Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

When is the right time to take children for their first dentist visit? Many parents still believe children should wait until age four or older to have their first dentist visit. However, children should really see the dentist much earlier. […]

Dental Homes Help Prevent Early Childhood Caries, Promote Lifelong Oral Health

The concept of “dental homes” is fairly new. The idea has been around for less than 20 years. Briefly, a dental home is “a place where children can receive consistent, comprehensive, compassionate dental care.” That definition comes from the American […]

Action for Dental Health Act of 2017

When representatives work together, their efforts rarely make the headlines. Therefore, you may have missed the fact that, earlier this year, they did just that. How? In a show of bipartisan support, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Action […]

Summer Dental Exams and Cleanings

Here comes summer break! What a great time to schedule dental exams and cleanings! The American Dental Association recommends two dental exams and cleanings each year. However, it can be a challenge to get kids to the dentist during the […]

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U.S. Kids Have Fewer Cavities Today

Compared to just a few years back, U.S. kids have fewer cavities or “dental caries” today.” Nevertheless, dental caries is still the top chronic disease among 6-19 year-olds. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2015-2016 kids far fewer […]

Poor Oral Health and Physical Frailty

The number of older adults in the US is dramatically increasing. This is also true of other developed countries. A recent study sheds light on the influence poor oral health has on physical frailty in older adults. Older adults’ health […]

Dental Inequality in America

In this blog, we’ve often looked at the ways oral health and overall health go hand in hand. However, the effects go beyond physical well-being. Doing without dental care can also have economic effects. So, in this post we’ll look […]

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How Dark Chocolate Affects Our Oral Health

Most people know that sugary sweets can be bad for teeth. However, dentists are rethinking their advice when it comes to chocolate. It turns out, chocolate may not be so hard on teeth, after all. Dark chocolate, that is. Why […]

Dental Filling Failure Linked to Personal Factors, Not Materials

Researchers have traditionally linked dental filling failure to the materials used. However, new research suggests that personal factors are also to blame. The results imply that personalized dental care could help improve treatment outcomes. Patient factors like smoking, drinking and […]

National Toothache Day

Each year, on February 9, the world celebrates “National Toothache Day.” Instead of concentrating on pain, it is a great time to discuss common tooth problems and to learn how to properly care for your oral health. Following a solid […]