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Diabetes and Our Teeth

Diabetes and Our Teeth

DIABETES, WHETHER TYPE 1, 2, or even gestational, makes it more difficult to maintain good dental health. There is a reciprocal relationship between oral health and diabetes, meaning that it’s harder to keep your teeth and gums healthy if you aren’t carefully managing the diabetes, but the diabetes also becomes harder to control if you aren’t […]

Smoking and Vaping Versus Dental Health

Smoking and Vaping Versus Dental Health

A SMOKING HABIT damages every organ and system in the body, including teeth and gums. We usually think of lung cancer first when it comes to the harm smoking can do, but it can cause a wide variety of problems for oral health. Tobacco and Oral Cancer Four out of every five people diagnosed with oral […]

What to Do With a Knocked-Out Tooth?

What to Do With a Knocked-Out Tooth?

LOSING BABY TEETH is a totally normal part of a child’s development, but what happens if an adult tooth gets knocked out? This counts as a serious dental emergency. If a whole tooth gets knocked out in one piece, there is a limited window (not much longer than an hour) in which the tooth has a […]

Gum Disease in Children

Gum Disease in Children

SOME HEALTH ISSUES only impact adults, but gum disease is not one of them. Oral bacteria doesn’t wait for us to get older, so kids and teenagers are also at risk of developing gingivitis and more severe forms of periodontal disease. What Causes Gum Disease? The main cause of gum disease in young children is poor […]

The Fascinating History of Fluoride

The Fascinating History of Fluoride

THE ONE INGREDIENT a tube of toothpaste must contain to earn the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance is fluoride. (And, conversely, it must NOT contain sugar.) Fluoride is also added in trace amounts to drinking water to help keep our teeth healthy and strong. We’ve been relying on fluoride like this for decades, and the […]



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