Misc. Dental Problem News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/4/2011
Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss

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

12/24/2010
Health Tip: Treating Canker Sores

Suggestions that may ease the pain

12/23/2010
Doggy Dentistry Can Now Mean Braces

Owners are typically getting the devices to ease their pets' pain, discomfort from an abnormal bite

12/16/2010
Health Tip: Your Mouth is a Health Barometer

Oral problems may be tied to other medical issues

12/16/2010
FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings

Committee notes new research that might point to potential problems

12/13/2010
Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy

Brush and floss regularly

11/19/2010
Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity

Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

11/4/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Braces?

Conditions that braces can help treat

11/2/2010
Health Tip: Choosing a Dentist

Suggestions from the experts

11/1/2010
Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study

Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say

10/26/2010
Fish Oil Might Help Fight Gum Disease

Study found eating moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids seemed beneficial

10/18/2010
Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk

But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

10/18/2010
Study Suggests Osteoporosis Drug Might Treat Loss of Bone in Jaw

Ironically, disfiguring condition has been tied to heavy use of another osteoporosis drug

10/5/2010
Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women

Study adds to evidence suggesting that regular oral care may help protect heart, at least in women

9/30/2010
Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought

Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

9/28/2010
Health Tip: Ward Off Tooth Decay

Help protect your teeth

9/23/2010
Health Tip: Raising the Risk of Overbite

Ask your doctor when child should let go of pacifier, thumb-sucking

9/17/2010
No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study

In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

9/7/2010
Large Companies More Likely to Offer Dental Insurance

Only about a third of all U.S. businesses provide it, study finds

9/7/2010
Fillings, Sealants May Leach BPA Into Kids' Mouths

But analysis finds exposure to the controversial chemical is short-lived, with health effects unclear

8/17/2010
Health Tip: Why Gums Swell

Some possible causes

8/5/2010
Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth

One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

7/8/2010
Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care

California study finds those covered by public health insurance less likely to make regular visits, if they go at all

6/22/2010
Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices

Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

6/14/2010
Cost-Conscious Cancer Survivors Skip Care

Research suggests millions are going without needed medical services

6/11/2010
Even in Non-Contact Sports, Mouth Guards Are Essential

They help keep people of all ages and all sports smiling, experts say

6/9/2010
1 in 4 Americans Under 65 Lacks Dental Insurance

Latest stats, from 2008, show employment, education and race all affect access to care

5/28/2010
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes

Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

5/24/2010
Homeless Americans Unlikely to Receive Basic Health Care

More than 40 percent can't get dental services, eyeglasses, researchers find

5/3/2010
Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks

Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

4/23/2010
Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids

Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

4/23/2010
After Teeth Are Pulled, Platelet-Rich Plasma May Speed Healing

Process speeds formation of jaw bone, researchers say

4/22/2010
Health Tip: I've Got a Toothache

Here's a list of possible causes

4/20/2010
Health Tip: Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Here's a list of possible causes

3/30/2010
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work

For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

3/6/2010
Protect Your Baby's Smile

Follow these tips to prevent early tooth decay, damage

3/5/2010
Grinding Teeth at Night May Be a Sign of Daytime Stress

Those who do it appear to have difficulty coping in a positive way, researchers say

3/5/2010
Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births

Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

3/3/2010
Dental Problems Could Point to Meth Use

The more severe the addiction, the greater the decay, study finds

2/26/2010
Genes Behind Tooth Development Discovered

Scientists say they affect appearance of first one, number of teeth in first year

2/16/2010
Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Most often affecting the upper front teeth

2/2/2010
Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too

To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

1/28/2010
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of TMJ

If you have these symptoms, see a dentist

1/26/2010
Bone Loss May Accompany Dental Implants

Smokers suffer more deterioration than nonsmokers, researcher says

1/22/2010
Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy

Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

1/20/2010
Painless 'Plasma Jets' Instead of Dental Drill?

Cavities could be repaired with less discomfort, study suggests

1/6/2010
Health Tip: Caring for Your Braces

Practice good dental hygiene, and watch what you eat

12/28/2009
Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Have Originated in Gut

Germ linked to tooth decay evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say

12/22/2009
Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth

Findings could someday help scientists engineer tooth enamel

12/3/2009