Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 1:15 PM ET

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National Audio 1:15 PM ET

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NAT081 - (US-Toothbrushing-Cavities) SEATTLE. x-20s. Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient -- fluoride -- and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities. Professor of oral health sciences Philippe Hujoel (HOH'-zhoh) explains the importance of fluoride. ("..have a benefit.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: That view was underscored this week by an article in the dental journal Gerodontology that concluded that without fluoride, oral hygiene efforts have "no impact" on cavity rates.

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