Carol Jahn

Bio

Specialties:

  • dentistry

Affiliation:

  • Water Pik, Inc

Location:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Alternative/complementary Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allison Bennett of Palm City, Fla., plans to swish daily. Sloshing coconut oil around her mouth for a quarter of an hour every day will make her teeth whiter, she believes.

    Like Bennett, plenty of consumers are discovering an ancient practice cal...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children should begin using toothpaste with fluoride as soon as they get their first tooth, according to updated American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines.

    To help prevent cavities, parents should use a smear (an amount about the size of a gra...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having dental insurance doesn't mean people will actually take care of their teeth, a new study indicates.

    The findings suggest patient outreach and education are needed to ensure that people understand the importance of good dental health and t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

    For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Here's another reason to take good care of your teeth: Gum disease may be linked to Alzheimer's disease, a small new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed brain samples from 10 people with Alzheimer's and 10 people without the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Dental implants are reliable replacements for teeth that are already missing, but they're not always the best choice for diseased teeth, a new study indicates.

    Instead, attempts to save the tooth with treatment, especially in cases of gum or periodonta...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- The statin medications you take for your heart may have an unexpected side benefit: They help reduce inflammation of the gums, according to new research.

    Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers were able to see that when people with gum diseas...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- People whose teeth and gums are in poor condition may be more susceptible to an oral virus that can cause certain mouth and throat cancers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that of more than 3,400 U.S. adults, those who rated their oral health...Full Article

  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:

    Plaque is filled with bacteria. When plaque is not thoroughly removed from under the gumline and between the teeth on a daily basis, the number of bacteria within the plaque increases.  These bacteria cause gingivitis and gum disease.  Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

    Brushing your teeth twice a day

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  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:
    Yes, you should begin brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts.  In infants and young children, you should refrain from using toothpaste until they can adequately spit and rinse.  For an infant, wiping the tooth with a washcloth can also be effective.   Read More
  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:
    The best way to decrease plaque on your teeth is to brush twice daily and clean between your teeth once a day.  While floss is often the most recommended product for interdental cleaning, it can be challenging for many people.  There are other products that work as well and may be easier to use. ...Read More
  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:

    Plaque is filled with bacteria. When plaque is not thoroughly removed from under the gumline and between the teeth on a daily basis, the number of bacteria within the plaque increases.  These bacteria cause gingivitis and gum disease.  Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.

    Brushing your teeth twice a day

    ...Read More
  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:
    Yes, you should begin brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth erupts.  In infants and young children, you should refrain from using toothpaste until they can adequately spit and rinse.  For an infant, wiping the tooth with a washcloth can also be effective.   Read More
  • Carol Jahn
    Carol Jahn answered:
    The best way to decrease plaque on your teeth is to brush twice daily and clean between your teeth once a day.  While floss is often the most recommended product for interdental cleaning, it can be challenging for many people.  There are other products that work as well and may be easier to use. ...Read More