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  • Toothache? Neanderthals Might Have Reached for Aspirin, Too
    (08-Mar-2017)
    Research suggests they may even have understood the healing powers of penicillin 50,000 years ago

  • Health Tip: Attacked by Plaque
    (07-Mar-2017)
    Here's how it can harm your teeth

  • Health Tip: Some Foods Are Good for Teeth
    (03-Mar-2017)
    Here's what can help your smile

  • DIY Teeth-Straightening: Don't Try This at Home
    (03-Mar-2017)
    Dangers lurk when rubber bands, paper clips and other tools are used to avoid the orthodontist

  • Health Tip: Talk to the Dentist About a Sealant
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Learn about potential benefits

  • Do Early Dental Visits Really Prevent Kids' Cavities?
    (28-Feb-2017)
    Study found preventive care didn't help Medicaid toddlers in one state, but more research is needed

  • More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

  • Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic
    (23-Feb-2017)
    Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

  • Health Tip: Get Your Mouth Healthy Before Cancer Treatment
    (22-Feb-2017)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Coping With TMJ
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Take it easy on your jaw

  • Health Tip: Culprits Behind Stained Teeth
    (14-Feb-2017)
    When your pearly whites turn yellow

  • Health Tip: Why Are Baby Teeth Important?
    (01-Feb-2017)
    And shouldn't be neglected

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth
    (24-Jan-2017)
    Here's what you should do

  • Health Tip: Feeling Under the Weather?
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Take care of your teeth anyway

  • First Stop for Scuba Divers: The Dentist's Office?
    (16-Jan-2017)
    Underwater pressure can heighten dental problems, study finds

  • Health Tip: Floss Properly
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Here's how

  • Can Teeth Repair Themselves Without Fillings?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Animal experiments suggest damaged choppers can be stimulated to fix cavities

  • Health Tip: Chewing Sugarless Gum
    (06-Jan-2017)
    Dentists say it's better for your teeth

  • Health Tip: Preventing Tooth Discoloration
    (22-Dec-2016)
    Suggestions to help stop it

  • Could a Germ Link Gum Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis?
    (15-Dec-2016)
    Study may offer new insight into the cause of the joint disorder

  • Teething Tips From Dental Specialists
    (08-Dec-2016)
    Cool, but not frozen, items may ease your baby's discomfort

  • Many Americans Skip the Dentist Due to Cost
    (06-Dec-2016)
    Researchers say finding highlights need to overhaul dental insurance

  • Health Tip: Stop Grinding Your Teeth
    (05-Dec-2016)
    Here's what the habit can cause

  • Mouthguard a Key Defense Against Sports-Related Injuries
    (28-Nov-2016)
    More than 600,000 dental accidents send athletes to the ER each year, experts say

  • Health Tip: Make Brushing Teeth Fun
    (23-Nov-2016)
    Try entertaining your child while brushing

  • E-Cigarettes Not Good to Gums, Study Finds
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Nicotine, flavorings appear to play a role in tissue damage

  • Health Tip: Avoid Damaging Teeth
    (07-Nov-2016)
    Unhealthy habits to break

  • Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

  • More Low-Income Kids Need Dental Sealants: CDC
    (18-Oct-2016)
    Treatments protect against most cavities -- reducing pain and dental costs

  • Countless Opioid Pills Unused by Dental-Surgery Patients
    (27-Sep-2016)
    Surplus may contribute to the opioid abuse epidemic, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Preparing for Baby's First Teeth
    (15-Sep-2016)
    Here's what parents can do

  • Health Tip: Why Floss?
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Here's why it's recommended

  • Savor Your Coffee -- and a Bright Smile
    (09-Sep-2016)
    Expert tips for preventing discoloration

  • Health Tip: Schedule a Back-to-School Dental Exam
    (02-Sep-2016)
    Get kids' teeth checked before summer ends

  • Antibiotic 'Report Card' Drills Guidelines Into Dentists
    (30-Aug-2016)
    Seeing their prescription rates leads some to change their ways, study finds

  • Health Tip: Sealing Teeth to Help Prevent Cavities
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Here are potential benefits

  • Health Tip: Don't Forget About Your Teeth During Vacation
    (08-Aug-2016)
    What your travel plans should include

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Toothache
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Suggestions to ease the pain

  • Is All That Flossing Really Worth It?
    (02-Aug-2016)
    Review of available data finds no good evidence for a benefit, despite dental groups' recommendations

  • Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Here's how

  • Health Tip: Evaluating Your Chances for Gum Disease
    (04-Jul-2016)
    Find out if your gums are at risk

  • Health Tip: Why Wisdom Teeth Are Frequently Pulled
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Problems triggered by misaligned or impacted third molars

  • Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush
    (14-Jun-2016)
    Here's how to minimize germs

  • Long-Term Pot Use Tied to Gum Disease in Study
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Besides gum health, researchers assessed lung function, risk factors for heart disease and diabetes

  • Health Tip: Caring For Your Teeth During Pregnancy
    (23-May-2016)
    Suggestions to keep them shining

  • Health Tip: Use a Mouthguard
    (27-Apr-2016)
    And be sure to keep it clean

  • Study Ties Certain Mouth Germs to Pancreatic Cancer Risk
    (20-Apr-2016)
    But research can't prove cause-and-effect and more investigation is needed, experts say

  • Health Tip: Should You Use a Water Flosser?
    (19-Apr-2016)
    It may be a better choice

  • Caring for Baby's Teeth Starts Before Birth
    (05-Apr-2016)
    Expert shares timeline for child's dental health

  • Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

  • Smoking Triggers Big Changes in Mouth Bacteria, Study Finds
    (29-Mar-2016)
    But quitting eventually returns levels to normal

  • Health Tip: When Dentures Need Adjusting
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Your dentist should do so

  • A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Researchers spotted a strain of 'good' bacteria in the mouth that helps keep 'bad' bacteria under control

  • A Pill to Ward Off Cavities? Scientists Say It Could Happen
    (11-Mar-2016)
    Researchers spotted a strain of 'good' bacteria in the mouth that helps keep 'bad' bacteria under control

  • Health Tip: Keep Germs Away From Your Toothbrush
    (02-Mar-2016)
    Never share with others

  • Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
    (21-Feb-2016)
    Oral health expert offers tips on preventing tooth decay

  • Severe Gum Disease May Boost Death Rate of Kidney Disease Patients
    (18-Feb-2016)
    Study documents connection between oral health, chronic disease

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores
    (18-Jan-2016)
    They could signal a health problem

  • Health Tip: Diabetics, Watch for Gum Disease
    (12-Jan-2016)
    It's a serious complication

  • Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist
    (08-Jan-2016)
    How you can help

  • Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome phobias about dental visits

  • Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk
    (21-Dec-2015)
    Higher odds seen among postmenopausal women who smoke, smoked in the past

  • Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Researchers can't be certain gum disease is the culprit

  • Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth?
    (17-Dec-2015)
    Study finds the English may actually have slightly better dental health

  • Health Tip: If Teeth Are Sensitive
    (11-Dec-2015)
    Avoid acidic foods

  • Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Bleeding gums may be a symptom

  • Dentistry Without the Drill? New Study Offers Hope
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Tooth decay happens, but many cavities take years to develop and can be avoided, study shows

  • Dentistry Without the Drill? New Study Offers Hope
    (09-Dec-2015)
    Tooth decay happens, but many cavities take years to develop and can be avoided, study shows

  • Health Tip: Know the Risks of Oral Piercing
    (04-Dec-2015)
    It can cause infection or allergic reaction

  • Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss
    (03-Dec-2015)
    Dental care often overlooked, leading to worse overall health, study suggests

  • Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth
    (30-Nov-2015)
    But, researchers add that there are easy ways to prevent lasting harm

  • Health Tip: Are You Flossing Correctly?
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Here's what experts recommend

  • Health Tip: Should I See My Dentist?
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Signs there may be a problem

  • Health Tip: Spot the Warning Signs of a Cavity
    (10-Nov-2015)
    Pain isn't the only symptom

  • Health Tip: Protect Baby's Teeth From Tooth Decay
    (02-Nov-2015)
    Don't let your infant sleep with a bottle

  • Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

  • Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Exposure increased risk of cavities, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Visiting the Dentist
    (25-Sep-2015)
    Here's what you should bring

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers
    (18-Sep-2015)
    These moms are less likely to breast-feed, make dental appointments, study finds

  • Health Tip: Pregnancy Affects Dental Health
    (16-Sep-2015)
    See your dentist regularly

