An Australian study reveals the unthinkable: tooth decay is reversible. Celeste McGovern investigates how to reverse cavities and avoid a drill-and-fill solution. In a little known study in the 1920s, researchers at the Department of Pediatrics and Dentistry at the State University of Iowa treating children for diabetes discovered something untoward. Twenty-eight of the children, […]
We’re about to enter a season that’s dreaded by teachers and employers and not to mention doctor’s offices: Flu season. While many think that washing one’s hands regularly and getting a flu shot are the best ways to avoid getting the flu, there are other considerations – including oral health – that can reduce one’s […]
Halloween is already here, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have a plan,” […]
When it comes to your teeth nothing is more important than proper health and hygiene. Without proper oral hygiene your teeth can break down and decay causing many problems including tooth loss. Tooth loss can cause your teeth to shift, cause problems eating and chewing, as well as bone loss and other health issues. Brushing […]
There are many ways to beat the heat in the summer: spending a little time in the pool, making the most of your air-conditioning or enjoying a few cold treats. Though they may be refreshing, some summer snacks may not be the best for your teeth. Here are a few ways cold treats may be […]
Teaching positive oral health care habits at a young age is essential to helping children avoid cavities. A sports dentistry expert in Marco Island explains why.