Periodontal Disease May Raise Risk of Kidney Disease
Healthy gums make for a winning smile, but poor gum health may lead to other health problems. A new study suggests that periodontal disease in blacks might increase their risk for chronic kidney disease.
Many Athletes Had Poor Dental Health
Athletes often deal with fatigue, sore joints or pulled muscles from playing sports. But new research found that many athletes also face dental health problems.
Wearing Dentures Overnight Tied to Pneumonia
Dentures can help the elderly maintain a normal lifestyle and diet in spite of age-related dental health problems. But the false teeth can also pose a risk for serious illness if proper oral hygiene isn’t followed.
Recommended Sugar Levels May Need to Change
Cutting back on the sweets may be a concern for those trying to slim down, but it should also be a concern for those who want to protect their teeth, say the authors of a new study.
Some Antidepressants Associated With Dental Implant Failure
Some dental implants don't stay in place after they have been inserted. New research suggests certain medicines may contribute to this problem
AAP Issues New Fluoride Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently looked at how well fluoride prevented cavities in children. The AAP found that fluoride prevented tooth decay and issued a few new recommendations.
Kids' Healthy Dental Habits Begin at Home
Youngsters returning to school from the summer face challenges in proper oral health, including maintaining good lunch habits, protecting their teeth in sports and flossing.
Dental Experts Disagreed on Best Way to Brush
The everyday task of grabbing a toothbrush and some toothpaste and cleaning your teeth may not be as simple as it seems.
Topical Painkillers for Teething Pain May Cause Serious Harm, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that a certain oral pain reliever should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
People Older Than 100 May Have the Strongest Teeth
People who live to be 100 years old or more are likely in very good health. New research suggests that it all might start in the mouth.