Dental hygiene for infants to preteens

Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. The care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you — you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene.


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If You Fear the Dentist, We Have Good News

A dentist reaching for a needle is the stuff of horror films for some nervous patients. But thanks to Fort Collins drug-development company St. Renatus, that shot to the gums could soon be replaced with something far less terrifying: a nasal spray. 

The two-ingredient solution,

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Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

A new report concludes that without fluoride, toothbrushing and other oral care efforts have "no impact" on cavity prevention.

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk

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7 dentist-approved tips to safely whiten your teeth

It’s easier to face the world with a good-looking smile, and proper dental hygiene, including, teeth-whitening, can have a positive impact on your self-confidence — and, by extension, the way others perceive you.

So Ran Kwon, DDS, MS,

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Are you Lying to your Dentist?

Tell the truth now: Are you really flossing your teeth every day? Or are you just lying about it to your dentist?

If it’s the latter, you have company. A new survey finds that 27 percent of us lie through our teeth about flossing daily

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Parents delay child's first visit to the dentist due to lack of guidance from healthcare providers

In the United States, many parents delay their child’s first visit to the dentist, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. This delay is often due to ‘a lack of guidance’ from dental practitioners and other healthcare providers.

Limited guidance on dental care is even more

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month


Take good care of your child's baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly. Many of the same treatment and evaluation options that adults

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Five Dental Care Myths

Five of the top Dental Myths

1. You can't go to the dentist while you're pregnant: Getting a dental check-up during pregnancy is not only incredibly important but completely safe! Cleanings and simple procedures like cavity fillings can be taken care of before your baby is born, and your dentist can help with any

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How To Eat To Prevent Cavities & Have A Healthier Mouth

It’s that time of year again: Your biannual dental exam is right around the corner. You’ve brushed and flossed twice a day, inspected those pearly whites, and you’re ready to go, right? Aside from regular brushing and flossing, there’s something else to consider before

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New Wave Of Laser Dentistry Promises Pain-Free Injection-Free Fillings

The dreaded shot. The dreaded drill. The dreaded puffy face. As if the cavity itself wasn’t bad enough, you have to go get the thing fixed. Ugh. Luckily, there’s another option these days. Laser dentistry can fix cavities without all the painful stuff. Just imagine getting

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Preventive dental care begins at home

Preventive care is the key in everything you do or have done to help your teeth last a long time, maybe even a lifetime.

Even a dental procedure is prevention. Having a cavity filled staves off needing a root canal, while a root canal may

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Your Top Questions About Going to the Dentist—Answered!

Here are some frequently asked questions about going to the dentist.
Why do regular dental visits matter?
Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot dental health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many problems from developing

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Dental filling failure causes - linked to smoking, drinking

New research shows that people who drink alcohol or men who smoke are more likely to suffer a failed dental filling. Strikingly, the research team also found that a genetic difference in some patients is associated with increased filling failure rates. The study, published today in open-access journal Frontiers

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Dentists' Buyback Program

Candy is delicious and fun, but everyone knows it’s not good for the body — especially the teeth. But what else are homeowners supposed to hand out on Halloween? Not to worry — the Connecticut State Dental Association has shared some healthy alternatives to

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You May Be Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong

It seems pretty simple, put toothpaste on your toothbrush, brush for two minutes then rinse.

Well, Sydney dentist, Dr Luke Cronin reveals there are five key things everyone needs to correct.

According to the dentist he wants us to avoid rinsing immediately after brushing:

“Don’t rinse immediately after

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12 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween

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Robot dentist completes first ever operation without any input from humans

A robot has carried out a dental operation without help from humans for the first time, carrying out implant surgery on a patient in China.

Although medical staff were present during the one-hour surgery in Xian, Shaanxi province, they did not play an active role.

Two new teeth, created by 3D printing,

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5 expert tips on Dental Hygiene

At any given moment, your mouth is home to over 500 species of bacteria – some good, some bad

Your mouth is a gateway to the rest of your body – it is the entry point where we introduce both nourishment in the form of food,

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Safe and Stress-Free Pediatric Sedation Dentistry: An Important Guide for Parents

If you’re a parent and have concerns about sedation dentistry for your child, it’s completely understandable. After all, there have been questions raised in the past several years about the safety of sedation and anesthesia in pediatric dentistry — including reports in the media regarding

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Why dental hygiene is key to good oral health

Brush your teeth twice a day, don;t forget to floss and make sure you avoids foods rich in carbs and sugar

Dubai: Often taken for granted, dental hygiene is a vital part of our daily routine. Oral care not only keeps your teeth looking good and strong, it also has

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A Chewing Gum That Detects Dental Disease!

The newest addition to your dentist’s grab bag of goodies might soon be gum. European scientists describe the development of a chewing gum that detects oral infections Tuesday in Nature Communications. The tech could prove particularly useful for diseases that present with minimal to no symptoms.

