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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 →

Gum Disease and Cancer: The Alarming Connection

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

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute highlights a link between gum disease (also called periodontal disease and periodontitis) and increased cancer risk. If you’re a regular follower of our news section, this might sound a bit familiar to you. Earlier this year we published a story about postmenopausal women Read More →

Diabetes and Oral Health – The Not-so-sweet Connection

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on March 28, 2018

Diabetes is a serious condition in which blood sugar levels cannot be properly managed by the body. Two types of diabetes exist: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetics don’t generate enough insulin — which is essential for transferring sugars in the blood to cellular energy — while type 2 diabetics no longer respond Read More →

How Smart is Your Toothbrush?

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

When it comes to brushing your teeth, are you a traditionalist that uses a standard disposable brush, or have you transitioned to an electric alternative? When used properly, a traditional brush can be an effective tool in combating dental health problems, but the trouble is that many people do not brush properly. We know from Read More →

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