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:
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.
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.
While the Emmi-dent may be the latest in oral care technology, there are many others styles of manual and electronic toothbrushes available. The important thing is to choose one that fits your mouth and preferences (ask your dentist for recommendations).
Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.
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.
A smile often is the first thing you notice about someone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), up to 75 percent of Americans could benefit from orthodontic treatment and improve their oral health.
Tooth 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.
In recent months, there have been several news reports promoting the health value of Vitamin D, including how it helps provide protection against some types of cancer, osteoporosis, hypertension/high blood pressure, hair loss and various autoimmune diseases.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends having braces, otherwise called orthodontics, installed to slowly straighten kids’ teeth and correct irregular bite alignment and malocclusion.