Misc. Dental Problem News

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

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

10/18/2016
More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC

Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

9/27/2016
Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients

Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

9/15/2016
9/9/2016
Savor Your Coffee -- and a Bright Smile

Expert tips for preventing discoloration

9/9/2016
Health Tip: Why Floss?

Here's why it's recommended

9/2/2016
Health Tip: Schedule a Back-to-School Dental Exam

Get kids' teeth checked before summer ends

8/30/2016
Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists

Seeing their prescription rates leads some to change their ways, study finds

8/17/2016
8/8/2016
Health Tip: Don't Forget About Your Teeth During Vacation

What your travel plans should include

8/4/2016
Health Tip: Coping With a Toothache

Suggestions to ease the pain

8/2/2016
Is All That Flossing Really Worth It?

Review of available data finds no good evidence for a benefit, despite dental groups' recommendations

7/26/2016
7/4/2016
Health Tip: Evaluating Your Chances for Gum Disease

Find out if your gums are at risk

7/1/2016
Health Tip: Why Wisdom Teeth Are Frequently Pulled

Problems triggered by misaligned or impacted third molars

6/14/2016
Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush

Here's how to minimize germs

6/1/2016
Long-Term Pot Use Tied to Gum Disease in Study

Besides gum health, researchers assessed lung function, risk factors for heart disease and diabetes

5/23/2016
Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy

Suggestions to keep them shining

4/27/2016
Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard

And be sure to keep it clean

4/20/2016
Study Ties Certain Mouth Germs to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

But research can't prove cause-and-effect and more investigation is needed, experts say

4/19/2016
4/5/2016
Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth

Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

4/1/2016
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

3/29/2016
Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds

But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

3/14/2016
Health Tip: When Dentures Need Adjusting

Your dentist should do so

3/11/2016
A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen

Researchers spotted a strain of 'good' bacteria in the mouth that helps keep 'bad' bacteria under control

3/2/2016
2/21/2016
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

2/18/2016
Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients

Study documents connection between oral health, chronic disease

1/18/2016
Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

They could signal a health problem

1/12/2016
1/8/2016
1/5/2016
Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome phobias about dental visits

12/21/2015
Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

12/21/2015
Oral Health & Overall Health

Women with periodontal disease at increased risk of breast cancer, according to new study

12/17/2015
Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

12/17/2015
Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth?

Study finds the English may actually have slightly better dental health

12/11/2015
12/10/2015
Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?

Bleeding gums may be a symptom

12/9/2015
Dentistry Without the Drill? New Study Offers Hope

Tooth decay happens, but many cavities take years to develop and can be avoided, study shows

12/4/2015
Health Tip: Know the Risks of Oral Piercing

It can cause infection or allergic reaction

12/3/2015
Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss

Dental care often overlooked, leading to worse overall health, study suggests

11/30/2015
Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth

But, researchers add that there are easy ways to prevent lasting harm

11/23/2015
Health Tip: Are You Flossing Correctly?

Here's what experts recommend

11/18/2015
Health Tip: Should I See My Dentist?

Signs there may be a problem

11/10/2015
11/2/2015
Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay

Don't let your infant sleep with a bottle

10/22/2015
Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

9/25/2015
Health Tip: Visiting the Dentist

Here's what you should bring

9/18/2015
More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds