What is the best kind of toothpaste for my child to use?

Next time you’re in the grocery store or Target, wander down the toothpaste aisle and take a look at all the options there are for toothpastes for children. Combine that with all the press you’ve heard about fluoride, good and bad, and it’s no wonder it’s difficult to identify which toothpaste is best for your children. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the organization that your children’s pediatric dentist…

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Video: Dr. Liz on Bottled Water

Thank you to Mark Tenia of WRIC TV 8 (ABC) for helping us educate the Richmond community about the pros and cons of bottled water. Pros: Convenience Cons: Most bottled waters lack fluoride and therefore don’t contribute necessary minerals that strengthen your child’s teeth Watch Dr. Liz explain the reasons behind our philosophy. As with most things, we recommend moderation. SOME bottled water is okay, but make sure your children get mostly…

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Fluoride in Richmond’s Water Supply

An update to our recent post on the risks and benefits of fluoride in city drinking water. My mom has always said, “Everything is better in moderation.” This statement holds true for just about everything, including the amount of fluoride your child needs to make their teeth healthy and strong. There have been a lot of news stories published in health journals and the local media (watch Dr. Liz on…

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Dr. Liz on Fluorosis

Update 3.22.11: We’ve posted more information about the City of Richmond’s decision to lower the fluoride levels in city water. Dr. Liz was interviewed by Richmond’s Channel 8 News (WRIC) for a segment on the EPA’s decision to lower the recommended amount of fluoride in community water supplies. Here’s the video: About Fluorosis Fluorosis is a condition caused by too much fluoride in a child’s diet. In mild cases, it…

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