Dental News

Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Monday, May 22nd 2017
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Parents should avoid offering fruit juice to infants under the age of 1 year, unless advised by a doctor, as it provides “no nutritional benefit” and may harm their health. This is the according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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What does a headache behind the ear mean? Signs, causes, and treatments

Monday, May 15th 2017
Medical News Today

There are several causes of headaches behind the ear. With proper medical treatment, these headaches can be relieved.

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Dentist accused of extracting teeth while riding hoverboard

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Commentary: Prosecutors say an Alaska dentist sedated a patient and then filmed his unusual procedure.

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What would happen if you didn’t brush your teeth for a year?

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Most people who stop brushing their teeth will develop cavities (tooth decay) and/or periodontal disease (gum disease). Both can be painful and both can cause teeth to fall out.

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Chewing your food could protect against infection

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“Chew your food!” This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect against infection.

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

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Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses.

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Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?

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Most people know to brush and floss their teeth regularly. However, many people have questions about whether water flossing is an alternative to traditional flossing.

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Braces for Kids: When is It Time?

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If your child has misaligned teeth, he or she could gain many benefits from seeing an orthodontist and getting dental braces.

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General Dental Cleaning: 5 Reasons you Don’t Want to Skip It

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Nothing is quite like the wonderful, fresh feeling you get from having your teeth professionally cleaned. If you haven’t visited Coast Dental in Oceanside lately, what are you waiting for?

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Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer’s drug, could revolutionize dental treatments

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A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King’s College London.

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Dental implants with antibacterial activity and designed to facilitate integration into the bone

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Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail.

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New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model

Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows potential as a therapy for restoring natural tooth function.

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Combining dental, medical procedures may safely limit children’s anesthesia exposure

Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family, suggests research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.

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Few older Americans have dental insurance

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research on Medicare beneficiaries.

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E-cigarettes ‘just as harmful as tobacco’ for oral health

Electronic cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes. When it comes to oral health, however, new research suggests vaping may be just as harmful as smoking.

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Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Receding gums are also known as gingival recession. The pink gum tissue normally covers the root of the tooth. This can become exposed when the gum is pushed back or if the tooth is in an abnormal position.

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Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair

For people with a type of jaw joint disorder that results from loss of cartilage, the only treatments available address symptoms but do not repair the damaged tissue.

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Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Receding gums are also known as gingival recession. The pink gum tissue normally covers the root of the tooth. This can become exposed when the gum is pushed back or if the tooth is in an abnormal position.

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Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic

The United States is in the midst of a prescription opioid epidemic. Evidence suggests people who abuse prescription opioids often use leftover pills that were prescribed for friends or family members. Now, new research finds over half of opioids prescribed to patients who have dental surgery – such as wisdom tooth removal – are not used.

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Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection

If you missed your last dental checkup, a new study might encourage you to book that appointment right away; researchers have identified a higher risk of heart disease for individuals who have hidden tooth infections.

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Fruit juices and smoothies have ‘unacceptably high’ sugar content

The next time you offer your children a healthy smoothie instead of a soda, you may want to remember that it could contain as much as 13 g/100 ml, equivalent to around 2.5 tsps in a 3.5-oz serving, or approximately two thirds to a half of a child’s recommended daily sugar intake.

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Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease

The risk of periodontal disease may be increased with long-term marijuana use, suggests a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children’s teeth

Early exposure to two chemicals often found in food packaging and fungicides may cause damage to children’s teeth that can never be reversed, a new study finds.

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses.

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Oral health and cognitive decline may be related

Visiting the dentist may help you to think more clearly in later life, suggests research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, which links oral health with cognitive well-being. The researchers caution, however, that more studies are needed.

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What is gingivitis? What causes gingivitis?

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis.

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10 Habits that Can Spoil Your Smile

Your smile is one of your most important assets. Since it is one of the first things people notice when they meet you, what does your smile say about you?

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Dental Implants & Root Canal

Root Canals Just as Effective as Dental Implants, but Dentists Emphasize Saving Natural Teeth and Patient-Specific Considerations

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Dental Implants Cost and Candidacy: Is Implant Dentistry Worth It?

Almost anyone with missing teeth could be a great candidate for affordable dental implants. Could you be the owner of the next perfectly restored smile?

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When to Visit the Dentist

Most symptoms and problems that occur with your mouth, teeth, and gums are not emergencies and usually can wait for an appointment with your dentist.

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Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain

There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain.

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Is It Safe To Go To the Dentist During
Pregnancy?

Their are common concerns women have about going to the dentist during pregnancy.

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‘Say cheese’! Rescue dog offers up smiles on command in sweet viral video

Getting a pet to sit still for a photo can be tricky enough, but this video features a sweet pooch who not only sits and stays — he even smiles for his close-up!

15 Things Your Dentist Actually Wants You To Know

Run your tongue over your teeth and feel that nice, fuzzy bacteria biofilm.
It’s easy to forget how INSANELY DIRTY our mouths can get.

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‘Say cheese’! Rescue dog offers up smiles on command in sweet viral video

Getting a pet to sit still for a photo can be tricky enough, but this video features a sweet pooch who not only sits and stays — he even smiles for his close-up!

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14 Ways You Might Be Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Mistakes you might be making twice a day. (You do brush twice a day, right?)

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Even diet soda and sugar-free candy can damage your teeth

If you reach for a diet or sugar-free drink hoping to protect your teeth, you may not be getting the desired effect.

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What Your Baby’s Smile Can Tell You About Her Development

Infants’ earliest grins are a primitive impulse but become a communication tool; know the types of baby smiles.

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