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
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to the care of your children’s teeth, dentists aren’t the only experts who can help. New recommendations from a government advisory panel urge primary care doctors to play a part in preventing tooth decay in the young. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent expert panel, advises [...]
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 [...]