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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By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs. Alligators continually make new teeth to replace the [...]
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) — Parents often are advised to replace children’s toothbrushes after they’ve had strep throat, but that might be misguided, a new study suggests. “It is probably unnecessary to throw away your toothbrush after a diagnosis of strep throat,” study co-author Dr. Judith Rowen, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University [...]
SATURDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) — Young athletes and their parents and coaches are being reminded of the importance of wearing mouth and face protection during recreational and organized sports. In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation predicted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events that year. The [...]
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — Not enough evidence exists to recommend that primary care physicians perform oral cancer screenings on adult patients who have no signs or symptoms of the condition, an expert panel says. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent medical panel with federal support, said Tuesday that the draft recommendation [...]
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) — Giving dental anesthesia to young children may interrupt the development of their wisdom teeth, according to new research. The study included 220 children who had been treated at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine pediatric dental clinic between the ages of 2 and 6 years and who also had [...]