1. Baby Teething: Signs and Treatment

    by Emily Boge, RDH, BS, MPAc One of your baby's milestones during his or her first year of life is the appearance of the first tooth, yet baby teething can be a scary time for parents. Often baby can become cranky or irritable as he experiences tooth eruption. Soothing baby as he copes can be a challenging but manageable task. When Does Teething Start? The first tooth generally appears around the …Read More

  2. Are electric toothbrushes REALLY better than manual toothbrushes?

    Our experts weigh the pros and cons of each type of toothbrush. May 24, 2017 By Renee Knight Many patients don’t realize just how important it is to use the right toothbrush. They typically rely on the sample they get after their 6-month dental visit or pick up a cheap option at their local grocery store. To them, all toothbrushes are basically the same, and they don’t see a reason to invest i…Read More

  3. Discolored Teeth: Five Foods that Cause Stains

    by Margie Monin Dombrowski Proper oral hygiene is of course indispensable for maintaining a bright smile, but there is one other important bit of advice: Watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolor teeth. If you want to protect your pearly whites, read on for some common culprits that stain your teeth. Pasta Sauce Because of their acidity, bright red hue and tendency to …Read More

  4. Teeth Grinding: How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth at Night!

    Do you ever wake up from a night's sleep with sore teeth and jaws? You could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism. This rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth may develop at any age. Teeth grinding is usually done unconsciously in your sleep, but it can also occur when you are awake. During the day, a person who is concentrating on a task will often pla…Read More

  5. Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

    A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is…Read More

  6. I Brushed My Teeth With Charcoal For 2 Weeks—Here’s What Happened

    by Christina Heiser As a beauty editor and skin-care junkie, I’m obsessed with trying almost anything that might beautify me, and that includes activated charcoal. In fact, I’ve used this strange-sounding product to help keep my oily skin under control for years. Lately, I’ve noticed that loads of people have been brushing their teeth with activated charcoal in an effort to make their pear…Read More

  7. Baby Teeth

    If you think your baby’s toothless smile is cute, just wait until their first few teeth make an appearance. When Do Baby Teeth Come In? A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically begin to appear when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year. Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3. Check out this baby teeth eruption chart to…Read More

  8. Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief

    By Lana Burgess People often decide to have their wisdom teeth removed, as they can cause painful, aching gums. How can wisdom teeth pain be relieved at home before their removal?Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to break through the gums. They grow at the very back of a person's mouth. There are normally four wisdom teeth in total, with one in each of the furthest corners of the top and bottom gums…Read More

  9. Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model

    University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears. In the presence of the molecule, Streptococcus mutans -- the prime bacterial ca…Read More