  • Health Tip: Chewing Gum Can Help Your Teeth
    (09-Sep-2015)
    Suggestions to help reduce cavities

  • Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Survey finds most ask about illegal substance use

  • Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth
    (23-Aug-2015)
    Dental hygiene, good diet and regular checkups make for pearly whites, expert says

  • Health Tip: Diet Affects Your Dental Health
    (20-Aug-2015)
    Eat healthier for your teeth

  • Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth
    (10-Aug-2015)
    Here's how it can affect pearly whites

  • What Parents Can Do to Promote Good Dental Health
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Eat right and teach kids how to care for their teeth properly, expert suggests

  • Health Tip: Floss Teeth With Minimal Pain
    (15-Jul-2015)
    Do it carefully, but not too hard or too soft

  • Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution
    (19-Jun-2015)
    Researchers discover traces of charcoal, likely from cave fires, in tartar

  • Breast-Feeding May Have Dental Benefits, Study Suggests
    (15-Jun-2015)
    But kids also had fewer 'misaligned' teeth if they reduced pacifier use, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Caring for Sensitive Teeth
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Changing your toothpaste may help

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth
    (04-Jun-2015)
    And see a dentist regularly

  • Sharing a Bathroom With Many Others? Your Toothbrush Likely Has 'Fecal Matter'
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Study in a college dorm finds 60 percent of toothbrushes were contaminated

  • Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study
    (22-May-2015)
    Periodontal problems linked to inflammation throughout the body, researcher says

  • U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water
    (27-Apr-2015)
    Move is attempt to prevent teeth staining caused by overexposure to the mineral

  • Health Tip: Five Steps to Prevent Cavities in Kids
    (09-Apr-2015)
    Don't share utensils

  • Health Tip: Are Wisdom Teeth Causing Problems?
    (30-Mar-2015)
    Signs you should have them removed

  • Health Tip: Teach Children About Dental Hygiene
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Show them how to brush and floss properly

  • Get Checked for Diabetes While Getting Your Teeth Cleaned?
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Study found testing blood from mouth was as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition

  • Fluoride in Drinking Water Tied to Higher Rates of Underactive Thyroid
    (25-Feb-2015)
    British study found an association, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Postmenopausal Women May Be at Risk of Gum Disease
    (20-Feb-2015)
    If bone fracture odds are elevated, mouth health likely a concern, researchers say

  • Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Iron in their teeth enamel provides superior protection, study says

  • Beavers Offer Tips on Cavity Prevention
    (18-Feb-2015)
    Iron in their teeth enamel provides superior protection, study says

  • Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for the Dentist
    (16-Feb-2015)
    Make the first visit easier

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free
    (15-Feb-2015)
    Snacking 24/7 can lead to serious decay

  • Prevent Tooth Loss and Dental Work With Good Gum Care
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Dental surgeon offers advice on keeping your mouth healthy

  • Health Tip: Want a Brighter Smile?
    (04-Feb-2015)
    Suggestions for whiter teeth

  • Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
    (19-Dec-2014)
    Researchers say association was strongest among 60- to 74-year-olds

  • Health Tip: Chewing Sugar-Free Gum
    (07-Nov-2014)
    It doesn't replace good dental care

  • Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
    (22-Oct-2014)
    Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

  • Health Tip: Get the Facts About Gum Disease
    (13-Oct-2014)
    It's not a rare problem

  • EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment
    (06-Oct-2014)
    U.S. government agency preparing rule to limit discharge of cavity-filling material

  • Health Tip: Choosing Mouth-Healthy Foods
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Edibles that are better for your teeth

  • Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Suggestions for people who grind teeth

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Gum Disease
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Brush teeth and floss often

  • Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Large disparity in dental care, U.S. government research shows

  • Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says
    (10-Sep-2014)
    Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

  • Health Tip: Limit Foods That Can Damage Teeth
    (09-Sep-2014)
    Such as hard candies

  • Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers
    (05-Sep-2014)
    The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

  • Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers
    (05-Sep-2014)
    The more physical, verbal aggression there was in the home, the more cavities parents and children had

  • Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations
    (25-Aug-2014)
    American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

  • Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations
    (25-Aug-2014)
    American Academy of Pediatrics urges fluoride use on first teeth to prevent decay

  • Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs
    (13-Aug-2014)
    Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

  • What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?
    (12-Aug-2014)
    Expert advice is 'unacceptably inconsistent,' study finds

  • Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns
    (11-Aug-2014)
    Some sodas, juices and sports drinks may harm young smiles

  • Health Tip: Protecting Children's Teeth
    (04-Aug-2014)
    Don't put juice in baby's bottle

  • Low-Power Laser May Trigger Tooth Repair
    (28-May-2014)
    Findings could lead to noninvasive dental treatments, report authors of animal study

  • Health Tip: Why Teeth Are Sensitive
    (22-May-2014)
    Symptom may indicate tooth decay

  • Placenta Might Have Its Own Helpful Bacteria
    (21-May-2014)
    This 'community' may serve crucial role in preparing newborns for life outside the womb, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Choosing the Right Toothbrush
    (15-May-2014)
    And keeping it clean

  • Doctors Should Give Toddlers Fluoride Treatments: U.S. Task Force
    (06-May-2014)
    Expert panel says primary care physicians should help in effort to prevent cavities in young children

  • Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

  • Oil-Swishing Craze: Snake Oil or All-Purpose Remedy?
    (18-Apr-2014)
    Some people swear by the practice, but little research exists to back up health claims

  • Health Tip: Promote Good Oral Health in Children
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Don't offer sweetened drinks

  • Health Tip: Floss Your Child's Teeth
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Take time to do it correctly

  • Health Tip: Grinding Teeth During Sleep
    (07-Mar-2014)
    Warning signs of bruxism

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Dental Emergency
    (05-Mar-2014)
    Suggestions for what to do

  • Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Study found 8 percent of those who did suffered a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death

  • Health Tip: Caring for Kids' Teeth
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Make sure they're brushing properly

  • Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids
    (11-Feb-2014)
    They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

  • Dentists' Group Expands Recommended Use of Fluoride Toothpaste for Kids
    (11-Feb-2014)
    They should use an amount the size of a grain of rice as soon as first tooth appears, ADA says

  • Dental Insurance Doesn't Guarantee People Will Care for Their Teeth
    (23-Jan-2014)
    Study calls for education about the importance of oral health care

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy
    (23-Dec-2013)
    Brush and floss daily

  • Many Americans Don't Receive Preventive Dental Care: Survey
    (18-Dec-2013)
    10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups

  • Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Despite ties between the two illnesses, gum therapies didn't help with blood-sugar control

  • Health Tip: How Diabetes Affects Oral Health
    (16-Dec-2013)
    It raises risk of gum disease

  • Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

  • Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
    (10-Dec-2013)
    Study found tooth loss, bleeding gums in middle age were associated with lower scores on thinking tests

  • Health Tip: Battling Bruxism
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Here's how to handle teeth grinding

  • Brush Your Teeth, Help Save Your Heart?
    (04-Nov-2013)
    Study links improved gum health to reduced risk of harmful plaque buildup in neck arteries

  • Fluoride Treatments May Help Fight Cavities
    (01-Nov-2013)
    People at high risk for dental decay might be helped by topical gels or varnishes, ADA panel says

  • Health Tip: Focus on Flossing
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Choose a convenient time each day

  • Fluoride Treatments May Help Fight Cavities
    (01-Nov-2013)
    People at high risk for dental decay might be helped by topical gels or varnishes, ADA panel says

  • Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child's First Dental Visit
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Here's what to expect

  • Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

  • Halloween Treats Can Spook Kids' Teeth
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Dentists offer cavity-prevention tips

  • Health Tip: Snack Healthier for a Better Smile
    (30-Oct-2013)
    Don't indulge too often

  • There Is No Safer Football Helmet for Kids: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Researchers compared high-tech helmets to standard gear for concussion protection

  • A Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's?
    (08-Oct-2013)
    Study doesn't prove cause and effect, but researchers note that bacteria travels easily from mouth to brain

  • Pricey Dental Implants Not Always Necessary, Study Finds
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Teeth that are salvageable may be better off treated than replaced, experts say

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Your Gums' Health, Too
    (02-Oct-2013)
    Study finds statins reduce gum inflammation

  • Heart Infection Causing Fewer Hospitalizations, Researchers Say
    (19-Sep-2013)
    Study found drop in endocarditis cases despite reduced use of preventive antibiotics

  • Geography, Income Determine Health Care in U.S., Report Says
    (18-Sep-2013)
    'We are often two Americas,' according to Commonwealth Fund

