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Controversy Corner: Let’s Talk Fluoride

Controversy Corner: Let’s Talk Fluoride

There has been a lot of back and forth about fluoride over the years, so we wanted to take a minute to talk about the dental side of this controversy. The fact is that fluoride is found in nature and naturally occurs in everything from fresh water to fruit to dairy...

How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth: Stories from parents

Drawing on the experience of some of the parents we know, we wrote this micro-play about how to get your kids to brush their teeth. Parent: “Honey, you have to brush your teeth now.” Kid: “No!” Parent: “I know you don’t like it, but if you don’t you’ll get cavities.”...

Fluoride Facts for You and Your Children

About 69% of Americans drink fluoridated water, but in 2014 Portlanders voted against fluoridating the city’s water. In fact, only about 23% of Oregonians have access to fluoridated water, putting us near the bottom compared to other states. We aren’t writing to take...

Custom Mouthguards: A Student Athlete’s Best Friend!

  Update: See our most recent post about mouthguards, with recommendations from a new study here! You might think that football is the most dangerous sport that a child can play, but here at Gladstone Family Dentistry, most of the injuries we see are from wayward...