cavities

You'll find my favorite Halloween decoration at the front desk of my dental practice: a bowl of candy labeled "free cavities." (Yes, I know, dentists are hilarious!)
Problems with your gums, teeth, and tongue can hint at health concerns deeper in the body, says Betty Haberkamp, DDS, a dentist at the Cleveland Clinic. Here are four oral signs you should see your doctor or your dentist.
Let's be clear about one thing. No study, and certainly no dentist, would ever claim or even imply that flossing is harmful. You would be hard-pressed to find a study that concludes a person's health is improved by eliminating flossing from her oral health routine.
Could it be we’re entering a sugar awareness Zeitgeist? That is, are we awakening to the abundance of sugar in the American
Let's be real here. Soda isn't harmless. It's liquid sugar that too often is consumed by kids like water. And now I want to say loud and clear: this mamá supports California's proposed soda tax.
Wean children from the bottle as early as 12-14 months. Never let your child walk around with a bottle filled with milk for
I always teach my patients that their first line of defense against cavities -- or, as we call them, dental caries -- is prevention. But despite our best efforts, some of us -- myself included! -- have had to see a dentist to treat a cavity. Here are five things you never knew about cavities. Some of these might surprise you.
Mothers don't like to talk about cavities because we view them as evidence of what we perceive to be bad parenting. How could we let those precious little baby teeth decay? Even the sound of the word -- "decay" -- makes us shudder.
Put simply: More cavities may mean less cancer. "The authors and correlation do not prove cause and effect," Dr. Joel Epstein
In 2011, a microbiologist at UCLA's School of Dentistry developed a mouthwash that almost eliminated the bacteria in all
Pet tooth problems can be surprisingly similar to their owners' dental issues. Here are common dental issues you share with your cats and dogs, as well as ways to avoid them.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Americans spend about $70 billion per year on dental care, most of which is concentrated
New oral care probiotics that contain S. salivarius K12 and M18 can actually help fight common oral care problems that many of us deal with every day.
With nearly 200 million Americans drinking fluoridated tap water these days, is it time to ask ourselves, do we really need the fluoridation?
Five-to-10-year-olds who used sealants had less than half the tooth decay on biting surfaces five years after treatment than those who brushed regularly. But are they safe?
Whether you want fluoride in your drinking water or not, here's the dilemma faced by people who rely solely on bottled water