  • Tooth Cavities Linked to Lower Risk of Head, Neck Cancer in Study
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Bacteria involved in cavity formation may have some cancer-protective effect, researcher says, but skeptics aren't sure

  • Tooth Cavities Linked to Lower Risk of Head, Neck Cancer in Study
    (12-Sep-2013)
    Bacteria involved in cavity formation may have some cancer-protective effect, researcher says, but skeptics aren't sure

  • Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth?
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Watch for head and jaw pain

  • Health Tip: Help Ease Teething Pain
    (05-Sep-2013)
    Massage the gums with your fingers

  • Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
    (21-Aug-2013)
    Avoiding HPV is yet another reason to take care of your teeth, gums, experts say

  • Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?
    (14-Aug-2013)
    Study suggests pathway from oral bacteria to colon cells

  • Health Tip: Managing With Sensitive Teeth
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Use a special toothpaste

  • Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts
    (07-Aug-2013)
    Cleanings, dental X-rays don't pose a hazard, medical group says

  • Health Tip: When a Canker Sore Emerges
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Avoid spicy and acidic foods

  • Health Tip: Reduce the Risk of Canker Sores
    (11-Jul-2013)
    Avoid acidic foods

  • Dealing With Kids' Summer Dental Surprises
    (30-Jun-2013)
    Outdoor activities can mean more injuries to teeth

  • Health Tip: If You Have Braces
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Don't eat too many sugar foods

  • Annual Dental Cleaning May Be Enough for Some: Study
    (10-Jun-2013)
    But people at risk of gum disease need more frequent appointments, researcher says

  • 4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows

  • 4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, study shows

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Bad Breath?
    (28-May-2013)
    Limit onions and garlic

  • Diet Soda Habit as Bad for Teeth as Meth Addiction, Study Claims
    (23-May-2013)
    Acid in both can erode teeth over time

  • Primary Care Docs Should Play Role in Kids' Dental Health, Experts Say
    (20-May-2013)
    Government-appointed panel says family physicians can apply fluoride to children's teeth to prevent decay

  • Health Tip: Don't Smoke for a Better Smile
    (17-May-2013)
    Cigarette use stains teeth

  • Health Tip: Schedule Baby's First Dental Visit
    (14-May-2013)
    As soon as the first tooth pops out

  • Alligator Study Gives Clues to Regrowing Lost Teeth
    (14-May-2013)
    Researching the process in animals may one day help people replace missing teeth

  • Alligator Study Gives Clues to Regrowing Lost Teeth
    (14-May-2013)
    Researching the process in animals may one day help people replace missing teeth

  • Health Tip: Keep Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy
    (10-May-2013)
    Be sure to eat right

  • Health Tip: When a Bite Isn't Right
    (06-May-2013)
    How malocclusion may affect your child

  • No Need to Toss Your Child's Toothbrush After Strep Throat, Study Suggests
    (06-May-2013)
    The common practice may be unnecessary because strep bacteria typically don't survive

  • Health Tip: Signs of Periodontal Disease
    (24-Apr-2013)
    Including gums that bleed easily

  • Young Athletes Urged to Use Face-Protecting Gear
    (20-Apr-2013)
    Mouth guards, helmets and face shields can save teeth and more, experts say

  • Primary Care Docs Shouldn't Screen All Patients for Oral Cancer: Experts
    (11-Apr-2013)
    Too little evidence that it helps adults without symptoms, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

  • Dental Anesthesia May Interrupt Wisdom Teeth Growth
    (05-Apr-2013)
    Study finds link between numbing of lower jaw and lack of tooth buds

  • Woman's Tea Addiction Led to Loss of Teeth, Bone Problems
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Extreme levels of fluoride from daily consumption of a concentrated brew caused pain, brittle teeth

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Be Prepared for Dental Visits
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Follow this checklist of items to bring

  • Health Tip: Seniors, Be Prepared for Dental Visits
    (12-Mar-2013)
    Follow this checklist of items to bring

  • Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

  • 1 in 8 Adults May Have Sensitive Teeth
    (01-Mar-2013)
    Survey of U.S. dentists finds rates highest among young adults, women

  • Health Tip: Eating for Healthier Teeth
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Stick to a nutritious, balanced diet

  • Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Take Good Care of Dentures
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Brush them daily

  • Human Teeth Healthier in the Stone Age Than Today: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Food manufacturing progress altered oral bacteria, leading to chronic problems, researchers say

  • Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come
    (10-Feb-2013)
    Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

  • Early Dental Care Can Help Keep Kids Smiling for Years to Come
    (10-Feb-2013)
    Parents urged to make brushing, flossing and visiting dentist a regular habit

  • Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?
    (01-Feb-2013)
    Check for these signs of abscess

  • Health Tip: Promote Healthy Teeth
    (29-Jan-2013)
    Brush twice a day

  • Health Tip: Care for Your Mouthguard
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Brush it with toothpaste

  • Health Tip: Many Seniors Suffer From Dry Mouth
    (02-Jan-2013)
    Talk to your dentist about what's causing yours

  • Severe Gum Disease May Be Linked to Impotence
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Small study found men with periodontitis were about 3 times as likely to experience erectile problems

  • Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

  • Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

  • Study Supports Link Between Obesity, Cavities in Homeless Kids
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Besides difficulty gaining access to dental care, lack of good food, clean water may add to woes

  • Health Tip: When It's Smart to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed
    (08-Nov-2012)
    If you have any of these symptoms

  • Health Tip: Mouth Piercings Can Be Dangerous
    (07-Nov-2012)
    Here's what could happen

  • Health Tip: If Your Teeth Are Sensitive
    (31-Oct-2012)
    You may have tooth decay

  • Health Tip: Caring for an Older Person's Teeth
    (03-Oct-2012)
    Regular brushing and flossing are key

  • Health Tip: Kids Need to Stop Sucking Their Thumbs
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Or their oral health may suffer

  • Clues to Ancient Dentistry Found in Human Tooth
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Beeswax traces suggest this may be first known example of a filling, researchers say

  • Almost Half of U.S. Adults Have Gum Disease
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Rate is even higher for seniors, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth Healthier
    (11-Sep-2012)
    Suggestions for people 60 and older

  • Health Tip: Cleaning a Young Child's Teeth
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Oral care should start just after birth

  • Dental Woes Abound for Developmentally Disabled: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Problems such as gum disease, missing teeth threaten their overall health, experts say

  • Dental Woes Abound for Developmentally Disabled: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Problems such as gum disease, missing teeth threaten their overall health, experts say

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients May Have Higher Risk for Gum Disease
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Small study also found disease was more severe, but cause and effect not proven

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (07-Aug-2012)
    Don't share utensils

  • Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids' Teeth
    (01-Aug-2012)
    As Americans rely less on tap water, lack of fluoride could be a concern, experts say

  • Too Much Bottled Water Might Harm Kids' Teeth
    (01-Aug-2012)
    As Americans rely less on tap water, lack of fluoride could be a concern, experts say

  • Teething Baby? Avoid Benzocaine, FDA Says
    (29-Jul-2012)
    This over-the-counter anesthetic can lead to a deadly condition in children

  • Cost Keeps Many Americans From Good Dental Care: Report
    (18-Jul-2012)
    While most said their teeth were in good shape, many did not visit dentist regularly

  • Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

  • Health Tip: Don't Neglect Oral Hygiene During Pregnancy
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Plastics Chemical in Dental Fillings Might Affect Children's Behavior: Study
    (17-Jul-2012)
    But research could not prove bisphenol-A (BPA) caused the subtle changes

  • Racial Gap in Kids' Dental Care Vanishing: Study
    (05-Jul-2012)
    But black children still get more cavities, expert says

  • Health Tip: How to Floss
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Don't forget the back of each tooth

  • Health Tip: Get Enough Calcium
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Sprinkle shredded cheese on soups or salads

  • Gum Disease, HPV May Play Role in Head & Neck Cancers
    (18-Jun-2012)
    Risks for these tumors rose alongside infection with the virus and poor gums, study found

  • Limited Use of Antibiotics OK for Dental Patients: Study
    (15-Jun-2012)
    No increase seen in the heart condition infective endocarditis

  • Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Swedish study that tracked people for 24 years found association between the two

  • Many Kids on Medicaid Don't See Dentist: Study
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Some improvement found over 5-year period but expert says program cuts could hurt

  • 1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC
    (31-May-2012)
    Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

  • 1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC
    (31-May-2012)
    Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

  • 1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities: CDC
    (31-May-2012)
    Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says

