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CT Dentists Stress Importance Of Childhood Oral Health During National Children's Dental Health Month

Dental Health Month Poster

SOUTHINGTON, Connecticut — February marks the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, during which the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) helps to raise awareness about the importance of childhood oral health.

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How Can I Tell If A Sore Throat Is Strep Throat?

Checking a sore throat

LOS ANGELES, California — You start feeling pain or tingling in your throat, and it hurts to swallow. Is it just a sore throat or is it strep throat? Do you just need to rest or do you need to see your doctor?

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Three Tips For Healthier Gums This Heart Health Month

By Kristen Brocavich, DDS and Srinivas R. Myneni, DDS, PhD

STONY BROOK, New York — From a young age, we are always reminded of the importance of taking care of our teeth. The teeth and gums help us to chew, speak, and of course, make up our beautiful smiles. In honor of Heart Health Month, it’s critical to recognize that proper oral health care can have an added benefit: a healthier heart. Many undiagnosed chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, can present in the mouth in the form of gum disease making the gums an important window into our overall health.

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What Can My Dentist Tell Me About My Overall Health?

Healthy Smiles

CHICAGO, Illinois — More than you might think. Most people consider teeth and gums as separate from other aspects of personal health, yet they are more connected to serious health conditions that you might realize. Good dental health is a reflection of good health overall. That is because the mouth is a gateway to the rest of our body. It is how we breathe and nourish our bodies. It is also a major source of contracting infection, from the air, or from what we eat. A routine dental exam may reveal unknown problems with your bones, heart, blood sugar, or digestion because certain warning signs live inside your mouth. So, visiting the dentist regularly is not only good for your dental health, but your overall health too.

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Do You Really Need To Toss Your Toothbrush After The Flu?

Tossing Toothbrushes Into The Trash!

AUGUSTA, Georgia — If you have recently fallen ill with a cold or the flu, you may be in a germ-ridding routine that includes wiping down and disinfecting household surfaces, washing sheets and towels, and tossing your toothbrush.

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How To Avoid Passing Down Cavities To Your Kids

Pediatric DentistGetting teeth and gums checked during pregnancy is safe and could give baby a fresh start to oral health

EDMONTON, Alberta — Along with genetic traits, parents can also pass on cavities to their babies, says a University of Alberta pediatric dentist.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry Screening for Free Dental Work!

UMKC StudentsHaven't been to the dentist in a few years? Get a free screening!

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is looking for people who may need small cavities restored between the teeth (which you probably don't know you have) OR who may need a deep cleaning (removal of tartar under the gums). You must be in good general health and have 16 or more teeth, including some molars.

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Did You Know That Pumpkins Can Benefit Your Oral Health?

CHICAGO, Illinois — This is the season that pumpkins are blooming everywhere. Many households and cafes will be filled with the aroma of pumpkin spices this Thanksgiving. Aside from being this season's most savory ingredient to some amazing drinks, soups and desserts, pumpkins pack in the nutrients to support positive oral health benefits.

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Tooth Erosion New Topic For ADA Catalog Brochure

What's eating you? Or, rather, what's eating your teeth?

CHICAGO, Illinois — The American Dental Association (ADA) released a new brochure in September, highlighting the need for crucial patient education on tooth erosion. The ADA also revised 20 brochures the same month, including the ADA's most popular brochure, Periodontal Disease: Don't Wait Until It Hurts (W121).

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Five Things You Didn't Know About Your Toothbrush

There's a lot about your toothbrush that you probably haven't considered

CARY, North Carolina — You use it twice each day, but there's a lot about your toothbrush that you probably haven't considered. It's the most effective tool for removing plaque, preventing cavities and freshening your breath, so the North Carolina Dental Society wants to ensure you're using it properly.

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