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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 →

Cold and Flu Season, and the Dental Health Effect

Written by Consumer Guide to Dentistry   Last modified on March 15, 2018

It’s been a brutal cold and flu season; the worst since 2009 according to federal health officials. And it’s not over yet. The general health dangers associated with such an outbreak are well known. But did you know that your dental health can actually be impacted by the cold and flu? Although your teeth might Read More →

For Oral Health, Does Vaping Smoke the Competition?

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

As you’re no doubt aware, smoking is a dangerous habit that has serious health consequences. Although the dental effects of smoking pale in comparison to the life-threatening general health effects, they are nonetheless impactful and noteworthy. (Check out our slideshow on 7 dental health concerns for smokers.) Smoking stains the teeth, increases the risk of Read More →

Move Over Valentine’s Day… February is all About National Children’s Dental Health Month

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

February is a special month in the dental community: National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). Sponsored by the American Dental Association, it’s the one month of the year dedicated to educating children (and parents) about the importance of developing good oral health habits at a young age. This issue is very important since pediatric dental Read More →

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 →

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