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When Should I Have my Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on October 10, 2018

Wisdom teeth — also referred to as third molars — are typically the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (push their way through the gums). The majority of permanent teeth begin to erupt around the age of six or seven. Most children have 28 of their 32 permanent teeth fully erupted by age 13. Read More →

Can Sparkling Water Damage your Teeth like Soda Does?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on July 30, 2018

The U.S. has been in the grips of a start-of-summer heat wave with millions of Americans scrambling for the nearest shade, swimming pool or air-conditioned building. Short of having any of those at your disposal, the next best thing to take the heat off is a chilled beverage. Most people are aware of the dental Read More →

How the AACD is Helping Give Back Smiles

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on July 2, 2018

A number of great charitable organizations throughout the dental community bring much needed care to people from all walks of life. Consumer Guide to Dentistry has partnered with the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation for a number of years to help bring attention to their fight against pediatric tooth decay, the #1 chronic disease affecting Read More →

Can Baby Teeth Predict Autism?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on June 12, 2018

Baby teeth (also called primary teeth) are present from birth and begin to come in between six months to a year. Aside from being teeny tiny and adorable, baby teeth offer a great introduction to child dental health. From brushing and flossing to early visits with a pediatric dentist (and perhaps the odd bit of Read More →

FDA Alert – Avoid Benzocaine Teething Products

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on May 30, 2018

Primary teeth (baby teeth) typically begin to erupt when a child is 6-to-12 months old. The teething process can interfere with babies’ sleeping and eating habits, in addition to causing general fussiness, irritability and excessive drooling. But it’s an unavoidable part of growing up. Fortunately, there are a number of things parents can do to Read More →

Water You Doing to Conserve?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on May 22, 2018

Michael Phelps and water go hand-in-hand. The retired American swimmer is the most decorated Olympian of all time. He won 28 medals across five separate summer games since 2000. But these days Phelps is making a different kind of ripple when it comes to water. He’s using his platform to speak out about conservation and Read More →

Raise a (Nonalcoholic) Glass to Oral Health

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on May 4, 2018

Drinking a glass of red wine every day has been linked with positive health benefits, including lowering the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Reports documenting these findings always include the moderation caveat that is sometimes referred to as the ‘Goldilocks’ caveat. (Excessive consumption of alcohol is linked with serious health effects.) However, a new Read More →

The Reviews are in… Dental Patients Love Reviews

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on April 27, 2018

How important are reviews when it comes to your search for a new dentist? According to the readers of Consumer Guide to Dentistry, they are “extremely important.” Recently, we conducted a study to determine the role of reviews researching dentists. Sixty-eight percent of respondents identified reviews as extremely important, while an additional 30 percent noted Read More →

CDC Study Highlights Fewer Dental Cavities in (Most) Young People

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on April 23, 2018

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spells great news in the battle against tooth decay, but there’s an important caveat. The recently published results from the CDC study show that the rate of tooth decay affecting young people (ages 2 to 19) in the United States dropped by 7 Read More →

Concussion-sensing Mouthguard Protects Teeth… and the Brain

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on April 13, 2018

In recent years mouthguards have become a necessary accessory among athletes. All-star guard Stephon Curry likes to gnaw on one end of his mouthguard between plays while the rest of it dangles from his mouth; something that you can now see in rec centers throughout the country. NFL players are putting gold and diamond in Read More →

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