Posted 12:00 PM 5/23/2013 by By Dennis Thompson
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends.
"You look at it side-to-side with 'meth mouth' or 'coke mouth,' it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/22/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- The success of an imaginative and resourceful device used to save an infant born with a serious airway malformation sheds light on new technology created by the marriage of bioengineering and surgery.
A report in the May 23 New England Journal of (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/20/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to the care of your children's teeth, dentists aren't the only experts who can help.
New recommendations from a government advisory panel urge primary care doctors to play a part in preventing tooth decay in the young.
The U.S. (More)...
Posted 5:00 AM 5/17/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- For people who smoke or are tempted to begin lighting up, consider what smoking can do to your smile.
The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:
Posted 10:00 AM 5/14/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace the (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 5/6/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A "bad bite," medically called malocclusion, occurs when the jaw becomes out of alignment due to crowded or crooked teeth.
The American Dental Association says these problems may result if the condition is left untreated in children:
Posted 7:00 AM 5/4/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents often are advised to replace children's toothbrushes after they've had strep throat, but that might be misguided, a new study suggests.
"It is probably unnecessary to throw away your toothbrush after a diagnosis of strep throat," study co-author (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/24/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth. Potential risk factors include poor dental hygiene, smoking or chewing tobacco, and your family history of the disease.
The American Dental Association says potential (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 4/20/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes and their parents and coaches are being reminded of the importance of wearing mouth and face protection during recreational and organized sports.
In 2012, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation predicted that more than 3 million (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/11/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough evidence exists to recommend that primary care physicians perform oral cancer screenings on adult patients who have no signs or symptoms of the condition, an expert panel says.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an (More)