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.
Dental Care News
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Tooth loss and bleeding gums might be a sign of declining thinking skills among the middle-aged, a new study contends. “We were interested to see if people with poor dental health had relatively poorer cognitive function, which is a technical term for how well people do [...]
Having healthy gums is good for your heart, a new study says. Researchers found that as people’s gum health improved, the buildup of plaque in their arteries slowed. This narrowing of the arteries, called atherosclerosis, is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and death.
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) — Applying prescription-strength fluoride directly to the teeth can benefit patients at increased risk for cavities, a new expert panel concludes. This fluoride can be applied by patients at home or by a dentist in the office, said the new evidence-based clinical recommendations from the American Dental Association. “Topical fluoride therapy [...]
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) — Halloween can have frightful effects on children’s teeth if parents aren’t careful, experts warn. “Sticky, chewy candies are cavity-causing culprits,” Dr. Connie White, a dentist and Academy of General Dentistry spokeswoman, said in an academy news release. “Gummies, taffy, caramel — they all get stuck in the pits and grooves [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — High-tech helmets and custom mouth guards do not reduce concussion risk for high school football players any more effectively than low-cost helmets or off-the-shelf mouth guards, a new study says. Neither specific brands nor higher-cost protective gear resulted in fewer concussions among more than 1,300 football players [...]