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Dentophobia: Managing a Child's Fear of the Dentist

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 at 10:20 AM

CHILDREN CAN HAVE MANY different fears. Depending on their age, they may have a fear of strangers, monsters under their bed or dogs; and, along with a fear of seeing the doctor, some fear going to the dentist.

First adult molars are 'living fossils' that hold a 'health record' dating back to the womb

Posted on November 20th, 2019 at 4:34 PM

Researchers at McMaster University have found that a person's first permanent molars carry a life-long record of health information dating back to the womb, storing vital information that can connect maternal health to a child's health, even hundreds of years later.

What Everyone Should Know About Tooth Decay

Posted on November 12th, 2019 at 11:34 AM

Can you name the most common disease in the world today? It isn’t cancer, heart disease or influenza. Throughout every continent, across every demographic and age bracket, the most prevalent disease is tooth decay. While it’s not generally life-threatening, tooth decay can lead to lost time on the job or at school, impose a financial burden on families and significantly affect a person’s quality of life.

 

Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Posted on October 28th, 2019 at 1:53 PM

While these hard candies seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk because in addition to being full of sugar, they can also trigger a dental emergency such as a broken or chipped tooth. Better alternative? Chew sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal.

Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Posted on October 21st, 2019 at 3:07 PM

Perceived stress may detrimentally impact oral health which, in turn, may lead to cognitive decline among specific elderly communities, according to two new studies.

The unexpected dangers of gum disease

Posted on October 14th, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Gum disease is common and unpleasant, but, according to a growing body of evidence, it could also play a role in a surprising range of seemingly unrelated health problems.

Put down the pop, pick up the water: new study shows sugary drinks linked to increased risk of death

Posted on October 10th, 2019 at 4:26 PM

For several years dentists and doctors have warned against drinking too many sugary drinks because of the danger it poses to overall health. A new study has given plenty of reason to say no to sugar.

Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents

Posted on October 3rd, 2019 at 5:01 PM

Fluoride exposure may lead to a reduction in kidney and liver function among adolescents, according to a study published by Mount Sinai researchers in Environment International in August.

 

 

Can You Actually Heal Your Teeth?

Posted on September 19th, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Tooth enamel is one of the hardest tissues in the human body. It acts as a protective layer for our teeth, and gives our smile that pearly white shimmer. But when enamel erodes, it can't regrow itself.

Athletes Have Poor Oral Health Despite Brushing Twice Daily

Posted on September 17th, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite brushing their teeth more frequently than most people, finds a new UCL study.