Topic: oral health

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6 Oral Health Problems For Transplant Patients

There’s no doubt that organ transplants save lives. The problem is, medications prescribed for patients before and after transplant surgery may cause several oral health issues. Review this list of six things to watch for:

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5 Oral Health Problems Older Adults Should Avoid

Your teeth change as you age. Years ago older people automatically replaced their teeth with dentures. But thanks to preventive dental care, more people are keeping their teeth. Dental insurance helps pay the bill for regular dental appointments, including professional cleanings and exams, to help people avoid oral health problems that may occur with age. Here’s a … Read Full Article

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Preventing Kids’ Tooth Pain

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

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9 Dental Warning Signs

American workers miss more than 164 million work hours annually and kids miss over 51 million school hours due to dental health problems. Oral pain can occur for a variety of reasons. WebMD provides a list of warning signs you should not ignore:

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4 Options for Dental Benefits

Reviewing health benefit choices can be confusing. Medical insurance often is the first option people consider. They also may want dental coverage, but aren’t sure what they need. Consider these four options for dental benefits. Invest in your health Dental coverage is an investment in your health. Research shows that people who have dental benefits … Read Full Article

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How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

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

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A Better Smile

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

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Cleans the 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.

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When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

Babies 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.