Posted 7:00 AM 2/10/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Every baby has a beautiful smile, and to keep it that way, parents should teach good dental habits at an early age, experts say.
A child's first dental appointment should occur six months after the first teeth erupt or by their first birthday. After (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 2/1/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Tooth pain can make eating and drinking difficult, and may signal an infection in or around a tooth -- medically called an abscess.
The University of Michigan Health System says warning signs of an abscess include:
Posted 5:00 AM 1/29/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Your pearly whites are one of the first things people notice, so it's important to keep them looking their best.
The American Dental Association suggests these healthy dental habits:
Posted 12:00 PM 1/25/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who smoked up until their surgery were more likely to take up the habit again compared to those who quit earlier, a new study finds.
The study from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., included lung cancer and head and neck cancer (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 1/23/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- There's a link between depression and anxiety symptoms and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder pain, a condition that affects the jaw, according to a new study.
TMJ disorders affect the muscles and joints that connect (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 1/7/2013 by By Amy Norton
MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Although the news on the U.S. cancer front is generally good, experts report a troubling upswing in a few uncommon cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV).
Since 2000, certain cancers caused by HPV -- anal cancer, cancer of (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 1/2/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Dry mouth can cause dental health problems, including an increased risk of cavities. And dry mouth is especially common in older adults.
The American Dental Association lists these tips to help manage dry mouth in seniors: