Category Archives: oral health

Fellow Wichitan, do you have a question about community water fluoridation?

A former CDC Oral health expert is in Wichita… so here is your chance to have questions answered by one of the nation’s leading water fluoridation experts.  Stop by in person or submit questions online. WHAT: Attend a discussion lead by Bill Maas, a … Continue reading

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Fluoride. A hot topic here in Wichita.

In November we, Wichitans, have the opportunity to vote.  The question is should fluoride be added to the water.  Here is a link to some interesting information which has been fact-checked. You have two choices.  Will you research the question of fluoridation?  … Continue reading

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Don’t brush teeth immediately after eating.

Am I serious?  Don’t brush after eating?  Yes, recent research shows that brushing too soon after meals (especially after eating acidic foods and drinks) can be harmful to the teeth.  Brushing after an acid reflux episode can also damage the … Continue reading

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Read on. . . if you want less (or to get rid of) canker sores

What are canker sores?  Round, small painful ulcers that usually heal in 10-14 days without a scar. What causes canker sores?  We do not know.  It may be a reaction to stress, hormones, infection, food hypersensitivity, immune problems or hereditary … Continue reading

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“Hot” off the press! Change in teething care.

For all of you who care for  young children . . . the FDA has issued a warning to NOT give over  the counter teething medication to children under age 2.  Here is why. . . benzocaine products, such as Anbesol and … Continue reading

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Hooked on hookah?

Here in Wichita hookah bars are popping up (seemingly) everywhere!  Waterpipe tobacco or “hookahs” are becoming a popular way to smoke.  Studies have shown nearly 20% of college students have smoked hookah in the past 30 days. My little foray … Continue reading

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Take care of your pearly whites

. . . I  know I’m not a dentist, but I do care for kids (and parents) who need dental advice.  Those pearly whites need some care to stay healthy. . . At physician visits, dental screening should start at … Continue reading

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