Other sources of Not everyone lives in an area with fluoridated water. For those people, fluoride is available in other forms. Fluoride supplements Fluoride pills, drops, and lozenges are available only by prescription. They are for children between 6 months and 16 years old who live in areas with little or no fluoride in the and are at high risk of tooth decay. For best results, these fluoride products should be used every day until the child is 16 years old. Ask your child’s dentist or physician about your child’s fluoride needs. Over-the-counter fluoride products Fluoride toothpastes and mouthrinses with the ADA Seal of Acceptance help prevent cavities in children and adults. When you shop for dental products, look for the ADA Seal so you know that a product is safe and effective. Your teeth and those of your children should be brushed twice a day using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Children ages 3 to 6 Place no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on the toothbrush. Help your child brush and teach him or her to spit out the toothpaste and not swallow it. Children under 3 Begin brushing the teeth of your children under the age 3 as soon as teeth begin to come into the mouth. Place no more than a smear or grain- of-rice-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste on the brush. Watc children to make sure they don’t swallo the toothpaste. Children under 6 When it comes to use of fluoride mouthrinses, they are not recommend for children under 6. Parents should keep an eye on children under 6 when they use any dental pro with fluoride. More fluoride is not alw better. These products should be store out of the reach of young children. Have more questions? Visit MouthHealthy.org/fluor for the latest information abou fluoride and fluoridation. What are the benefits of water fluoridation? Studies show water fluoridation reduces cavities by at least 25% in children and adults. It benefits everyone, especially those who are not able to get regular dental care. It saves money. The cost of a lifetime of fluoridated water is generally less than the cost of one filling. It’s easy! You can help protect your teeth simply by drinking water, anytime, anywhere. To find out if the tap water in your area contains fluoride at a level that can help prevent cavities, ask your dentist. You also can contact your community’s water supplier. If you have a private well, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you test your water every year for safety and at least once every three years for fluoride levels. Is fluoride safe? More than 70 years of study and experience have shown that water fluoridation is safe. Fluoridation of community water is supported by leading health organizations including the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization. What is the best way to get fluoride? Teeth get fluoride in two ways: when it is swallowed and when it is put onto the tooth’s surface. To prevent cavities, it is best to get a little bit of fluoride both ways. Fluoride that is swallowed usually comes from tap water. In some parts of the USA, the tap water naturally has just the right amount of fluoride. In other places, the tap water does not have enough fluoride. So some cities and towns add fluoride to the tap water. This is called “water fluoridation.” If your community’s water does not have enough fluoride, talk to your dentist or doctor about your family’s fluoride needs. Bottled water Most bottled waters do not have the levels of fluoride needed to help prevent cavities. If you drink bottled water frequently, you may be missing the benefits of fluoridation. To learn about the fluoride level in the water, check the label. If it is not listed, then you should contact the bottler. Home water treatment systems Your home water filter system might remove fluoride from the water. Reverse osmosis and distillation units remove almost all of the fluoride. However, filters that come in pitchers or attach to your faucet generally do not remove a lot of fluoride. Check with the product’s company to learn if the filter or system removes fluoride from your drinking water. Topical fluoride When fluoride is put onto the surface of your teeth, it is called topical fluoride. Fluoride toothpastes and mouthrinses sold in stores that contain fluoride are one way for your teeth to get topical fluoride. Also, your dentist can apply fluoride gel or varnish to your teeth. For children three years For children to six years LOOK FOR DENTAL PRODUCTS THAT DISPLAY THE ADA SEAL OF ACCEPTANCE BRUSH TWO MINUTES TWICE A DAY FLOSS EVERY DAY Cavities that are not treated can cause pain, loss of teeth, and spread of infection. The good news is you can prevent most cavities with good dental care and fluoride. This brochure explains how fluoride helps keep teeth strong and healthy. W102 To order additional copies, call 800.947.4746 or visit adacatalog.org ©2016 American Dental Association All rights reserved. · Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. · Clean between your teeth once a day. · Eat a healthy diet and limit snacks. · Visit your dentist regularly. ADA Healthy Smile Tips For more information about taking care of your mouth and teeth, visit MouthHealthy.org, the ADA’s website just for patients. PREVENTION Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter Fluoride (FLOOR-eyed) is a mineral that occurs naturally in all water sources even the oceans. Fluoride can prevent cavities in children and adults. Fluoride helps protect tooth enamel from the acid attacks that cause cavities. It also helps repair weakened enamel before cavities form. What is fluoride? Why is it important?water BEST SELLER Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter Many patients have misconceptions about fluoride or don’t fully appreciate its importance. Help them see fluoride as a dental health ally with this brochure. Revised in language that’s easy to read, it lists sources of fluoride, both topical and systemic. Benefits and safety of water fluoridation are outlined, and patients are reminded that most bottled waters lack fluoride. Also gives guidance on proper amounts of fluoride toothpaste for young children. W102 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack BEST SELLER REVISED Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums This revised, step-by-step guide discusses the importance of a home care routine in plain language. Its detailed brushing and flossing photos eliminate guesswork. Text explains the cause of decay and gum disease, motivating patients to stick with it. Points out that it is easier and less expensive to prevent disease and decay than to treat them. W135 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W211 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! #DAB011 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 ADA brochures are designed to help your patients easily understand complex oral health topics like fluoride. PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures BEST SELLER Your Smile: An Owner’s Manual Take charge of your dental health! That’s the message of this complete oral care handbook. Topics help patients grasp the full picture of oral health and include: Anatomy of teeth and how they relate to whole-body health Basic hygiene Oral problems such as decay and periodontal disease Prevention tips such as a healthy diet, tobacco avoidance, and regular dental visits Tooth replacement options Cosmetic options Includes color graphics and before-and-after photos. Ideal as a mailer for new patients, too. W302 20 pages, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! #DAB093 NEW Hate to Floss? 3 Other Ways to Clean Between Your Teeth “Floss daily” is one-half of the iconic pair of instructions you give to patients along with “brush twice a day.” However, are you tired of advising patients to floss only to observe during their next appointment that they did not? Simply put, if your patients hate to floss, give them this brochure and introduce three alternatives that can be just as effective as using traditional string floss: pre-threaded floss holders, dental picks/brushes, and powered interdental cleaners. Plus, these methods may be easier for them to adopt as part of their daily oral hygiene routine. W138 English, Mini-brochure, 100 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! #DAB097 Personalized version is a standard-sized 6-panel brochure. We take your feedback seriously! The ADA relies on input from members to ensure we are providing the right solutions to help you successfully run your practice. We’d love to hear from you, too! Email us at catalog@ada.org. Pricing for Mini-Brochures Pricing for Booklet STANDARD BOOKLETS PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2-9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 STANDARD MINI-BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2-9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 PERSONALIZED BOOKLETS QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $142.50 $214.00 400 $360.00 $540.00 800 $680.00 $1,020.00 PERSONALIZED MINI-BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Preventionfluoride Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Prevention PATIENT EDUCATION 58 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 HYGIENE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 59
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