  • Severe Gum Disease, Impotence May Be Linked
    (21-May-2012)
    Men younger than 30, over 70 at particular risk, study shows

  • Tiny Tots in the Dentist's Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry
    (18-May-2012)
    Options for kids now include sealants and early removal of wisdom teeth

  • From One Generation to the Next, Dental Care Changes
    (18-May-2012)
    Mom of 3 notes less trepidation from kids, more choices from dentists

  • Energy and Sports Drinks Eat Away at Teeth, Study Finds
    (02-May-2012)
    But beverage industry disputes the claim, saying many factors contribute to enamel erosion

  • No Proof That Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease, Experts Say
    (18-Apr-2012)
    But conditions share common risk factors, and neither should be neglected

  • Health Tip: When It's Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed
    (13-Apr-2012)
    Visit your dentist if your teeth hurt

  • Health Tip: Prevent Periodontal Disease
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Good dental hygiene can help protect your gums

  • Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Study found increased risk, but connection was not conclusive

  • Dentists Play Key Role in Detecting Oral Cancer
    (07-Apr-2012)
    Ask for screening as part of your general checkup, experts say

  • Taking Multivitamins Won't Prevent Canker Sores, Study Says
    (06-Apr-2012)
    People on daily vitamins had as many episodes of the oral lesions as those who took placebos

  • Health Tip: Warning Signs of Gum Disease
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Visit your dentist at the first symptoms

  • Bacteria From Mouth Can Lead to Heart Inflammation: Study
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Once in the bloodstream, it can evade the immune system

  • Treating Gum Disease May Help Diabetics Avoid Complications
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Good periodontal care helped reduce hospitalizations, medical costs over time, study found

  • Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Gum Disease?
    (20-Mar-2012)
    Here are common risk factors

  • Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

  • Acid Reflux From Chronic Heartburn May Damage Teeth
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Study reveals extent of harm that GERD can cause in the mouth, but some preventive measures exist

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Dry Mouth
    (05-Mar-2012)
    What you can do if you have the condition

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Kids' Teeth From Cavities
    (29-Feb-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Kids From Poorer Families Drink Too Much Juice: Poll
    (24-Feb-2012)
    Sugary beverages can cause obesity, tooth decay, experts say

  • Laughing in the Face of Dental Fear May Ease Worries
    (22-Feb-2012)
    For those who hate going to the dentist, thinking positively, joking with dental staff relieved stress, studies say

  • Health Tip: Treating Jaw Pain
    (14-Feb-2012)
    Here are possible remedies

  • Health Tip: Chewing Tobacco Harms Oral Health
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Here are some examples of what can go wrong

  • Health Tip: Troubled by a Toothache?
    (09-Feb-2012)
    Suggestions to help ease the pain

  • Quitting Smoking May Halve Risk of Oral Health Problems
    (07-Feb-2012)
    Smokers four times more likely to develop oral conditions, such as mouth cancers, gum disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: Avoid Sugary Foods for Healthier Teeth
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to help prevent cavities

  • Health Tip: Stop Your Child's Thumb-Sucking Habit
    (17-Jan-2012)
    The practice can be harmful to teeth

  • Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions for making the adjustment

  • Health Tip: Learning to Eat With Dentures
    (26-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions for making the adjustment

  • Dentist Gives Advice to Keep Holiday Smiles Bright
    (17-Dec-2011)
    Avoid tooth damage and decay caused by wine, sweets and stress by making oral health a priority

  • Dentists Could Fill Gap in Health Care, Study Says
    (15-Dec-2011)
    Many Americans who make dental visits don't get routine medical care

  • Health Tip: Protect Teeth From Decay
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Suggestions for newborns and young children

  • Watch What You Eat After Teeth-Whitening, Expert Says
    (20-Nov-2011)
    Blueberries, wine and soy sauce stain while cheese, firm fruits and veggies 'scrub'

  • Watch What You Eat After Teeth-Whitening, Expert Says
    (20-Nov-2011)
    Blueberries, wine and soy sauce stain while cheese, firm fruits and veggies 'scrub'

  • Losing Weight May Help Fight Gum Disease
    (16-Nov-2011)
    Obese people who shed pounds showed improvements in gum health

  • Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study
    (14-Nov-2011)
    Dental office visits protect the heart by curbing growth of harmful bacteria, researchers say

  • Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

  • Jaw Shrinks With Age, 40-Year Study Finds
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Teeth crowding and changes in bite can result, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Clean Dentures Well
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Suggestions for proper care

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
    (20-Oct-2011)
    Suggestions for a healthier mouth

  • Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth
    (02-Oct-2011)
    Sugar creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that cause tooth decay, expert warns

  • Health Tip: Mouthguards Protect Your Smile
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Less risk of broken teeth or tissue damage during physical activity

  • Toothless Grins Are Only Cute on Babies
    (03-Sep-2011)
    Three million teeth will get knocked out this year during youth sporting events

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Mouth After Tooth Extraction
    (22-Aug-2011)
    Don't smoke, rinse carefully are two suggestions

  • Health Tip: Chew Sugarless Gum
    (17-Aug-2011)
    And help spare your teeth

  • Health Tip: Eating Disorders May Affect Oral Health
    (05-Aug-2011)
    How teeth and gums may be affected

  • Dentists May Be Able to Spot Undiagnosed Diabetes
    (28-Jul-2011)
    Periodontal disease an early complication of the blood sugar illness, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Soothe Swollen Gums
    (26-Jul-2011)
    Suggestions for care at home

  • Millions of Americans Lack Access to Dental Care: Report
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Too few dentists in certain regions, lack of insurance coverage are key factors cited

  • Dental Care for Kids on Medicaid Varies by Fees Each State Sets
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Study finds higher reimbursements mean more children get dental care

  • Health Tip: Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Start now to protect baby's teeth

  • Health Tip: What May Cause Facial Pain
    (13-Jun-2011)
    Problems can range from your teeth to a headache

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Bad Breath
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Suggestions for a sweeter smell

  • Health Tip: Floss for Healthier Teeth and Gums
    (01-Jun-2011)
    Here's what experts recommend

  • Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay
    (31-May-2011)
    Their rate of untreated cavities was three times higher than other kids, study finds

  • Native American Children Have More Tooth Decay
    (31-May-2011)
    Their rate of untreated cavities was three times higher than other kids, study finds

  • Some Dentists Reluctant to Treat Kids on Medicaid: Study
    (23-May-2011)
    Head of American Dental Association calls for better funding for public-assistance programs

  • Health Tip: Signs That You May Have Periodontal Disease
    (20-May-2011)
    Sometimes called gingivitis

  • Health Tip: Don't Fear the Dentist
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Here's how to ease anxiety before a checkup

  • Orthodontic Retainers Can Harbor Harmful Microbes
    (18-Mar-2011)
    Many of these teeth-positioning devices are contaminated with bacteria, fungi, study finds

  • Special Assistants Making Inroads in Dentistry
    (25-Feb-2011)
    Some praise, others reject creation of 'dental therapist' positions

  • Health Tip: Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Risk factors for vitamin D deficiency

  • Health Tip: Why Do I Have Gingivitis?
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Risk factors for the gum disease

  • Metal Tongue Piercings Linked to Raised Infection Risks
    (19-Jan-2011)
    Study found plastic studs harbored less bacteria

  • Health Tip: Brush Baby's Gums
    (11-Jan-2011)
    And brush teeth as soon as they appear

  • U.S. Officials Recommend Reduced Fluoride Levels in Water
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Goal is to prevent kids from getting too much, developing spotted teeth, experts say

  • Health Tip: Smokeless Tobacco Can Harm Your Oral Health
    (05-Jan-2011)
    Here's how

  • Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

  • Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Memory Loss
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Gum infection may cause inflammation that affects the brain, researcher suggests

  • Health Tip: Treating Canker Sores
    (24-Dec-2010)
    Suggestions that may ease the pain

  • Doggy Dentistry Can Now Mean Braces
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Owners are typically getting the devices to ease their pets' pain, discomfort from an abnormal bite

  • Health Tip: Your Mouth is a Health Barometer
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Oral problems may be tied to other medical issues

  • FDA Panel Calls for Safety Review of Mercury in Dental Fillings
    (16-Dec-2010)
    Committee notes new research that might point to potential problems

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Fossil Teeth of Neanderthals Reveal Fast Track to Maturity
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Modern humans benefit from slower growth, longer lives, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Need Braces?
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Conditions that braces can help treat

  • Health Tip: Choosing a Dentist
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Suggestions from the experts

