It seems like every week there’s a new development in dental technology that sounds like it’s straight out of sci-fi, like technology that may allow us to regrow teeth from stem cells. From the electric toothbrush to water flossing, we keep developing more effective tools with which to keep our mouths clean and healthy. So […]
It’s no longer a surprise to anyone to hear that tobacco use is dangerous for your health. But recent legislation could compromise the FDA’s ability to continue to communicate that important public health information to possible consumers of tobacco products.
New Act Exempts Dangerous Tobacco Products
The American Dental Association is one of 43 organizations urging Congress […]
If you accidentally burn off your eyebrows in an unfortunate birthday cake incident, or lose a toenail in a beachside adventure gone wrong, you don’t have to worry much — you can regrow your eyebrows and your toenails, and soon you’ll be good as new. But lose a tooth, and the solution isn’t quite as […]
You’ve heard it a million times: You have to floss. Brushing your teeth can only reach about 60% of your tooth surfaces, which means that if you aren’t flossing, you’re only cleaning a little over half of your teeth. Flossing can help prevent cavities and gum disease, and only takes a minute to do. On […]
People taking oral contraceptives can have a wide range of side effects, including unpleasant ones like nausea or headaches, or even positive ones, like clearer skin. But did you know that taking oral birth control can affect your gum health as well?
How Oral Contraceptives Impact Gums
Oral contraceptives change the balance of hormones in the body […]
Do you take at least one medication daily? Chances are that you do — statistics show that nearly 60% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and plenty of those people are taking more than one. If you include over-the-counter medications, those percentages get even higher. But how many of those people are talking […]
Nothing can make you feel insecure about your oral hygiene habits like talking to someone who’s never had a cavity! And, conversely, if you’re one of those people who’s never dealt with tooth decay, you might wonder what kind of poor tooth brushing or sugary diet might be leading your friends to need fillings.
But while […]
Just as humans haven’t looked the same throughout our evolutionary history, our teeth haven’t, either. Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg, a professor of anthropology at The Ohio State University, recently came out with a book that tackles the trajectory of human evolution in terms of our teeth. Her findings don’t just tell us about what our teeth used […]
The checklist of things a bride needs to do to prepare for her wedding is impossibly long. And alongside organizing a massive event for dozens or hundreds of people in an often rented venue complete with catering, music, and bar service, many brides are also concerned about looking their best.
From the perfect dress, perfectly tailored […]
It’s easy to make excuses for skipping a dental checkup if you aren’t experiencing any problems. But regular checkups are important to stay on top of oral health. Skipping checkups can exacerbate existing problems that you aren’t aware of yet. And even if your teeth are in perfect health, checkups can prevent future problems from […]