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Does Breastfeeding Help Support the Dental Health of Your Baby?

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on January 8, 2019

Expectant mothers have unique considerations when it comes to dental care that we’ve discussed previously in our “Oral Health and Pregnancy” article. The associated hormonal changes can increase the risk for gingivitis, gum disease and other dental problems, which, if left untreated, can cause harm to the developing child. During pregnancy, accommodations must be made Read More →

The Life of Your Smile – How Age Impacts the Health of Your Teeth

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on December 19, 2018

Getting older has many benefits. Of course, with everything in life, there are trade-offs. As we age, the body needs more tending to, the teeth and oral health being no exception. Over time we become more susceptible to dental disease and various other dental health issues. Fortunately, there are steps that we can take to Read More →

New Research Links Sweet E-cigarette Flavors with an Increased Risk of Tooth Decay

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on December 6, 2018

Earlier this year we published an article describing the dental health effects of “vaping” versus traditional smoking methods. While we urge you to check that article out, the long and the short of it was that vaping isn’t quite as bad for oral health as smoking combustible cigarettes, but it poses its own health concerns. Read More →

Healthy Teeth Tips for Halloween

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

With Halloween right around the corner, kids are finalizing the perfect costume and making trick or treat plans with friends and family. Although Halloween might be many kids’ favorite holiday of the year, it’s also one that puts parents on high alert when it comes to candy consumption. Parents might take steps to limit the Read More →

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 →

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