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manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria. View full article »

child smilingBabies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life. Kids with damaged teeth from cavities at a young age may experience a lifetime of tooth and gum problems.

At what age should kids first visit the dentist? View full article »

Brush and Floss Daily During Pregnancy

brushing teeth when pregnantMost women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.

Research recently reported by DrBicuspid.com found a link between periodontal disease and mothers with preterm births or low-birth-weight infants. According to WebMD, at least 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women experience hormonal changes that can increase their risk for oral health issues, such as gum inflammation (gingivitis) or gum disease (periodontitis). View full article »

Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

dental health and dementiaCould daily toothbrushing help lower the risk for dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent. View full article »

Protect Kids From Tooth Decay

Recognizing National Children’s Dental Health Month

dental careTooth decay has become one of the most common chronic health issues that kids face today. Nearly 6 out of 10 kids in the United States have cavities.

Not surprisingly, untreated tooth decay in childhood can lead to lifelong tooth and gum problems, including hospitalizations, emergency room visits and delayed physical development. View full article »

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