  • Toothache More Likely to Strike Poor, Minority Kids: U.S. Study
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Equitable, universal dental care could help ease the disparity, researchers say

  • Fish Oil Might Help Fight Gum Disease
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Study found eating moderate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids seemed beneficial

  • Study Suggests Osteoporosis Drug Might Treat Loss of Bone in Jaw
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Ironically, disfiguring condition has been tied to heavy use of another osteoporosis drug

  • Invasive Dentistry May Raise Short-Term Heart, Stroke Risk
    (18-Oct-2010)
    But it's still safer to treat gum disease than not, experts say

  • Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Study adds to evidence suggesting that regular oral care may help protect heart, at least in women

  • Gum Disease More Common in U.S. Than Previously Thought
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Earlier reports may have underestimated by as much as 50%, experts say

  • Health Tip: Ward Off Tooth Decay
    (28-Sep-2010)
    Help protect your teeth

  • Health Tip: Raising the Risk of Overbite
    (23-Sep-2010)
    Ask your doctor when child should let go of pacifier, thumb-sucking

  • No Evidence That Asthma Leads to Tooth Decay: Study
    (17-Sep-2010)
    In some studies, children with asthma even found to have fewer cavities, researchers say

  • Large Companies More Likely to Offer Dental Insurance
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Only about a third of all U.S. businesses provide it, study finds

  • Fillings, Sealants May Leach BPA Into Kids' Mouths
    (07-Sep-2010)
    But analysis finds exposure to the controversial chemical is short-lived, with health effects unclear

  • Health Tip: Why Gums Swell
    (17-Aug-2010)
    Some possible causes

  • Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth
    (05-Aug-2010)
    One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

  • Tongue Piercing Can Cause Costly Gap in Front Teeth
    (05-Aug-2010)
    One woman's experience suggests a risk; other potential problems include gum trauma, infection

  • Low-Income Children Not Getting Adequate Dental Care
    (08-Jul-2010)
    California study finds those covered by public health insurance less likely to make regular visits, if they go at all

  • Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

  • Cavities in Baby Teeth May Come From Poor Food Choices
    (22-Jun-2010)
    Dental office a good place to offer education on kids' nutrition, researcher says

  • Cost-Conscious Cancer Survivors Skip Care
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Research suggests millions are going without needed medical services

  • Even in Non-Contact Sports, Mouth Guards Are Essential
    (11-Jun-2010)
    They help keep people of all ages and all sports smiling, experts say

  • 1 in 4 Americans Under 65 Lacks Dental Insurance
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Latest stats, from 2008, show employment, education and race all affect access to care

  • Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
    (28-May-2010)
    Study finds link between lack of oral hygiene and cardiovascular disease

  • Homeless Americans Unlikely to Receive Basic Health Care
    (24-May-2010)
    More than 40 percent can't get dental services, eyeglasses, researchers find

  • Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks
    (03-May-2010)
    Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

  • Allergy-Linked Mouth Breathing Spells Trouble for Kids
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Children at risk for facial deformities, poor grades, dentists say

  • After Teeth Are Pulled, Platelet-Rich Plasma May Speed Healing
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Process speeds formation of jaw bone, researchers say

  • Health Tip: I've Got a Toothache
    (22-Apr-2010)
    Here's a list of possible causes

  • Health Tip: Why Are My Gums Bleeding?
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Here's a list of possible causes

  • Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
    (30-Mar-2010)
    For fearful patients, ancient therapy could help, study suggests

  • Protect Your Baby's Smile
    (06-Mar-2010)
    Follow these tips to prevent early tooth decay, damage

  • Treating Gum Disease May Thwart Preterm Births
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Fewer women who had successful periodontal treatment gave birth early, study finds

  • Grinding Teeth at Night May Be a Sign of Daytime Stress
    (05-Mar-2010)
    Those who do it appear to have difficulty coping in a positive way, researchers say

  • Dental Problems Could Point to Meth Use
    (03-Mar-2010)
    The more severe the addiction, the greater the decay, study finds

  • Genes Behind Tooth Development Discovered
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Scientists say they affect appearance of first one, number of teeth in first year

  • Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (16-Feb-2010)
    Most often affecting the upper front teeth

  • Children Likelier to See Dentist if Parents Go Too
    (02-Feb-2010)
    To improve tooth health, target mom, dad and pediatricians, experts say

  • Health Tip: Spot the Signs of TMJ
    (28-Jan-2010)
    If you have these symptoms, see a dentist

  • Bone Loss May Accompany Dental Implants
    (26-Jan-2010)
    Smokers suffer more deterioration than nonsmokers, researcher says

  • Stillborn Case Linked to Bleeding Gums During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2010)
    Bacteria from mouth traveled through bloodstream to placenta, researchers say

  • Painless 'Plasma Jets' Instead of Dental Drill?
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Cavities could be repaired with less discomfort, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Prevent Denture Problems
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Suggestions for basic care

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Braces
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Practice good dental hygiene, and watch what you eat

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Braces
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Practice good dental hygiene, and watch what you eat

  • Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Have Originated in Gut
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Germ linked to tooth decay evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say

  • Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Have Originated in Gut
    (28-Dec-2009)
    Germ linked to tooth decay evolved from a beneficial organism, researchers say

  • Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
    (22-Dec-2009)
    Findings could someday help scientists engineer tooth enamel

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Grind the Teeth?
    (03-Dec-2009)
    A practice called bruxism

  • Health Tip: Learn the Warning Signs of Gingivitis
    (01-Dec-2009)
    Check your gums for symptoms of inflammation

  • Dental Plaque Buildup May Raise Heart Risk in Black Men
    (02-Oct-2009)
    White blood cell activity increases in these patients when oral hygiene is neglected, study finds

  • Doctor Visits Are Getting Short Shrift in Tight Economy
    (30-Sep-2009)
    More than a third of Americans have cut back on medical care, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding Gum Disease
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Your risk increases with age

  • Health Tip: Prevent Cavities
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Help keep teeth strong and healthy

  • Gum Disease May Increase Head and Neck Cancer Risk
    (08-Sep-2009)
    The threat seems the same for smokers, nonsmokers, study finds

  • Health Tip: Help Improve Your Dental Health
    (17-Aug-2009)
    Your food choices matter

  • Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice
    (03-Aug-2009)
    They hope feat will someday lead to organ generation for humans

  • FDA Calls for Stricter Controls on Mercury Fillings
    (28-Jul-2009)
    But notes dental devices pose no great risk to most people; consumer organization aghast at ruling

  • Health Tip: If You Fear Going to the Dentist
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Here are suggestions to help calm your nerves

  • New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds

  • New Weapon Emerges to Fight Kids' Cavities
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Xylitol syrup may protect baby teeth from decay, much like fluoride, study finds

  • Gum Disease, Heart Disease Share Genetic Link
    (26-May-2009)
    Discovery helps explain association between the two illnesses

  • Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
    (09-May-2009)
    The way people savor flavor compounds the problem, experts say

  • Health Tip: Do You Have an Impacted Tooth?
    (15-Apr-2009)
    Head and neck pain may be symptoms

  • Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
    (05-Apr-2009)
    When tested in rabbits, resolvins reduced inflammation

  • Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
    (05-Apr-2009)
    Experts say common denominator may be inflammation, suggest heart-healthy diet

  • Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Japanese study points to good oral health as a means to prevent spread of HIV

  • Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
    (03-Apr-2009)
    Experts even suggest delaying brushing after consumption

  • Health Tip: Prevent Bleeding Gums
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Brushing and flossing will help

  • Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
    (09-Mar-2009)
    Many are skipping medical, dental visits because of financial concerns

  • Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Who should be concerned about gum disease

  • Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
    (24-Feb-2009)
    Discovery might someday lead to new dental techniques

  • Health Tip: Tobacco and Oral Health
    (17-Feb-2009)
    What it can do to your mouth

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth
    (13-Feb-2009)
    Or risk losing them

  • Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
    (29-Jan-2009)
    They may share common underlying trait, but connection is vague, study says

  • Health Tip: Dental Visits for Older Patients
    (08-Jan-2009)
    Things you should discuss

  • Health Tip: Help Stop Thumbsucking
    (07-Jan-2009)
    Before it affects your child's teeth

  • Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
    (01-Jan-2009)
    Condition marked by pain, swelling, loose teeth and exposed bone

  • Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
    (19-Dec-2008)
    Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

  • Health Tip: Diabetes and Gum Disease
    (18-Dec-2008)
    Here are some warning signs

  • Health Tip: Braces Basics
    (15-Dec-2008)
    Take care of your teeth and braces

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Cavities
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Take good care of your teeth

  • Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
    (27-Nov-2008)
    November is lung cancer awareness month, and doctors urge everyone to kick the habit

  • Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
    (20-Nov-2008)
    Review suggests preserving natural teeth should be top priority for patients, clinicians

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Periodontal disease rises as the joint ailment worsens, research shows

  • Health Tip: Fluoride Use by Children
    (22-Oct-2008)
    How much do they need?

  • Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Reproductive pressures, dietary preferences all contribute, anthropologist suggests

  • Hormones May Be to Blame for Women's Cavity Rates
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Reproductive pressures, dietary preferences all contribute, anthropologist suggests

  • Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
    (29-Sep-2008)
    Nerve cells may help spur inflammation, study shows

  • Bisphosphonates Cause Rare Eye Inflammation
    (24-Sep-2008)
    Finding just latest in list of potential adverse events for bone-saving medications

  • An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Researchers study interaction of mouth bacteria and blood cells

  • Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
    (22-Aug-2008)
    It might someday help lessen dentists' reliance on the dreaded drill

  • Health Tip: Dental Care for Seniors
    (28-Jul-2008)
    Suggestions for brushing

  • Gummy Bears Join Cavity Fight
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Treats sweetened with xylitol cut levels of bacteria in children's plaque, study finds

  • Health Tip: Keep Teeth in Tip-Top Shape
    (09-Jul-2008)
    Help prevent dental problems

  • A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
    (08-Jul-2008)
    Syrup containing sugar substitute xylitol actually helps prevent cavities, researchers say

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Affect Baby's Dental Health
    (04-Jul-2008)
    Low concentrations may lead to enamel defects, early tooth decay, study finds

  • Health Tip: The Word on Wisdom Teeth
    (23-Jun-2008)
    What to expect after they're removed

  • Health Tip: Calming Your Fear of the Dentist
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Don't be afraid to reveal your anxiety

  • Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Daily care of teeth, gums keeps risk of bacterial disease in valves at bay

  • Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
    (07-Jun-2008)
    Periodontal disease associated with higher levels of insulin resistance, studies say

  • Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss
    (03-Jun-2008)
    Women with multiple children need to be especially vigilant about oral health, findings suggest

  • Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
    (27-May-2008)
    Chronic inflammation could be the link, experts say

  • Health Tip: X-Rays at the Dentist
    (06-May-2008)
    What they can help detect

  • Health Tip: Talking to Your Dentist
    (28-Apr-2008)
    Suggested questions to ask

  • Gum Disease, HPV a Double Whammy
    (04-Apr-2008)
    The two work in tandem to increase risk of tongue cancer, study shows

  • Dental Erosion on Rise in U.S.
    (12-Mar-2008)
    Tooth enamel losses, found in 30% of middle schoolers studied, blamed on acids in sweet drinks

  • Health Tip: Dental Care for Your Youngster
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Even before teeth come in

  • Gene Expression Differences Affect Drug Response
    (28-Feb-2008)
    Finding may point to new disease treatments in various populations

  • Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth?
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Information about bruxism

  • Health Tip: Baby Teeth Need Attention
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Dental care should begin early

  • Marijuana Bad for the Gums
    (06-Feb-2008)
    Regular use ups risk of periodontal disease, study finds

  • Health Tip: If You Fear Going to the Dentist
    (26-Dec-2007)
    Suggestions to deal with the anxiety

  • Health Tip: Athletes Should Wear a Mouth Guard
    (18-Dec-2007)
    Help protect your teeth

  • Dentists Take Dimmer View of Patients' Smiles
    (17-Dec-2007)
    People are more pleased with their teeth than professionals might think, survey finds

  • Obesity Weakens Immune Response
    (12-Dec-2007)
    Study found fat mice had harder time fighting gum disease

  • New Automated System Can ID Disaster Victims in Minutes
    (27-Nov-2007)
    It uses software and X-rays to produce fast, accurate results, study says

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Braces
    (30-Oct-2007)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Health Tip: What's Behind Your Toothache
    (23-Oct-2007)
    Things that can cause tooth pain

  • Tooth Troubles Could Raise Dementia Risk
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Fewer teeth in old age linked to mental woes, study finds

  • Drug Combo Blocks Pain Without Impairing Movement
    (03-Oct-2007)
    Chili pepper compound plus lidocaine derivative anesthetizes without numbness in rat study

  • Breast-Feeding Doesn't Contribute to Cavities
    (01-Oct-2007)
    Toddler tooth troubles more likely linked to poverty, maternal smoking, study says

  • Breast-Feeding Doesn't Contribute to Cavities
    (01-Oct-2007)
    Toddler tooth troubles more likely linked to poverty, maternal smoking, study says

  • Health Tip: Pacifier Safety
    (20-Sep-2007)
    How to protect your infant

  • Health Tip: Brightening Your Pearly Whites
    (18-Sep-2007)
    Talk to your dentist about what's best for you

  • Coming Soon: Pain-Free Dentistry
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Scientists hard at work on no-drill dental fillings

  • Coming Soon: Pain-Free Dentistry
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Scientists hard at work on no-drill dental fillings

  • Whiplash May Result in Delayed Jaw Pain
    (30-Aug-2007)
    Trauma patients 5 times more likely to suffer facial dysfunction after a crash

  • Health Tip: Problems With Your Dentures?
    (13-Aug-2007)
    Suggestions on how to take care of them

  • Health Tip: Saving a Knocked-Out Tooth
    (28-Jun-2007)
    Time is of the essence

  • Health Tip: Recovering From Root Canal
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Here's what to expect

  • Smoking, Sleeplessness Tough on Oral Health
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Getting more shut-eye and quitting cigarettes improves gums, study shows

  • FDA Bans Toothpaste From China
    (01-Jun-2007)
    Agency warns consumers that the products contain a dangerous chemical used in antifreeze and as a solvent

  • Gum Disease Boosts Tongue Cancer Risk in Men
    (22-May-2007)
    Periodontitis viruses could trigger the malignancies, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Teeth Love Fluoride
    (11-May-2007)
    It helps protect tooth enamel

  • More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay
    (30-Apr-2007)
    But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

  • More Young Children Suffering From Tooth Decay
    (30-Apr-2007)
    But report finds some signs of improvement in dental care

  • Despite Dentists' Urging, Many Don't Take Proper Care of Teeth
    (28-Apr-2007)
    Even 'behavior management techniques' can't get people to brush and floss the right way

  • Health Tip: Cracked Tooth?
    (27-Apr-2007)
    Here are some common causes

  • Very Few Heart Patients Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work
    (27-Apr-2007)
    New AHA guidelines focus on tiny minority at risk of cardiac infection

  • Health Tip: Preventing Baby Bottle Decay
    (03-Apr-2007)
    Watch what your child drinks

  • Health Tip: Soothing Sensitive Teeth
    (02-Apr-2007)
    A special toothpaste or mouthwash may help

  • Dental Enamel Grown From Cultured Cells
    (23-Mar-2007)
    New method might help repair damaged teeth or even regenerate new ones

  • Saliva Tests Making Their Way to Routine Care
    (22-Mar-2007)
    Screens are already in the works for cancer, other illnesses, experts say

  • Dental X-Rays Point to Bone Loss in Women
    (22-Mar-2007)
    They were just as accurate as standard density tests, study finds

  • Toothbrushing Can Trigger Epileptic Seizures
    (06-Mar-2007)
    Rhythmic nature of brushing could stimulate brain, researchers say

  • Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart
    (28-Feb-2007)
    Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

  • Scientists Grow Mouse Teeth From Single Cells
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Hurdles remain, but technology might someday regenerate other structures, organs

  • U.S. Dentists 'Give Kids a (Free) Smile' This Friday
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Annual one-day initiative provides dental care at no cost to disadvantaged youngsters

  • U.S. Dentists 'Give Kids a (Free) Smile' This Friday
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Annual one-day initiative provides dental care at no cost to disadvantaged youngsters

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Gingivitis
    (30-Jan-2007)
    Here are some warning signs

  • Gum Disease, Pancreatic Cancer Link Seen
    (16-Jan-2007)
    It's another reason to practice good dental care, experts say

  • Health Tip: Grinding Your Teeth
    (10-Jan-2007)
    Often, it's prompted by stress

  • Keep Sugary Drinks Out of Sippy Cups
    (01-Jan-2007)
    Bathing young teeth in sweet liquids boosts tooth decay, dentists warn

  • Don't Brush Off Dental Health Over the Holidays
    (26-Dec-2006)
    Sweet treats can be bitter on teeth, doctors warn

