Archive for June, 2013

Dental Hygiene for Preschoolers

It is important for preschool age children to practice good dental hygiene.  Some may feel it really doesn’t matter if a preschooler brushes and flosses his baby teeth since they will lose these teeth, anyway. However, this is not true, as cavities in baby teeth can negatively affect adult teeth.  The best prevention against tooth […]

Lack of Dental Care Keeps Many Out of Jobs

Those individuals with no dental care may suffer from broken, crooked or discolored teeth, cavities and gum abscesses.  Not only can these dental problems be painful, but they can negatively affect one’s appearance, and could hurt chances for employment, as well. The Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reports that more than 47 million […]

Sealants: Are They Safe for Children

Many dentists are in favor of applying dental sealants to children’s teeth to prevent dental caries, better known as cavities.  Sealants are air-tight plastic seals that are meant for the chewing surfaces of molars and are applied to the surface of many children’s molars when they erupt. The American Dental Association states that the sealants, […]

Targeting the ‘Dental Divide’

A nationwide campaign was announced last month by the American Dental Association to reduce the number of adults and children in this country with untreated dental disease.  The campaign, Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference, was presented before members of Congress, national media representatives and oral health professionals by Dr. Robert Faiella, ADA […]

Study Reports Diet Soda Damages Teeth

Many individuals drink diet soda because they believe it’s healthier than drinking regular soda .  Unfortunately, a recent study by the Academy of General Dentistry reports  not only is this false, but also reports diet soda can be as harmful to your teeth as taking hard drugs such as methamphetamine and cocaine. In its study, […]