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How to help your aging parents avoid future dental problems

As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, many of us are helping to care for aging parents. Most people think of helping their parents with housing, choices about assisted living, and even health care.

However, one important area that is often overlooked is dental care. Many

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Early care can take the bite out of dental problems later

Good dental health begins in infancy, and that early attention to oral hygiene and care can mean strong teeth and gums as children become young adults and seniors.

Dr. Thom Akins, a pediatric dentist in Aiken, said the earlier a child begins visits to the dentist, the better.

“We like to see

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The videos are easily found on YouTube-- mostly kids and young people, showing how to make do-it-yourself, or DIY, braces using rubber bands, paper clips, bobby pins, or aluminum foil.

A video gave a Fresno girl an idea to make her own brackets with earring backs. Gabby, 12, is

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How much dental care is too much?

When it comes to visiting the dentist, how do you know when enough is enough? Do you really need that filling replaced? What about that new treatment to prevent cavities?

Of course, every patient is different, and so it’s hard to say which treatments may or may not be strictly necessary.

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Why so few seniors see the dentist

No one really likes sitting in the dentist’s chair. It could mean hours of root canal, having cavities drilled and filled, getting implants or even gum surgery.

But if you’re nearing age 65, it may be time to man or woman up. Otherwise be prepared to pay up, according to the

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A rise of 'dental therapists' across the U.S.

Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job.

In dozens of countries and a handful of U.S. states, dental therapists also sometimes called advanced dental hygiene practitioners

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National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Brush up and smile.

If you thought February was only for love and exchanging valentines, think again. Take a look in the mirror and preen everybody for a family picture. Ta-da! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month!

The month showcases good dental care, which starts in pregnancy, becomes normal in childhood and teen years, and

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Dental breakthrough? Drug designed to combat Alzheimer’s may enable teeth to heal themselves – study

A new study says that a drug clinically tested to treat Alzheimer’s also enhances the teeth’s natural ability to self-repair. While not completely replacing the dentist’s drill, such treatment could help get rid of fillings in favor of actual regeneration.

Scientists have already known that teeth can repair themselves through the

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Many Americans skip the dentist due to cost

Americans are more likely to skip needed dental care because of cost than any other type of health care, researchers report.

Working-age adults are particularly vulnerable, the study found. Some 13 percent reported forgoing dental care because of cost.

That's nearly double the proportion of seniors and triple the percentage of children

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Foreign dental prosthetics put U.S. patients at risk

By Andy Jakson

One hundred billion dollars is a great deal of money, particularly when it leaves the United States. That amount of dental work is done in other countries, and it can put the U.S. dental patient at risk.

Many foreign dental prosthetics use materials that are not close to being

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Fixes for 6 Common Dental Problems for People Over 50

As American adults hold onto their real teeth for longer and longer, more problems are likely to arise.

By Andrea Atkins (grandparents.com)

Smile! There’s good news from the world of dentistry: Older American are keeping their teeth longer than ever before and the average number of teeth people retain into old age

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Dental cleanings may help keep lungs clean, too

(HealthDay News) -- Regular dental checkups not only keep your smile bright, they may also keep your lungs healthy.

A new study suggests that regular dental cleanings could lower your risk of pneumonia by reducing levels of bacteria that cause the lung infection.

Each year, nearly 1 million Americans develop pneumonia, the

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5 Dental Health Tips On How To Protect Your Teeth From Cold

It is a fact that the healthy teeth are the factor with the greatest influence on anyone’s confidence. This is why we pay so much attention to our teeth. As we are slowly entering autumn the weather is gradually changing for the worse. Also, the temperature is dropping slowly and

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Here’s what dentists recommend, including flossing your teeth

Maintaining oral health means following advice so familiar it’s almost boring: Brush for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Clean between teeth once a day with floss, a small brush or pick. And visit your dentist regularly. (The American Dental Association, commenting on recent reports that evidence

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Issues To Watch Out For — When Oral Health Is Your Priority

As per the Pew Charitable Trusts, more than two-third of the American population face crucial challenges in getting access to dental care, lack of dental insurance policy, insufficient and limited dental care providers, prohibitive cost and transportation and mobility issues. As the policymakers throughout the country look forward to

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Dentures vs Dental Implants

There are a multitude of reasons why people need dentures and dental implants. Age, oral disease, injury, etc. all play a part. Thanks to modern technology, there are more choices for people today.

Typically, conventional dentures are used after all teeth are removed from the mouth. When the teeth are removed there can

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The five biggest dental issues you face in your 60s

Word on the street is you’ll keep your teeth longer as you enter old age, but with this good news comes an alarming warning that there are more problems likely to arise with your chompers and so you need to maintain those visits to your dentist.

In your 60s there are

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Should you floss or not?

For decades dentists have recommended flossing as an essential part of oral hygiene. But how useful is it really? An investigation by the Associated Press has revealed there is insufficient proof to back up this claim. The US Department for Health and Human Services and Agriculture admitted in a letter that the benefits

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