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Is There Fluoride in Your Produce?

Fluoride is being added to foods through the use of pesticides that contain fluoride. The most common fluoridated pesticide in the United States is cryolite –a white or colorless mineral made up of fluoride, sodium and aluminum in crystal form. The Environmental Protection Agency currently allows up to 7 parts per million of fluoride on more than 30 fruits and vegetables that are treated with cryolite. They are: apricots, beets, blackberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, citrus fruits, collards, cranberries, cucumbers, eggplants, grapes, kale, lettuce, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, squash, strawberries, tomatoes and turnip.
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Is There Fluoride in Your Produce?

Did You Know: Fluoride is not only in public drinking water. It’s in our favorite foods, too. Many food items are either made with fluoridated (public) water, washed, or treated with pesticides via water with high fluoride concentrations. Things like processed cereal, fruit juice, soda, beer, wine, and many other common food items all contain high amounts of fluoride because of the way in which they are produced and prepared for shipment to local grocery stores. To learn more about the fluoride content of food, visit this article on the Miami Dentist Blog.
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How Does a Thyroid Condition Affect Oral Health

A thyroid condition may cause the thyroid gland to begin overproducing (or underproducing) hormone. Overproduction of thyroid hormone is referred to as “hyperthyroidism” while underproduction is known as “hypothyroidism”. In either case, the abnormal amount of thyroid hormone has a profound affect on the body. It is a negative affect, and individuals with a thyroid condition may have difficulty maintaining oral health. A thyroid condition truly affects the entire body, and individuals with hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism may be more susceptible to the following: gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, dental caries, and even a distorted sense of taste. The best way to prevent these problems is to take proactive steps towards maintaining healthy thyroid function. Visit this article on the Miami Dentist Blog to learn more about thyroid conditions, oral health, and what you can do to prevent serious illness.
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Improving Thyroid Health with Natural Remedies

Our heartbeat, rate of breath, metabolism, and energy levels are just a few of the major processes that are affect by the health of the thyroid. The thyroid gland is located in the neck, and it produces a hormone that helps our bodies regulate a number of important functions (as noted above). An estimated 60 million Americans suffer with a thyroid disorder, however. This growing problem has many individuals seeking prescription medications to remedy the problem. Prescription medications have side effects, however, and those who suffer with a thyroid condition may want to also consider natural remedies as a possible course of treatment. “I think it’s better to retrain your thyroid gland so it makes its own hormone again,” explains pharmacist Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. Increasingly, health professionals are beginning to support this stance. Visit this article to learn more about the different natural remedies that are available to improve thyroid health, without the use of prescription medi
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Assure a Smile – Miami Dentist

Welcome to the Assure a Smile Wordpress Blog! Here you will find the latest in holistic dentistry news, studies, and wellness information! Founded in 1989, we are one of South Florida's premiere General, Holistic, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dental practices. Headed by Dr. Ted Hermann, DMD, our practice values our relationships with patients and takes pride in our commitment to the highest levels of service and quality. As a Holistic Dental practice, we’re redefining both the art and comfort of aesthetic, cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures. We truly consider each of your needs and desires, and we look forward to you sharing your dreams with us! For more information, visit Assure a Smile's Miami dentist page on the Web!