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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A low-power laser can trigger stem cells in the body to repair teeth in mice, researchers report.

    The laser prompted dental stem cells to form dentin, the hard material that is similar to bone and provides most of a tooth's structure.

    Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dentistry:

    TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

    Specifically, the task force suggested Monday that primary care ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • I would not use laser whitening on my kids. The pulp (which contains the nerve) of your child's teeth is large (closer to the surface). I would wait until the pulp shrinks in size (it does naturally as we mature) in the late teens.

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  • The less surface stain teeth you have the whiter your teeth will look.

    Tobacco, coffee, and ea can all contribute to stain build-up. Watch the foods you eat; if it stains the rug, it may stain your teeth.

    Be sure to see you dentist regularly for cleanings to get rid of the dingies and be sure to practice

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  • Personally, I wouldn't use either to whiten my teeth. Lemon juice is much too acidic to apply frequently to teeth. As for baking soda, it might help to remove some stain.

    Best way to whiten teeth is to first be sure your mouth is healthy. Then see your dentist to get a good cleaning - some of the

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  • Anything that preserves the health of the nerve of the tooth prevents root canals.

    Things that injure the nerve might be disease (deep cavity (cavities)) or trauma to the tooth.

    So, be sure to bush and floss (yes, I know; boring, but it works) and be sure to wear a seat belt to prevent the teeth from

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