Misc. Dental Problem News

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Article Title
3/20/2013
Woman's Tea Addiction Led to Loss of Teeth, Bone Problems

Extreme levels of fluoride from daily consumption of a concentrated brew caused pain, brittle teeth

3/12/2013
Health Tip: Seniors, Be Prepared for Dental Visits

Follow this checklist of items to bring

3/7/2013
Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

3/1/2013
1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth

Survey of U.S. dentists finds rates highest among young adults, women

2/20/2013
Health Tip: Eating for Healthier Teeth

Stick to a nutritious, balanced diet

2/19/2013
Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study

Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

2/19/2013
2/10/2013
Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come

Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

2/1/2013
Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Check for these signs of abscess

1/29/2013
1/25/2013
Health Tip: Care for Your Mouthguard

Brush it with toothpaste

1/2/2013
Health Tip: Many Seniors Suffer From Dry Mouth

Talk to your dentist about what's causing yours

12/4/2012
Severe Gum Disease May Be Linked to Impotence

Small study found men with periodontitis were about 3 times as likely to experience erectile problems

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

11/19/2012
Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids

Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

11/8/2012
11/7/2012
10/31/2012
Health Tip: If Your Teeth Are Sensitive

You may have tooth decay

10/3/2012
Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth

Regular brushing and flossing are key

10/2/2012
9/19/2012
Clues to Ancient Dentistry Found in Human Tooth

Beeswax traces suggest this may be first known example of a filling, researchers say

9/13/2012
Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease

Rate is even higher for seniors, study finds

9/11/2012
Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth Healthier

Suggestions for people 60 and older

9/6/2012
Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth

Oral care should start just after birth

8/10/2012
Dental Woes Abound for Developmentally Disabled: Study

Problems such as gum disease, missing teeth threaten their overall health, experts say

8/9/2012
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease

Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

8/7/2012
8/1/2012
Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids' Teeth

As Americans rely less on tap water, lack of fluoride could be a concern, experts say

7/29/2012
Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says

This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

7/18/2012
Cost Keeps Many Americans From Good Dental Care: Report

While most said their teeth were in good shape, many did not visit dentist regularly

7/17/2012
Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study

But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

7/17/2012
6/25/2012
Health Tip: How to Floss

Don't forget the back of each tooth

6/19/2012
Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium

Sprinkle shredded cheese on soups or salads

6/18/2012
Gum Disease, HPV May Play Role in Head & Neck Cancers

Risks for these tumors rose alongside infection with the virus and poor gums, study found

6/15/2012
Limited Use of Antibiotics OK for Dental Patients: Study

No increase seen in the heart condition infective endocarditis

6/12/2012
Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?

Swedish study that tracked people for 24 years found association between the two

6/7/2012
Many Kids on Medicaid Don't See Dentist: Study

Some improvement found over 5-year period but expert says program cuts could hurt

5/31/2012
1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

5/21/2012
Severe Gum Disease, Impotence May Be Linked

Men younger than 30, over 70 at particular risk, study shows

5/18/2012
Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry

Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

5/18/2012
From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes

Mom of 3 notes less trepidation from kids, more choices from dentists

5/2/2012
Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Finds

But beverage industry disputes the claim, saying many factors contribute to enamel erosion

4/18/2012
No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say

But conditions share common risk factors, and neither should be neglected

4/13/2012
Health Tip: When It's Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Visit your dentist if your teeth hurt

4/10/2012
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors

Study found increased risk, but connection was not conclusive

4/10/2012
Health Tip: Prevent Periodontal Disease

Good dental hygiene can help protect your gums

4/7/2012
Dentists Play Key Role in Detecting Oral Cancer

Ask for screening as part of your general checkup, experts say

4/6/2012
Taking Multivitamins Won't Prevent Canker Sores, Study Says

People on daily vitamins had as many episodes of the oral lesions as those who took placebos

3/29/2012
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Visit your dentist at the first symptoms