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Community Service Giving Needy Dental Patients Something to Smile About

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on February 1, 2018

One of the first posts we featured in this news section was a feature on how to get access to pro bono dental care. Given our experience with a number of charitable organizations working to help underserved communities, we anticipated such an article would generate a lot of interest among our readers. That said, it’s Read More →

Postmenopausal Women with Gum Disease Face Greater Cancer Risk

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on January 26, 2018

When it comes to the importance of preventive dentistry, we here at Consumer Guide to Dentistry sound like a broken record. But, there is a reason the concept of preventative dentistry is a recurring theme throughout our site; the potentially high cost of reconstructive dental care and the number of serious systemic health conditions that Read More →

Say Hello to the New Consumer Guide to Dentistry

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on December 15, 2017

The times they are a changing… and so is Consumer Guide to Dentistry. We’re proud to introduce our brand new site design, a project that we believe will better connect our readers with the oral health and dental information they’re looking for. We originally launched Consumer Guide to Dentistry in 2006 and it has become Read More →

Charitable Partner to Host Virtual Ball Fundraiser for Kids

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 22, 2017

Hey sports fans… how would you like a trip to Chicago to enjoy the Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience? Or what about attending the 2018 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles with all your favorite celebrities and sports stars? If sports aren’t your thing, perhaps you’d be interested in a shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue. Read More →

Female Hormones and Dental Health – The Surprising Correlation You Need to Know About

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 22, 2017

Hormones are the incredibly powerful “chemical messengers” of the body that regulate everything from growth and development, to mood, reproduction and metabolism. Hormones impact men and women in different ways, many of which you’re no doubt familiar with. But when it comes to female hormones, there’s a dental health correlation that might surprise you. And Read More →

The Early Bird Gets… the Healthy Smile

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on December 20, 2017

How many fillings do you have? If you answered “0” then congratulations, you get a Gold Star! The reality is that most people have had at least one cavity filled. That’s because tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children and adults. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that a staggering 92% of adults Read More →

World Dental Federation Aims to Take Bite out of Gum Disease

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 22, 2017

Have you ever noticed trace amounts of blood in your saliva when brushing or flossing your teeth? This is suggestive of gum inflammation and is a telltale sign of gingivitisand gum disease. During routine dental checkups and cleanings, dentists make a point of emphasizing the importance of maintaining healthy gums. Gum health is essential in supporting healthy Read More →

Study Offers New Solution to Tooth SensitiviTEA

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 22, 2017

Do you have sensitive teeth? When you sip on a cup of hot coffee or an icy glass of lemonade, do you get a sharp flash of pain? Tooth sensitivity is a common issue that most people experience at one time or another for various reasons. It may signal a serious oral health problem, such as Read More →

New Dentin Research ‘Grape’ News for Resin-bonded Fillings

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 21, 2017

Let’s be honest… nobody really enjoys going to the dentist. It’s one of those things in life that is necessary, but is rarely a good time (especially if you haven’t been keeping up with the brushing and flossing). Dentists take this in stride, often joking to their patients that the better care they take of Read More →

Chew on This – Gum is GREAT for Your Teeth (Some of it at Least)

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on November 21, 2017

Sugar-free chewing gum has gained popularity over the years as consumers have been made increasingly aware of its benefits. The sugar-free aspect aside, the simple act of chewing is beneficial as it promotes the flow of saliva in the mouth which helps to neutralize acids. Acids are produced as food is broken down while eating. By chewing Read More →

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