Misc. Dental Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/5/2014
2/27/2014
Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks

Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

2/26/2014
Health Tip: Caring for Kids' Teeth

Make sure they're brushing properly

2/11/2014
Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids

They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

1/23/2014
Dental Insurance Doesn't Guarantee People Will Care for Their Teeth

Study calls for education about the importance of oral health care

12/23/2013
12/18/2013
Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey

10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

12/17/2013
Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds

Despite ties between the two illnesses, gum therapies didn't help with blood-sugar control

12/16/2013
Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

It raises risk of gum disease

12/10/2013
Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?

Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

11/20/2013
Health Tip: Battling Bruxism

Here's how to handle teeth grinding

11/4/2013
Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?

Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

11/1/2013
Fluoride Treatments May Help Fight Cavities

People at high risk for dental decay might be helped by topical gels or varnishes, ADA panel says

11/1/2013
Health Tip: Focus on Flossing

Choose a convenient time each day

10/31/2013
10/30/2013
Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth

Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

10/30/2013
10/28/2013
There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study

Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

10/8/2013
A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's?

Study doesn't prove cause and effect, but researchers note that bacteria travels easily from mouth to brain

10/3/2013
Pricey Dental Implants Not Always Necessary, Study Finds

Teeth that are salvageable may be better off treated than replaced, experts say

10/2/2013
Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too

Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation

9/19/2013
Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say

Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

9/18/2013
Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says

'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

9/12/2013
Tooth Cavities Linked to Lower Risk of Head, Neck Cancer in Study

Bacteria involved in cavity formation may have some cancer-protective effect, researcher says, but skeptics aren't sure

9/6/2013
Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth?

Watch for head and jaw pain

9/5/2013
Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain

Massage the gums with your fingers

8/21/2013
Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds

Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

8/14/2013
Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

8/13/2013
8/7/2013
Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts

Cleanings, dental X-rays don't pose a hazard, medical group says

7/31/2013
Health Tip: When a Canker Sore Emerges

Avoid spicy and acidic foods

7/11/2013
6/30/2013
Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises

Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

6/17/2013
Health Tip: If You Have Braces

Don't eat too many sugar foods

6/10/2013
Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study

But people at risk of gum disease need more frequent appointments, researcher says

6/5/2013
4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study

Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows

6/5/2013
Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study

Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

5/28/2013
Health Tip: What's Behind Bad Breath?

Limit onions and garlic

5/23/2013
5/20/2013
Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say

Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

5/17/2013
Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile

Cigarette use stains teeth

5/14/2013
Alligator Study Gives Clues to Regrowing Lost Teeth

Researching the process in animals may one day help people replace missing teeth

5/14/2013
Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit

As soon as the first tooth pops out

5/10/2013
5/6/2013
Health Tip: When a Bite Isn't Right

How malocclusion may affect your child

5/6/2013
No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests

The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

4/24/2013
Health Tip: Signs of Periodontal Disease

Including gums that bleed easily

4/20/2013
Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear

Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

4/11/2013
Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts

Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

4/5/2013
Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth

Study finds link between numbing of lower jaw and lack of tooth buds