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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

  • EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists’ offices. The changes would fall under the Clean Water Act and would lessen the amount of dental amalgam entering the environment. Mercury and other metals are mixed together to make [...]

  • Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found young pregnant women, those who are non-Hispanic black or Mexican-American, as well [...]

  • Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and children aren’t receiving recommended medical care aimed at [...]

  • Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests. New York University researchers found that parents with worse oral health often had partners who [...]

  • Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

    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 [...]

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