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Juneau How Important Fluoridated Water is?

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

A new study from the University of Alaska Anchorage has shone a spotlight on the issue of water fluoridation. The data shows an increase in the number of decay-related dental procedures performed on children aged 18 and younger from Juneau, Alaska, since 2007, the year that Juneau voted to stop putting fluoride in their drinking Read More →

A Developing Smile: The Permanent Impact of Baby Teeth

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on January 21, 2019

Primary teeth (also called baby or deciduous teeth) begin to erupt through the gums between the ages of 3 and 12 months. It may take a couple of years for all 20 primary teeth to fully develop, then another three or four years until they start falling out naturally to make way for the permanent Read More →

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 →

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