Don’t Forget the Cranberries!

This Thanksgiving, make sure cranberries are on the menu … but without adding sugar. The nutrients in cranberries, called polyphenols, help protect teeth against a strand of bacteria responsible for accelerating tooth decay. When bacteria bind together, it creates plaque on your teeth. The polyphenols help prevent the bacteria from sticking together. So enjoy the …

Fluoride Fast Facts

Fluoride is a mineral that exists naturally in water, though not in high enough levels to protect teeth. Fluoride is added to drinking water supplies as a public health measure for reducing cavities. Decisions about adding fluoride to drinking water are made at the state or local level. In 2011, the Department of Health and …

Drink Tap Water!

While bottled water is trendy, adults and children should drink water the old fashioned way, out of the tap. Our Winston-Salem/Forsyth County local drinking water meets all safe water quality standards established by the Environmental Protection Agency, and it contains fluoride, which is beneficial for teeth of all ages. A recent study of 275,843 New …