Misc. Dental Problem News

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8/2/2017
Do Your Pearly Whites Sometimes Cause You Pain?

You may have sensitive teeth, but there are ways to protect them, a dental expert says

8/1/2017
Gum Disease May Be Linked to Cancer Risk in Older Women

Esophageal, breast and lung cancer, among others, seen in postmenopausal women in large study

8/1/2017
Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

Gum disease may increase the risk of several types of cancer, study finds

7/26/2017
Health Tip: Encouraging Your Kids to Brush

Here's how some dentists do it

6/30/2017
Health Tip: When Children Grind Their Teeth

Here's why, and what it means

6/23/2017
Need Braces? Say Goodbye to 'Metal-Mouth' Taunts

Teeth can be straightened with a variety of options now, and some of them are even clear

6/16/2017
Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking

It may affect dental health

6/14/2017
Could Prefab Blood Vessels Revolutionize Root Canals?

Oregon team develops way to regenerate the function of teeth after the surgery

6/9/2017
Health Tip: Finding The Right Dentist

Look for one who meets these criteria

6/2/2017
6/1/2017
Marijuana May Make Your Gums Go to Pot

People who use it frequently twice as likely to have periodontal disease, researchers say

5/22/2017
No Fruit Juice Before Age 1, Pediatricians Say

Plus, they support limits for older kids and doing away with sippy cups for toddlers

5/3/2017
Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay

Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say

4/26/2017
After Wisdom Tooth Removal, Watch Out for 'Dry Socket'

Allowing the wound to heal helps prevent this painful complication, expert says

4/10/2017
When Families Lack Insurance, Kids' Dental Woes Rise

Toothaches twice as common for U.S. kids without coverage, poll finds

4/3/2017
Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Suggestions for how to relax

3/30/2017
3/29/2017
Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women

Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

3/24/2017
3/8/2017
Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too

Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

3/7/2017
Health Tip: Attacked by Plaque

Here's how it can harm your teeth

3/3/2017
DIY Teeth Straightening

The American Association of Orthodontists Warns About the Dangers of DIY Teeth Straightening

3/3/2017
Health Tip: Some Foods Are Good for Teeth

Here's what can help your smile

3/3/2017
DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don't Try This at Home

Dangers lurk when rubber bands, paper clips and other tools are used to avoid the orthodontist

2/28/2017
Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?

Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

2/28/2017
Health Tip: Talk to the Dentist About a Sealant

Learn about potential benefits

2/24/2017
Gum Disease and Stroke Risk

Adults with periodontal disease may be at increased risk of ischemic stroke, new study finds.

2/23/2017
More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

2/23/2017
Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

2/22/2017
2/17/2017
Health Tip: Coping With TMJ

Take it easy on your jaw

2/14/2017
Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth

When your pearly whites turn yellow

2/1/2017
Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?

And shouldn't be neglected

1/24/2017
Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth

Here's what you should do

1/20/2017
Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather?

Take care of your teeth anyway

1/16/2017
First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office?

Underwater pressure can heighten dental problems, study finds

1/11/2017
1/9/2017
Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?

Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

1/9/2017
No More Drilling and Filling?

Scientists say they've discovered a way to naturally repair cavities

1/6/2017
Health Tip: Chewing Sugarless Gum

Dentists say it's better for your teeth

12/22/2016
Health Tip: Preventing Tooth Discoloration

Suggestions to help stop it

12/15/2016
Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

12/8/2016
Teething Tips From Dental Specialists

Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

12/6/2016
Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost

Researchers say finding highlights need to overhaul dental insurance

12/5/2016
Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Here's what the habit can cause

11/28/2016
Mouthguard a Key Defense Against Sports-Related Injuries

More than 600,000 dental accidents send athletes to the ER each year, experts say

11/23/2016
Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun

Try entertaining your child while brushing

11/18/2016
E-Cigarettes Not Good to Gums, Study Finds

Nicotine, flavorings appear to play a role in tissue damage

11/7/2016
Health Tip: Avoid Damaging Teeth

Unhealthy habits to break

10/27/2016
Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too

Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says