  • Health Tip: Don't Ignore Bleeding Gums
    (26-Dec-2006)
    They could signal dental or periodontal disease

  • Health Tip: Helpful Hints for Flossing
    (25-Dec-2006)
    Keep teeth and gums healthy

  • Stem Cell Technique Could Help Kids Avoid Root Canal
    (21-Dec-2006)
    It allows the tooth's regenerative cells to continue making strong teeth

  • Gum Disease Doesn't Affect Birth Outcomes
    (01-Nov-2006)
    Study refutes prior findings linking poor gum health to preemie delivery

  • Health Tip: When Braces Cause Discomfort
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Here's what to do

  • New Treatment Spots, Kills Bad Oral Bacteria
    (23-Oct-2006)
    Antimicrobial rinse could be used to fight cavities, bad breath, scientists say

  • Gum Disease Can Trigger Host of Problems
    (14-Oct-2006)
    Left untreated, it can contribute to ills ranging from diabetes to heart trouble

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Teeth
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Good dental care and diet are key

  • Gum Implants Could Treat Periodontal Disease
    (14-Sep-2006)
    Researchers say they release medicines that treat inflammation, infection

  • FDA Advisers Reject Safety Report on Dental Fillings
    (07-Sep-2006)
    Mercury-containing amalgams need further study, they contend

  • Health Tip: Your Child's Pacifier
    (30-Aug-2006)
    It shouldn't be used once permanent teeth emerge

  • Health Tip: If You Want Whiter Teeth
    (23-Aug-2006)
    Discuss options with your dentist

  • Flossing a Quick Fix for Gum Disease, Bad Breath
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Twins' study shows big results in just 2 weeks

  • Health Tip: Caring for Your Dentures
    (11-Aug-2006)
    Keep bacteria at bay with regular cleaning

  • 'SmileLine' Call-In to Field Oral Health Questions
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Free advice by phone is just one part of Friday's Dental Awareness Day

  • 'SmileLine' Call-In to Field Oral Health Questions
    (03-Aug-2006)
    Free advice by phone is just one part of Friday's Dental Awareness Day

  • Health Tip: Prevent Periodontitis
    (31-Jul-2006)
    Proper dental care can spare your teeth

  • Health Tip: Teething Suggestions
    (10-Jul-2006)
    Ways to comfort your baby

  • Protein Holds Promise as Tooth Regenerator
    (29-Jun-2006)
    It helps rebuild dentin, a bone-like hard tissue, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Take Care of Those Braces
    (29-Jun-2006)
    Avoid foods that can loosen or bend them

  • Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children
    (29-Jun-2006)
    But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

  • Protein Holds Promise as Tooth Regenerator
    (29-Jun-2006)
    It helps rebuild dentin, a bone-like hard tissue, researchers report

  • Simple Steps Bring Sweeter Breath
    (18-Jun-2006)
    Good tooth and tongue care can prevent halitosis, experts say

  • Gum Disease Can Harm Much More Than Your Teeth
    (15-Jun-2006)
    Periodontal problems could aggravate other ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease

  • Health Tip: My Teeth Are Discolored
    (13-Jun-2006)
    Foods and medications are likely culprits

  • Health Tip: Bad Breath Isn't Always a Harmless Problem
    (07-Jun-2006)
    Sometimes it can indicate a serious condition

  • Health Tip: Preventing Cavities
    (31-May-2006)
    Proper care is key to good dental health

  • Genes Help Gum-Disease Germ Harm Arteries
    (24-May-2006)
    They could explain how periodontal infections boost heart risks, researchers say

  • Sports Drink Can Be Tough on Teeth
    (12-May-2006)
    The energizing beverages are harmful to enamel, dentists say

  • No Clear Winner in Fight Against Bad Breath
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Most methods only mask bacteria-linked odors, study finds

  • New Research Finds Mercury Fillings Are Safe
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Others contend findings aren't the final word on issue

  • Timely Tricks Save Knocked-Out Teeth
    (14-Apr-2006)
    Keep it in its socket, then rush to endodontist, experts advise

  • Health Tip: Pay Attention to Your Child's Teeth
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Begin dental care at birth

  • Flint Drills Kept Stone-Age Smiles Bright
    (05-Apr-2006)
    Evidence of sophisticated, 9,000-year-old dentistry unearthed in Pakistan

  • Limit Your Kid's Sugar for Better Dental Health
    (01-Apr-2006)
    How often and when kids have sweets is as important in prevention, dentists say

  • Health Tip: Dry Socket in Your Mouth
    (31-Mar-2006)
    How to prevent this after tooth extraction

  • Health Tip: When to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed
    (29-Mar-2006)
    If they're not causing problems, you may not need surgery

  • Young Smiles Can Fall Prey to Tooth Decay
    (25-Mar-2006)
    Even preschoolers struggle with dental problems

  • Young Smiles Can Fall Prey to Tooth Decay
    (25-Mar-2006)
    Even preschoolers struggle with dental problems

  • Some Local Drinking Water Contains Too Much Fluoride
    (22-Mar-2006)
    U.S. panel concludes that health threats exist, including bone fractures

  • Anti-Inflammatory Drug Might Ease Gum Disease
    (10-Mar-2006)
    An omega-3 product proves effective in rabbit study

  • Red Wine May Ward Off Gum Disease
    (10-Mar-2006)
    But one expert cautioned that the findings are very preliminary

  • Popular Drinks Eat Away at Tooth Enamel
    (09-Mar-2006)
    Acidic beverages such as Gatorade, Red Bull and Coke can erode smiles, study suggests

  • Spit Test Spots Oral Cancer
    (09-Mar-2006)
    Saliva holds gene 'signature' that warns of early disease, study finds

  • Popular Drinks Eat Away at Tooth Enamel
    (09-Mar-2006)
    Acidic beverages such as Gatorade, Red Bull and Coke can erode smiles, study suggests

  • SCHIP Program Boosts Kids' Dental Care
    (08-Mar-2006)
    Study finds the state-run initiative is having an impact

  • Ancient Wisdom Teeth Reveal Humans' Changing Diet
    (08-Mar-2006)
    15,000-year-old remains suggest a shift away from coarser foods

  • Health Tip: Thumb Sucking Can Cause Long-Term Problems
    (27-Feb-2006)
    May affect tooth and jaw alignment

  • Poor Gums Take Big Bite Out of Health
    (24-Feb-2006)
    Periodontal disease ups risks for diabetes, heart disease and preemie delivery, experts warn

  • Smoking Boosts Risk for Root Canal
    (23-Feb-2006)
    Reasons for the connection aren't clear, researchers say

  • Diabetes Can Harm Young Children's Gums
    (15-Feb-2006)
    Study finds evidence of damage in kids as young as 6

  • Brush Up on Good Dental Care
    (12-Feb-2006)
    Tried and true tips to maintain terrific teeth

  • Health Tip: My Dentist Wants Me to Take an Antibiotic
    (07-Feb-2006)
    It may help ward off periodontal disease

  • Health Tip: Brush Your Teeth, Help Your Heart
    (25-Jan-2006)
    Gum care important in controlling plaque

  • Tough Love for Tiny Teeth
    (08-Jan-2006)
    Neglecting your child's baby teeth can cause problems with permanent teeth, experts say

  • Health Tip: Does Your Dental Visit Require Antibiotics?
    (27-Dec-2005)
    People with joint replacement often are at greater risk of infection

  • Health Tip: Floss for Good Tooth Health
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Here's how to do it properly

  • Fewer Teeth May Mean More Heart Woes
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Study finds association between tooth loss, cardiovascular disease

  • Health Tip: When Your Mouth Makes Your Head Hurt
    (20-Dec-2005)
    Poorly aligned jaw can give you a headache

  • Cholesterol May Link Gum Disease, Heart Disease
    (08-Dec-2005)
    Small study suggests periodontitis encourages a bad form of the blood fat

  • Health Tip: Want Those Pearly Whites Brighter?
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Be careful in choosing a dental whitening system

  • Got Gum Trouble? Your Heart Might Be Next
    (29-Nov-2005)
    Infected gums can contribute to clogged arteries, experts say

  • Health Tip: After You Have a Tooth Pulled
    (24-Nov-2005)
    Follow these suggestions

  • Health Tip: Abscesses Stem From Bacterial Infection
    (11-Nov-2005)
    See your dentist promptly to reduce pain

  • Health Tip: Too Much Fluoride Can Harm Young Children
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Parents should monitor its use

  • Health Tip: If You Have Dry Mouth
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Dentists can help treat symptoms

