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 »
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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 »
Many people swish their toothbrush across their teeth a few times, and think they have done a good job. Actually, they may be doing more harm than good. Review the following list of five common mistakes to avoid when brushing your teeth: View full article »
Recognizing National Dental Hygiene Month, October.
Most germs are harmless. They are digested along with food and killed by stomach acids, and others are eradicated by enzymes in saliva. But there also are several types of bacteria that create oral health problems because they attack tooth enamel causing decay and periodontal (gum) disease. View full article »
Dental insurance proposals often look similar on the surface. But when you dig into the plan details, you may be surprised to discover some important differences that could impact the coverage and services expected. Review the following 10 tips to help you evaluate dental benefits plans. View full article »