13 May 2015
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Naturally-Occurring Amino Acid Believed to Improve Oral Health

Naturally-Occurring Amino Acid Believed to Improve Oral Health   Arginine is a common amino acid found naturally in foods. New research indicates the acid’s role in breaking down dental plaque, the white, sticky substance that wears on enamel and leads to tooth decay. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University believe this finding […]


11 May 2015
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Thumbsucking and Dental Health

Thumbsucking and Dental Health   Thumbsucking is considered a natural reflex in children, whether sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers, or other (hopefully clean) objects. It is believed to foster a sense of security and help little ones soothe themselves, whether feeling stressed or needing to go to sleep. Yet once permanent teeth come in, thumb […]


6 May 2015
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The Link Between Dental Health and Sleep Apnea

The Link Between Dental Health and Sleep Apnea   Sleep apnea used to be considered a separate issue from dental health. However, more and more research is linking dental health with the sleep problem, and many dentists offer sleep apnea treatments. Sleep apnea is defined as a disorder featuring pauses in breath during sleep, as […]


4 May 2015
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San Francisco to Outlaw Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks

San Francisco to Outlaw Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks   Government officials in San Francisco, CA recently voted to outlaw use of chewing tobacco in the state’s ballparks. The vote was unanimous, and prohibits use of smokeless tobacco at athletic venues, with an emphasis on baseball. The sport has a long history of chewing tobacco and […]


29 April 2015
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Can Victorian Baby Teeth Help Predict Health of Today’s Children?

Can Victorian Baby Teeth Help Predict Health of Today’s Children?   Could the teeth of children who perished during the Great Hunger in Ireland predict the health of children born today? The Great Hunger, also called the Irish Potato Famine, started in 1845 and ended in 1852. Researchers at the Universities of Bradford and Durham […]

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