Misc. Dental Problem News

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

Visit your dentist at the first symptoms

3/26/2012
Bacteria From Mouth Can Lead to Heart Inflammation: Study

Once in the bloodstream, it can evade the immune system

3/23/2012
Treating Gum Disease May Help Diabetics Avoid Complications

Good periodontal care helped reduce hospitalizations, medical costs over time, study found

3/20/2012
Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?

Here are common risk factors

3/8/2012
Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth

Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

3/5/2012
Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth

What you can do if you have the condition

2/29/2012
2/22/2012
Laughing in the Face of Dental Fear May Ease Worries

For those who hate going to the dentist, thinking positively, joking with dental staff relieved stress, studies say

2/17/2012
Legionnaires' Death From Dental Equipment Linked to Tainted Water

Italian case highlights need for infection-control measures, researchers say

2/14/2012
Health Tip: Treating Jaw Pain

Here are possible remedies

2/13/2012
Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health

Here are some examples of what can go wrong

2/9/2012
Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?

Suggestions to help ease the pain

2/7/2012
Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems

Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

1/18/2012
Health Tip: Avoid Sugary Foods for Healthier Teeth

Suggestions to help prevent cavities

1/17/2012
Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit

The practice can be harmful to teeth

12/26/2011
Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures

Suggestions for making the adjustment

12/17/2011
Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright

Avoid tooth damage and decay caused by wine, sweets and stress by making oral health a priority

12/15/2011
Dentists Could Fill Gap in Health Care, Study Says

Many Americans who make dental visits don't get routine medical care

12/14/2011
Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay

Suggestions for newborns and young children

11/20/2011
Watch What You Eat After Teeth-Whitening, Expert Says

Blueberries, wine and soy sauce stain while cheese, firm fruits and veggies 'scrub'

11/16/2011
Losing Weight May Help Fight Gum Disease

Obese people who shed pounds showed improvements in gum health

11/14/2011
Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

11/9/2011
Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds

Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

10/25/2011
Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well

Suggestions for proper care

10/20/2011
Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

Suggestions for a healthier mouth

10/2/2011
Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth

Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns

9/14/2011
Health Tip: Mouthguards Protect Your Smile

Less risk of broken teeth or tissue damage during physical activity

9/3/2011
Toothless Grins Are Only Cute on Babies

Three million teeth will get knocked out this year during youth sporting events

8/22/2011
Health Tip: Caring for Your Mouth After Tooth Extraction

Don't smoke, rinse carefully are two suggestions

8/17/2011
Health Tip: Chew Sugarless Gum

And help spare your teeth

8/5/2011
Health Tip: Eating Disorders May Affect Oral Health

How teeth and gums may be affected

7/28/2011
Dentists May Be Able to Spot Undiagnosed Diabetes

Periodontal disease an early complication of the blood sugar illness, researchers say

7/26/2011
Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Gums

Suggestions for care at home

7/13/2011
Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report

Too few dentists in certain regions, lack of insurance coverage are key factors cited

7/12/2011
Dental Care for Kids on Medicaid Varies by Fees Each State Sets

Study finds higher reimbursements mean more children get dental care

6/13/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Start now to protect baby's teeth

6/13/2011
Health Tip: What May Cause Facial Pain

Problems can range from your teeth to a headache

6/1/2011
Health Tip: Floss for Healthier Teeth and Gums

Here's what experts recommend

5/31/2011
Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay

Their rate of untreated cavities was three times higher than other kids, study finds

5/23/2011
Some Dentists Reluctant to Treat Kids on Medicaid: Study

Head of American Dental Association calls for better funding for public-assistance programs

4/20/2011
Health Tip: Don't Fear the Dentist

Here's how to ease anxiety before a checkup

3/18/2011
Orthodontic Retainers Can Harbor Harmful Microbes

Many of these teeth-positioning devices are contaminated with bacteria, fungi, study finds

2/25/2011
Special Assistants Making Inroads in Dentistry

Some praise, others reject creation of 'dental therapist' positions

2/15/2011
Health Tip: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency

2/1/2011
Health Tip: Why Do I Have Gingivitis?

Risk factors for the gum disease

1/19/2011
Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks

Study found plastic studs harbored less bacteria

1/11/2011
Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums

And brush teeth as soon as they appear

1/7/2011
U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water

Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

1/5/2011
1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests