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Dental Care

Dental health is about more than just pretty white teeth. Poor dental health—in particular gum disease—is 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.

Dental Care News

  • Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

    SUNDAY, Aug. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The beginning of a new school year is usually a big transition, as lazy summer mornings are quickly replaced by mad dashes to the bus stop. But a pediatric dental expert warns that your children’s tooth care shouldn’t be lost in the mix. “In the hustle and bustle of [...]

  • What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents can take several steps to make sure their kids maintain healthy dental habits when they head back to school, an expert says. Eat healthy foods at home, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products and protein. Most natural foods have lower amounts of sugar than processed [...]

  • Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Tartar from 400,000-year-old human teeth reveals the earliest evidence of man-made air pollution, according to a new study. The tartar — hardened dental plaque that is also known as calculus — on teeth found at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, Israel, contains possible respiratory irritants, including traces of charcoal [...]

  • How Breastfeeding Could Improve Babies’ Dental Health

    The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows.

  • Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has ‘Fecal Matter’

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People using communal bathrooms with many others, beware: There could be traces of poop on your toothbrush. So finds a study by researchers at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The researchers analyzed toothbrushes from Quinnipiac students who used communal bathrooms with an average of more than nine users per [...]

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