Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
I know, yet again the fluoride in the water debate has come up in Calgary. Fluoride has lead to a sharp decline in the decay of teeth. Just compare yourself if you are over 30 to youngsters today. They have far few fillings than us in the older generations. When I was a kid growing up in England almost every visit to the Dentist would result in a filling or extraction.
Today the level of decay is much lower. I believe that does have a lot to do with fluoride in the water. However now with so many sources of fluoride especially in toothpaste, not to mention the social implications of receiving a “medication” in something as basic as water, I think it is time to stop adding fluoride to water. I believe the money would be better spent on education and helping families directly who may not understand the benefits of good oral hygiene or cannot afford toothpaste. Education will always be better than just adding fluoride to the water and hoping for the best.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.