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Fluoride and oral health
July 31, 2015 - For years, dental health professionals and organizations like the American Dental Association, the CDC, UNICEF and WHO have stated that the use of fluoride promotes good dental health and reduces tooth decay.
Sugary drinks and your teeth
July 16, 2015 - Step into any crowded, public place, and you'll notice that people love to drink soda, energy drinks and sweetened coffee.
How to access dental care when you're on a budget
July 15, 2015 - According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are roughly 108 million Americans without dental insurance.
The importance of dental insurance
July 1, 2015 - No matter how well you take care of your mouth, at some point you're going to need to go and see a dentist.
Brushing your teeth may do more than improve breath
June 22, 2015 - A new BBC two-part documentary series called "Your Teeth" revealed that oral health impacts the rest of your body.
Uncommon mouth disorders: A reference guide
June 17, 2015 - When it comes to oral health, if you're experiencing any unusual symptoms, you should contact your dentist immediately.
Oral health: Men vs women
June 17, 2015 - It might be easy to believe that there are no oral health differences between sexes but there are.
Promoting oral health in seniors
June 15, 2015 - Practicing proper oral health at any age is important, especially when you grow older.
What is relaxation dentistry?
June 15, 2015 - A relatively new practice has emerged to cater to individuals who experience anxiety when scheduling a dental appointment: relaxation dentistry.
Can licorice fight tooth decay?
May 22, 2015 - A chemical found in licorice may be able to be used in oral care products to fight tooth decay.
New study finds almost all U.S. adults have cavities
May 18, 2015 - The CDC released a study that reveals that 91 percent of U.S. adults have caries and 27 percent have gone untreated.
Study finds vegetarians could be damaging their teeth
May 13, 2015 - Researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University believe they have found an amino acid that helps prevent the build-up of dental plaque.
Sports drinks lead to teeth damage in Olympic athletes
May 11, 2015 - A recent study found that 76 percent of 2012 Olympic athletes suffered from gum disease as a result of consuming sports drinks.
US lowers fluoride level in water supply
April 30, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidelines regarding water fluoridation.
Danica Patrick shows consequences of avoiding the dentist with hidden camera video
April 28, 2015 - Danica Patrick went undercover in a light-hearted hidden camera video to show Americans the consequences of postponing dental visits.
Lion feels better after root canals
April 1, 2015 - After undergoing six hours of dental surgery, a white lion named Aslanhas made a full recovery.
New study examines population-wide oral health dynamics
March 30, 2015 - A new study outlinednine different methods for reducing childhood caries.
Entrepreneur develops new system for detecting oral cancer
March 27, 2015 - Patent lawyer Matthew H.J. Kim has recently developed OncAlert, a non-invasive mode of detecting oral cancer in the absence of presenting symptoms.
More work needed toward cavity prevention in children
March 17, 2015 - Tooth decay in young children and adolescents can be reversed with better habits.
Orthodontists warn against DIY braces
March 16, 2015 - The DIY teeth-straightening trend has many orthodontists concerned.
Danish researchers develop new tooth filling
March 13, 2015 - New research could lead to a stronger type of tooth filling.
Study finds sugar-trade industry shaped dental guidelines
March 11, 2015 - Federal recommendations for cavity prevention in the1970s were influenced by sugar companies.
Routine dental cleanings could help in early detection of diabetes
March 11, 2015 - ANew York University study concludedpossibility of early detection of diabetes at the dentist's office.
Researchers link menopause to periodontal disease
March 10, 2015 - Postmenopausal bone loss can predispose a patient to early gum disease.
Study: Mouthwash and toothpaste rinse away bacteria together
March 2, 2015 - A study published in the International Journal of Oral Science suggests that toothpaste used in tandem with mouthwash best eliminates bacteria.