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Brushing Your Teeth With Charcoal Toothpaste Could Cause Tooth Decay, Other Damages: Study

Charcoal toothpaste is hailed for so many benefits, from halitosis to fighting against infections but now, experts are speaking out against it. Here's why.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2019

Teeth Whitening Deal Bought From Facebook Leaves 42-Year-Old Clare Clark With ‘Botched Lip Filler’ Pout

A teeth whitening deal that costs only $80 left Clare Clark with serious allergic reaction. She could hardly eat or talk, and she had blisters in her mouth after the treatment.

Public Health May 7, 2019

Children's Risk For Cavities More Likely Influenced By Environmental Factors, Not Genes

Several environmental factors may play a key role in causing tooth decay and cavities to develop in young children, according to a new study. These include maternal obesity, defects in tooth enamel mineralization, and lack of community water fluoridation.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2019

Don't Have Dental Insurance? Windchime App Helps You Book Last-Minute Discounted Dentist Appointments

Need to go to the dentist but don't have insurance? A new app claims to help those without insurance by booking last-minute dentist appointments, in addition to giving up to 40 percent off appointments.

Apps/Software February 28, 2018

California Truck Driver Dies From Untreated Tooth Infection

Vadim Anatoliyevich Kondratyuk was driving the route from Truckee to New York on Jan. 24 when he began to experience pain in the lower left portion of the mouth. The pain turned out to be a tooth infection fast becoming worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 1, 2017

Teeth Grinding: What Is Bruxism And Why Is It Harmful To Health?

Teeth grinding or bruxism shouldn’t be taken lightly. It damages not only your teeth and gums, but it comes with painful side effects as well if not treated at an early stage.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Cavemen Used Toothpick To Clean Their Teeth 1.2 Million Years Ago

A hominin molar found at Sima del Elefante in Spain had fragments of non-edible wood. The evidence suggests of dental hygiene among early humans in Europe.

Ancient December 17, 2016

Dental Sealants Effective Against Cavities But Most US Children Don’t Have Them: CDC Vital Signs Report

Dental sealants are proven to be highly efficient among children, preventing up to 80 percent of cavities. However, up to 7 million children are in need of dental sealant programs, which could save up to $300 million in dental treatments.

Public Health October 19, 2016

Workplace 'Cake Culture' Fuels Obesity Spike, Ruin Dental Health

A dental leader says the workplace 'cake culture' is fueling obesity spikes and contributing to poor dental health. Managers and employees should change the workplace culture into one that limits sugar and promotes healthier alternatives like fruits and nuts.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 24, 2016

Chemicals In Plastic Food Containers May Irreversibly Weaken Children's Teeth

Chemicals found in plastic food containers may damage children's teeth beyond repair. These chemicals were found to disrupt teeth enamel function, which provides dental protection.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Dental Clinic Offers Free Dental Care To Uninsured Children

Uninsured kids received free dental services at Kool Smiles in Baltimore. The event called 'Sharing Smiles Day' provided kids with free tooth extraction, filling, root canal procedures and dental health education.

Public Health May 16, 2016

Regular Toothpaste Just As Effective As Pricey Children's Toothpaste

Both regular adult toothpaste and the overtly expensive children's toothpaste that supposedly make bogus claims contain almost the same levels of fluoride, according to a new study. This makes the former just as effective as the latter.

Life April 20, 2016

Bacteria That Regulates Mouth PH May Pave Way For Anti-Cavity Pill

A new probiotic pill could prevent cavities. Scientists have identified a beneficial strain of bacteria in the mouth that can kill the harmful bacteria responsible for oral cavities.

Life March 11, 2016

Oral Bacteria Could Be Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer: Study

The oral bacteria that cause gum disease may be linked to the development of esophageal cancer. The study sheds light in the importance of oral hygiene and measures to promote dental health.

Life February 28, 2016

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum After Eating, Drinking Can Help NHS Save On Dental Treatment

Chewing sugarless gum can help prevent tooth decay in children. This treat is proven to help neutralize acids that destroy the tooth enamel.

Life February 12, 2016

Tooth Fillings May One Day Incorporate Bioactive Glass

A new study found that tooth fillings made with bioactive glass may help prolong tooth life. The unusual dental fillings are said to restore health by fighting off bacteria that causes tooth decay.

Life December 28, 2015

Diabetes Can Put You At Greater Risk Of Tooth Loss, Data Shows

Type 2 diabetes sufferers are twice as likely to lose teeth as nondiabetics, an analysis of health data shows. African-Americans with diabetes are at even greater risk, researchers say.

Life December 6, 2015

Sugar Free Drinks And Lollies Can Damage Your Teeth

Researchers found that sugar free drinks and lollies are just as bad for the teeth as treats that contain sugar. While the low sugar options prevent dental caries, they can cause tooth enamel to thin, creating the same amount of damage as their sugared counterparts.

Life November 27, 2015

Footballers Plagued By Bad Teeth: Researchers Say Poor Dental Health Affects Game Performance

With such great physique, some footballers suffer from bad teeth. New research found poor dental health including gum disease and dental cavities affect performance of football players.

Life November 5, 2015

Fillings Can Increase Risks For Tooth Decay, Dentists Warn

A new study highlighted the potential dangers of dental fillings. It also showed that current methods lead some dentists to have more patients with new decay post-filling, calling for more up-to-date techniques to avoid them.

Life October 26, 2015

Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Might Just Be Parents' Best Buddy In Convincing Kids To Brush Their Teeth [Video]

Philips provides an app that makes children eager to brush their teeth. Here is a smart solution from the Internet of Things that only dentists could have a tooth against.

Gadgets September 9, 2015

Beaver Teeth May Hold Clues To Improve Enamel And Prevent Tooth Decay

Scientists look at chemical composition of beaver teeth for clues in the battle against tooth decay. Beaver tooth enamel contains iron, which protects against decay, claim scientists.

February 16, 2015

Tooth Loss in Elderly People Indicates Bigger Physical, Mental Issues

Teeth will fall out eventually, but too soon and it could be a sign of physical and mental decline. Other factors could be blamed, but a study shows that the connection is there.

Life December 20, 2014

Poor People, Fewer Teeth. Eight Fewer to be Precise: Study

Is economic standing telling of oral health? Yes, according to a study, showing people in low-income bracket are likelier to have dental problems than the rich.

Society November 20, 2014

Cut the sweets, keep your chompers: Study shows sugar is sole cause of tooth decay

Tooth decay study suggests cutting way back on sugar only way to successfully avoid the problem. Study finds 92 percent of American have had tooth decay.

Life September 16, 2014

Fluoride toothpaste should be used by kids with first teeth: Pediatricians

Children should be provided with toothpaste including fluoride, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Life August 26, 2014

Keep the dentist away by drinking a cup of strong coffee. Here's why

The type of coffee you drink appears to influence the health of your teeth. Robusta coffee is rich in compounds known to prevent oral diseases.

Life June 11, 2014

Oil swishing craze growing in the U.S.: Does it really make teeth whiter?

An ancient practice to clean teeth with coconut oil is becoming more popular in the west. Does it do any good?

Life April 21, 2014

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