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How Does U.S. Dental Care Compare with Other Countries?

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Americans are known throughout the world for their smiles, and part of that is due to widespread dental care. People in the United States have plenty of dentists to choose from, and that includes general dentists for overall dental health as well as cosmetic dentists for those seeking smile makeovers and dental restorations. Some of the best dental schools in the world are in the U.S., and people from many different countries come here to study dentistry. Many of them stay and set up practices of their own. The resources for great dental care in the U.S. really are second to none.

 
 

The Connections between Dental Hygiene and Overall Health

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

What do people’s dental hygiene habits tell you about them? A dentist looking into the mouth of a patient can gather plenty of information about their daily life, most obviously what they eat, how often they brush, and how well they do it. Gum health can provide plenty of information about a person, too, such as how many days a week they floss and if they are a tobacco user. But is it possible to glean a general profile of the patients overall health just by looking at their teeth?

 
 

Pros and Cons of Manual and Electronic Toothbrushes

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Smile Makeovers

Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014

There was a time when power toothbrushes were something of a luxury item that only rich people who frequented the Sharper Image store in the mall could afford. Today, powered toothbrushes are becoming more and more common. They’re becoming more affordable and more people are learning about the benefits of a thorough brushing using an electronic toothbrush. While it doesn’t take a power toothbrush to brush effectively and prevent cavities, they definitely have their advantages. But that’s not to say that your standard drugstore manual toothbrush can’t be just as effective

 
 

Why You Need an Oral Cancer Screening - Even if You Don’t Use Tobacco

Posted on: Saturday, Nov 15, 2014

The common belief about oral cancer is that tobacco users are really the only people who need to worry about being diagnosed with it. Habitual smoking or use of chewing tobacco introduces well-known carcinogens directly to the tissue in the mouth. And it is true that tobacco users as well as people who drink alcohol heavily are at the greatest risk of developing oral cancer. But people in these demographics are not the only individuals who will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Just because you’re not a smoker or heavy drinker doesn’t mean you’re immune to the disease.

 
 

Take Your Vitamins for Healthy Teeth

Posted on: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014

We all know that eating right is part of keeping your teeth healthy. To prevent cavities, stay away from sweets, especially the sticky kinds that adhere to the teeth. And filling up on potato chips and other starchy foods is a bad idea for both your teeth and your overall health. But even if you avoid certain foods, are you choosing the right foods for your dental health? Are you getting all of the vitamins your teeth and gums need to stay strong and healthy?