Oral Health Collection
Basic Oral Care
Mom's constant reminders to brush your teeth may be helping your heart. Good oral hygiene aids in preventing plaque build-up that characterizes both cardiac and gum diseases. Read more here.
Oral Care for Adults
True or false? You'll ultimately lose some or all of your teeth, and there's nothing you can do about it.
As is the case with natural teeth, brushing your dentures and gums at least once a day removes food particles and plaque, which maintains good oral health. Learn more here.
If you are considering oral surgery to improve your smile or correct a problem with your teeth, you can learn more here:
Your Kid's Teeth
But can snacking promote tooth decay? Which foods are teeth-friendly and which ones should you avoid the next time your child craves a little snack?
While baby’s first tooth is a milestone to remember, now is the time to think about how you will help your baby have a healthy mouth.
Special Topics (Continued)
Thumbsucking in preschool children is a very normal response to anxiety and stress and does not point to insecurity or emotional problems in your child. While thumbsucking is normal for infants and toddlers, this behavior should decrease by ages 3-4 and stop by age five. Unfortunately, many youngsters are slow to break the habit.
As hard as it may be for parents and grandparents to believe, a child's visit to the dentist is now an easy and even entertaining experience! The major reason for this turnabout is that tooth decay, formerly the most common of human diseases, is fast becoming a thing of the past. Read more here.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
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