The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Does Fluoride in the Water Impact Children’s IQ?

The majority of Americans are exposed to fluoride in water and toothpaste. A new study reports that prenatal exposure may affect young children. What to do?

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Does Fluoride Exposure Alter Kidney and Liver Function in Teens?

Tens of millions of people experience fluoride exposure every day. Does it affect kidney function in adolescents? A new study says it very well could.

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Do Whitening Strips Damage Your Teeth?

Whitening strips use hydrogen peroxide to bleach the teeth and make them look lovely. This bleaching product might break down proteins in tooth dentin.

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Does Your Dental Floss Contain PFAS Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones?

Dental floss treated to slide easily between the teeth may contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals called PFASs. Do they have health effects?

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Tooth Decay Arrested Without a Dental Drill

Using a comprehensive preventive approach to tooth decay can dramatically reduce the number of fillings that a person needs.