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Kids with Dental Problems at Higher Risk for Heart Problems as Adults

Oral health and overall health are closely linked. We’ve talked about the many health consequences of gum disease and how getting root canal therapy could prevent heart attacks. Now a new study shows how deep this connection runs. According to this study, children who have poor oral health are ...

Is Higher-Fluoride Toothpaste Better at Cavity Prevention?

Brushing your teeth is an important part of preventive dentistry. And fluoride toothpaste is a critical part of that prevention. Fluoride changes your tooth enamel to make it more resistant to acidic attack from oral bacteria and acidic foods and beverages. But how much fluoride is necessary to achieve proper protection? Most ...

Problems Big or Small: Veneers Can Do It All

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, you might be looking at Invisalign to straighten your teeth, dental bonding to repair chipped teeth, and whitening to brighten your smile. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were one procedure that could do it all? Then you wouldn’t have to get a lot of different procedures ...

Twenty Years of Cavity Prevention: CAMBRA Celebrates Proven Successes

What if having a cavity didn’t mean getting a filling? Or, better yet, what if you could do more to prevent cavities than just brushing and flossing? Those are the driving questions behind CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment), which is 21 years young this year. CAMBRA is an approach to dentistry that ...

3 Ways Candy Can Actually Protect Your Teeth

We know that sugar is the leading cause of cavities. Simple carbohydrates like sugar feed oral bacteria, which grow and excrete acid that attacks your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is very strong, but it’s vulnerable to acid attack. The acid first removes minerals from teeth, then creates holes in ...

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