Many Americans take excellent care of their teeth and gums. They visit the dentist once or twice a year for exams and cleanings. But often they don’t use a lot of their annual maximum benefit. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a reward for good oral health?
Over 20 percent of people avoid scheduling dental appointments due to fear and anxiety, often due to the sounds of the dental drill. According to WebMD, these fears soon may be eased as dentists explore three new treatment techniques: Air abrasion – Some dentists are using an air abrasion tool to spray away decay. It … Read Full Article
Eating a “sack lunch” at school or work can become boring. It may be tempting to buy pre-made lunch items at the store, but often these choices have preservatives and extra salt that are not good for your body, teeth or gums. Consider these five choices for lunches that can keep teeth healthy: 1. Protein – … Read Full Article
Children’s baby teeth lay the foundation for adult teeth, dental professionals report. If children take care of their teeth, they are more likely to have healthy teeth and gums when they are older. But sometimes children get busy with playing, learning or reading and they forget to brush and floss their teeth and keep sugar … Read Full Article
You’ve probably heard that toothbrushing and flossing are important to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. But does the order of the technique matter? Should you always use dental floss first and then brush your teeth? What happens if you don’t have time to brush and floss? Is it OK to floss, but not … Read Full Article
“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail, hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way. Bringin’ ev’ry girl and boy, a basketful of Easter joy, things to make your Easter, bright and gay.” — Peter Cottontail lyrics written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, 1949 On Easter Sunday, many U.S. children look forward to … Read Full Article
Growing up is filled with many challenging experiences for kids. From academics and athletics to relationships with family and friends, kids often are stressed and stretched in many directions. One thing they shouldn’t have to worry about is their oral health. But many experience dental pain every day. The good news is that dental problems … Read Full Article
The condition of your mouth can affect the health of your body. If you take care of your teeth and gums, you can lower the risk of developing serious medical problems. 20 billion oral bacteria Your mouth contains 20 billion bacteria that reproduce every five hours. Many bacteria protect your teeth and gums, and … Read Full Article
What advice does your dentist give for you to enhance your smile? Recently, WebMD featured tips for improving the health of your teeth and gums from a dental expert at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine: See the dentist – About half of American adults avoid scheduling dental visits due to dental … Read Full Article
Health professionals have discovered that young teenage athletes are more apt to eat better and brush their teeth than non-athletes.