Choosing the right children’s toothpaste is important for many reasons. Toothpaste needs to be effective and safe, especially for children. This is important since under the age of six children do not have the ability to spit. If a child swallows half of a tube of fluoride toothpaste, it could be fatal. The U.S. Food…

Today, dental implants are most people’s preferred method of tooth replacement. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, over 5 million implants are placed each year in the U.S. alone—and that number is growing steadily every year. It’s often possible to have a severely damaged or diseased tooth removed and replaced with a dental…

For some, it is said, wisdom comes with age; for others, age comes by itself. Yet there’s one thing almost everyone can count on when they reach early adulthood: the arrival of the third molars, commonly known as “wisdom teeth.” This set of teeth (generally four, but sometimes more or less) most often appears between the ages…

My father was just diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux), which was first noticed by his dentist. Can you tell me more about this condition and why it would affect his teeth? It’s actually not surprising that your father’s dentist was the first to discover signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Though it is a digestive…

Sadly, about 27% of seniors over the age of 65 have no remaining teeth, as per the NIDCR. A study by CW Douglas indicated that in 2000, 35.4 million people in the US wore dentures, and the number will increase to 37.9 million by 2020. The Silberg Center for Dental Science advises that loss of tooth among…

My dentist consultant suggested that “drilling” is a “scary” term and we might use others that have less of a “cringe” factor. Maybe it’s “preparing the tooth, adjusting the tooth enamel, removing the decay, or smoothing the tooth surface with a diamond instrument.” After a recent dental visit, I went to meet with a colleague….

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