Dental health is about more than just pretty white teeth. Poor dental healthin particular gum diseaseis linked to a greater risk of heart disease and early labor in pregnancy. The first step to having healthy teeth and gums is to floss and brush your teeth regularly.
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MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up until age 3, children should use a smear (the size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste. After [...]
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals. Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Of those who were malnourished, [...]
If you’re unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you’re unlikely to get much help from experts.
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters’ teeth, a new study reports. “Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first 30 seconds of high acidity coming into contact with the teeth. This [...]
WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A low-power laser can trigger stem cells in the body to repair teeth in mice, researchers report. The laser prompted dental stem cells to form dentin, the hard material that is similar to bone and provides most of a tooth’s structure. The findings appear in the May 28 issue of [...]