Monthly Archives: February 2017

Legislators: Keep us safe

Maine State legislators have an enormous job. We rely on them to make good decisions on our behalf. We rely on them to help keep us safe. That’s why it’s important that they make decisions based on evidence and research. Evidence-based and evidence-informed policymaking means that our decision-makers are using what we know works to […]

Keep it clean, and don’t forget the fluoride!

Did you know that cavities are contagious? Yes, that’s right. Cavities are contagious, especially in young children. Surprised? I was too when I found that out. There are bacteria (called mutans streptococcus) in our mouths that can cause cavities. That bacteria that can be passed from one person or another, especially from parents to young […]