  • Amoxicillin May Damage Infants' Teeth
    (03-Oct-2005)
    But the researchers stress finding is preliminary, more study needed

  • Health Tip: Avoid Gum Disease
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Especially as you get older

  • More Young People Diagnosed With Gum Disease
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Periodontal trouble may also raise risks for pregnant women, study finds

  • Smokers Less Likely to Visit Dentist
    (12-Sep-2005)
    But they're at higher risk for dental trouble than nonsmokers, experts warn

  • Your Workout May Help You Beat Gum Infection
    (29-Aug-2005)
    Heart-healthy habits help fight dental diseases

  • C-Sections Linked to Higher Cavity Risk in Babies
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Less bacterial exposure during birth may be the cause, study suggests

  • C-Sections Linked to Higher Cavity Risk in Babies
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Less bacterial exposure during birth may be the cause, study suggests

  • A Good Checkup for Americans' Oral Health
    (25-Aug-2005)
    New government report finds they're winning the fight against tooth decay

  • Health Tip: When to Change a Toothbrush
    (19-Aug-2005)
    Every three months, or after an illness

  • Health Tip: Preventing Canker Sores
    (15-Aug-2005)
    Avoid abrasive and spicey foods

  • Health Tip: Diabetics Prone to Dental Problems
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Must pay close attention to oral health

  • Health Tip: Keep Kids' Gums Healthy
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Tell your doctor if you see warning signs

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child's Teeth
    (29-Jul-2005)
    Help keep them from chipping or breaking

  • Ibuprofen Before Gum Surgery Raises Bleeding
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Study suggests patients should halt use of the drug before procedure

  • Health Tip: Pain in the Pearly Whites at Night
    (18-Jul-2005)
    When you can't see a dentist until the next morning

  • Orthodontic Treatment? Relax...
    (14-Jul-2005)
    Natural hormone relaxin may loosen teeth up for less painful care

  • Dental Advice Doled Out For Free
    (13-Jul-2005)
    Experts will field questions on toll-free hotline on July 15

  • Scared of the Dentist? You're Not Alone
    (24-JUN-2005)
    Survey finds women more fearful than men -- maybe

  • Twins Study Suggests Possible Alzheimer's Risk Factors
    (19-JUN-2005)
    They include childhood health and whether you've had a stroke

  • Health Tip: Words of Wisdom Teeth
    (15-JUN-2005)
    When extraction may be necessary

  • Health Tip: Teeth Chattering at the Dentist?
    (10-JUN-2005)
    What to do about dental anxiety

  • Raisins Contain Beneficial Compounds for Dental Health
    (08-JUN-2005)
    But one expert warns the fruit in its natural form may promote cavities

  • Health Tip: Using a Mouth Rinse
    (08-JUN-2005)
    Can mask a real problem

  • Health Tip: Do You Have a Cracked Tooth?
    (26-MAY-2005)
    Sometimes, it's difficult to tell

  • Health Tip: Afraid of the Dentist?
    (09-MAY-2005)
    Try these anxiety-busting tips

  • Cell Therapy Targets Gum Disease, Stretch Marks
    (04-MAY-2005)
    Special dermal-layer cells might even regrow hair, company says

  • A Clean Sweep for Electric Toothbrushes
    (21-APR-2005)
    Circular-motion models beat manual brushing, studies show

  • Oral Rinse Targets Gingivitis
    (18-APR-2005)
    Kills bacteria that cause gum inflammation

  • Health Tip: If You Grind Your Teeth
    (15-APR-2005)
    Suggestions that may help you stop

  • Mercury Fillings in Moms Don't Lead to Small Babies
    (08-APR-2005)
    Risk of low birth weight infants debunked in new study

  • Health Tip: Your Baby's Teething
    (06-APR-2005)
    How to help young choppers feel better

  • Light Therapy May Give Gum Disease the Blues
    (31-MAR-2005)
    sensitive to certain types of light

  • Mom's Mouth Germs Could Spur Premature Birth
    (23-MAR-2005)
    Tooth decay bacteria may travel to uterus, researcher suspects

  • Cost Keeping Seniors from Dental Care
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Vast majority have no dental insurance, study finds

  • Health Tip: Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
    (17-MAR-2005)
    A bottle in bed is no-no

  • Health Tip: Battling Bad Breath
    (16-MAR-2005)
    Help may be a brush away

  • Panoramic Dental X-Rays Seldom Necessary
    (11-MAR-2005)
    Dentists should spare patients exposure when they can, researcher says

  • Health Tip: Keep Your Gums Healthy
    (04-MAR-2005)
    Brush and floss regularly

  • Spit Test Predicts Tots' Tooth Troubles
    (03-MAR-2005)
    New saliva-based screen assesses long-term cavity risk

  • Saliva Testing Moves Into the Mainstream
    (18-FEB-2005)
    Lowly spit might be a lifesaver in disease, infection detection

  • Hotline Offers Free Dental Advice
    (17-FEB-2005)
    National call-in sponsors hope to boost overall health

  • Love Your Teeth This Valentine's Day
    (13-FEB-2005)
    Kiss tooth trouble goodbye with these expert tips

  • Timely Tips for Teens and Their Teeth
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Experts say too many teens neglect their smile

  • Gum Disease Seems to Clog Arteries
    (07-FEB-2005)
    High levels of mouth bacteria linked to cardiovascular trouble, study finds

  • Health Tip: Mouth Problems Can Worsen With Age
    (04-FEB-2005)
    Take care of your teeth and gums

  • Friday Means Free Dental Care for Needy Kids
    (03-FEB-2005)
    ADA's 'Give Kids A Smile' day involves dentists nationwide

  • Health Tip: Dealing With Facial Pain
    (24-JAN-2005)
    Correct diagnosis is essential to proper treatment

  • Health Tip: Brush Your Baby's Teeth
    (19-JAN-2005)
    Suggestions to help infants and older toddlers

  • Health Tip: Avoid Chewing Aspirin
    (18-JAN-2005)
    Long-term practice could damage teeth

  • Amalgam Fillings Get Green Light
    (22-DEC-2004)
    Review finds insufficient evidence they cause health problems

  • Health Tip: Save Your Kids' Smiles
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Make sure they brush and floss after holiday goodies

  • Health Tip: Get Thy Baby to a Dentist
    (14-DEC-2004)
    Infants need checkups, too

  • Caring for America's Aging Smiles
    (28-NOV-2004)
    As the population grays, experts warn of dental care crisis

  • Health Tip: When to Change Your Toothbrush
    (15-NOV-2004)
    Every three to four months, experts say

  • Tobacco Use Causes Oral Health Decay
    (05-NOV-2004)
    Can lead to gum disease, mouth cancer, dentists warn

  • Health Tip: Thumbs Down to Thumb Sucking
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Tips to help him stop

  • Health Tip: Canker Sores
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Stress can up your risk, some experts say

  • Health Tip: Do You Need a Dental Implant?
    (26-OCT-2004)
    A replacement for missing choppers

  • Health Tip: How Dry I Am
    (18-OCT-2004)
    Fight dry mouth

  • Health Tip: Dentures Can Restore Your Smile
    (04-OCT-2004)
    But mouth care is still important

  • Health Tip: Oral Piercing
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Though increasingly popular, it can be dangerous

  • Health Tip: Filling a Cavity
    (20-SEP-2004)
    There are several options

  • Health Tip: You Don't Have To Be Royalty to Need a Crown
    (17-SEP-2004)
    Cosmetic denture covers a multiplicity of ills

  • Health Tip: If You're Having Root Canal
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Here's what will happen

  • Health Tip: Brush and Floss!
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Or risk losing your teeth

  • Kids Have Alternative to Dental Anesthesia
    (03-SEP-2004)
    Sedation method avoids risk, and children feel no pain

  • Health Tip: Tooth Knocked Out?
    (27-AUG-2004)
    Put it in milk

  • Health Tip: Don't Be Afraid of the Dentist
    (23-AUG-2004)
    Here are some ways to get ready

  • Keep Your Kids Cavity-Free
    (22-AUG-2004)
    Experts offer back-to-school advice on how to prevent tooth decay

  • Sinking Your Teeth Into Whitening Products
    (19-AUG-2004)
    Gels, strips or 'power bleaching': Experts rank what's best

  • Possible Link Between Tooth Whiteners and Oral Cancer Found
    (09-AUG-2004)
    Small study suggests key ingredients may start inflammation process

  • Health Tip: Do You Grind Your Teeth?
    (27-JUL-2004)
    You may be a bruxer