Oral Care News & Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 are the best way to attack oral bacteria.
Limpet teeth found to be world's strongest biological substance
February 19, 2015 - A new study has found the limpet teeth are extremely strong and may be useful in modern technology.
Baseball players and chewing tobacco
September 24, 2014 - After the death of hall of famer Tony Gwynn and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's struggle with squamous cell carcinoma, health officials are taking a deeper look into the connection between baseball and smokeless tobacco.
Ditch your hollow-head toothbrush
September 8, 2014 - Electric toothbrushes with hollow heads may retain up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth than those with solid heads.
9 most common tooth brushing mistakes
July 29, 2014 - Here are the top nine mistakes people make when brushing their teeth.
Cities without fluoridated public water: Do you live here?
June 11, 2014 - Of the 50 largest cities in the country, six do not add fluoride to their water. Those cities are ...
Some saliva substitutes for dry mouth erode enamel
June 5, 2014 - Some saliva substitutes used to treat severe forms of dry mouth - such as for people who have undergone chemotherapy - in fact worsen their oral health.
1 in 3 Americans didn't visit a dentist last year
May 5, 2014 - According to a new Gallup poll, about one-third of Americans reported not visiting the dentists within the past 12 months. Income, more than age, race or geographic location, makes the most difference.
Communication is key during dentist visit
April 18, 2014 - Most dentists who have dissatisfied patients are not aware of it, according to a new study. To experience a pleasant visit, it's helpful to speak up.
The mobile dentistry movement
April 14, 2014 - In a new wave of dentistry, mobile hygienists can clean teeth anywhere.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
April 10, 2014 - Alcohol causes a host of health problems, from liver disease to heart issues to halitosis. This month, U.S. health officials are raising awareness about this drug.
Surprising foods that whiten your teeth
March 26, 2014 - While coffee, berries, wine and other food and drink can stain the teeth, certain foods can actually enhance the whiteness of your smile.
The link between kidney and oral health
March 11, 2014 - National Kidney Month is upon us, so it's time to get informed about kidney disease, which can lead to bad breath, dry mouth and even gum disease.
The FDA's new anti-smoking campaign
March 5, 2014 - In the new campaign, the FDA shows the costs of smoking, ranging from gum disease to smoker's breath to stained teeth.