1. Five ways to look after your teeth this Christmas

    Written by Karen Coates With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Mince pies, champagne, selection boxes and umpteen bags of sweets will no doubt make their way into our festive diets. It's a thoroughly enjoyable time of year, but spa…Read More

  2. Mobile Dental Clinics Help Reduce Long-Term Oral Disease

    Gum disease and dental carries are the most common problems in oral health among the US population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 47.2% of adults over the age of 30 years suffer from untreated gum disease. Additionally, the ADA has noted that 26.5% of adults ag…Read More

  3. How to clean your retainer: Eight helpful tips

    Most people would never consider going days without brushing their teeth. However, many retainer wearers go for long stretches of time without cleaning these devices.The same bacteria that build up on teeth can grow on a retainer. As a result, putting an unclean retainer in your mouth is like applyi…Read More

  4. Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

    There are many reasons why gums can itch, from an allergic reaction to issues with teeth. What are the possible causes, and are itchy gums an early warning sign that can help prevent other health problems?Gums are the soft tissue surrounding the teeth that provide a seal around each tooth. Healthy g…Read More

  5. Is Your Thanksgiving Feast Good for Your Teeth?

    Turkey The Good: This main course is packed with protein. The Bad: "Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes gets stuck between your teeth," says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. "That’s where flossing can help." The MouthHealthy: It's the star of the Thanksgiving table. Gobble it up!…Read More

  6. Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

    By Catharine Paddock PhD The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as we age, this heritable factor wanes and non-heritable ones such as diet and oral hygiene play a stronger role in shaping the oral microbiome. This ide…Read More

  7. Health Buzz: Sparkling Water Is Safe for Your Teeth, Dentist Says

    By David Oliver Chances are you or someone you know prefers sparkling water like trendy La Croix over tap or still mineral water. Whether it's the allure of the fizz or dissatisfaction with the run-of-the-mill beverage, people flock to what's more exciting. But does this excitement compromise the s…Read More