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School-Age Dental Concerns: Fluoride Treatments & More

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Fluoride can strengthen tooth enamel and help prevent tooth decay.
Air Date: 12/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Krol, MD
krol davidDr. David Krol, a pediatrician, is a Senior Program Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  He currently serves as the chair of the Section on Oral Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
School-Age Dental Concerns: Fluoride Treatments & More
Fluoride helps strengthen teeth surfaces and prevent cavities.

It also protects teeth from acid damage and helps reverse early signs of decay.

There are many sources of fluoride.

Fluoridated water and toothpaste are the most common. It is also found in many foods and beverages.

Your school-age children have unique oral concerns. Listen in as David Krol, MD, discusses your school-age child's oral health and just how fluoride fits in.
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