Posted 5:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.
The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace the (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A "bad bite," medically called malocclusion, occurs when the jaw becomes out of alignment due to crowded or crooked teeth.
The American Dental Association says these problems may result if the condition is left untreated in children:
Posted 7:00 AM 5/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often are advised to replace children's toothbrushes after they've had strep throat, but that might be misguided, a new study suggests.
"It is probably unnecessary to throw away your toothbrush after a diagnosis of strep throat," study co-author (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/24/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. Potential risk factors include poor dental hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, and your family history of the disease.
The American Dental Association says potential (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes and their parents and coaches are being reminded of the importance of wearing mouth and face protection during recreational and organized sports.
In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation predicted that more than 3 million (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/11/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough evidence exists to recommend that primary care physicians perform oral cancer screenings on adult patients who have no signs or symptoms of the condition, an expert panel says.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/5/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Giving dental anesthesia to young children may interrupt the development of their wisdom teeth, according to new research.
The study included 220 children who had been treated at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine pediatric dental clinic (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/2/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with recurrent sore throats might benefit from getting their tonsils removed, according to a new study from Finland.
People tend to think of tonsillitis -- sore and swollen tissues at the back of the throat -- as occurring in childhood. However (More)