In the past, dog owners viewed their pets as important for warding off intruders or serving as playmates for children. Beyond providing for their dog’s sustenance and occasional medical needs, little attention was paid to their overall health. But today Americans view their dogs as extended members of their families, and they are recognizing the importance of taking good care of their dog’s teeth. View full article »
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Many parents wonder whether is it important to take care of your child’s first teeth, since they will fall out in early childhood. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Healthy adult teeth begin with healthy teeth during childhood. That’s why starting infants off with good oral health can help protect their teeth for decades to come. View full article »
Women who are pregnant receive a lot of information stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly. However, they may not realize they also need to take good care of their teeth.
New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) advise pregnant women to watch their oral health to avoid developing periodontal disease, which doctors believe may contribute to babies being born premature or at a low weight. View full article »
As you swish your tongue over your teeth, do you feel a sticky or gritty substance? If so, you may have plaque, which is full of bacteria. If left untreated, plaque can lead to the development of gum disease (also called periodontal disease), and may result in tooth and bone loss. For years, dentists have treated gum disease by scaling and root surface debridement, but now many dental professionals are employing laser gum surgery to reverse damage. View full article »