brush with an electric toothbrush. His rule for a well-rounded life is just as easy.
"Life is kind of a balance between your career,...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:31 AM
When should I schedule my child's first trip to the dentist? Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces?
Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities,...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 6:50 AM
The recycling debate in Washington County and its towns calls to mind the decades-old effort to put fluoride in the drinking water. It’s probably a good idea, but there are still elements out there who believe it is a plot involving Soviet mind...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:13 PM
In response to “The Dangers of Petting Zoos,” Our Readers Write, Feb. 17: St. George's Preschool follows the practices of the National Association for the Education of Young Children believing children learn best by real-world experiences....
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:24 PM
It's an issue that has been the center of controversy for decades. Dentists credit adding fluoride to our drinking water supply for a decrease in tooth decay, but a growing number of critics say it's time to stop.
Brian Nylaan, DDS, runs a practice in...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Kansas is almost failing when it comes to kids and dental care. The organization "Oral Health Care America" gave the state a "D" grade for access to pediatric dentists. The Sedgwick County Oral Health Coalition is trying to improve that rating. Its...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Over the past several years, few issues have caused more outbreaks of hives among local officials than recycling.
While Hagerstown and Williamsport offer curbside recycling, and Smithsburg and Clear Spring will begin offering the service in July, the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Freshens breath! Gives your mouth a tingling sensation! But what do mouthwashes really accomplish?
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned three mouthwash manufacturers to stop suggesting that their products that have fluoride as the...