dentistry

Dear Doctors: My husband, who never met a gadget he didn't like, wants our family to switch from regular toothbrushes to electric ones. He insists it's worth the cost because electric toothbrushes do a better job. Is he right, or is this just an excuse for another fun toy? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 19, 2018
To prevent dental caries, also known as cavities, children 12 months and older should see their dentist twice a year, brush their teeth twice a day and avoid, or eat in moderation, foods that can damage teeth. Dental caries (cavities) When children do not brush regularly, oral bacteria [...]
By uclahealth • January 27, 2017
Beware of those homeopathic teething tablets and gels. That’s the word from the Food and Drug Administration, which recently warned parents that the products may pose a risk to infants and young children. In fact, the agency said, consumers should immediately stop using the products. But fear not. [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • October 23, 2016
No doubt about it: Halloween is a fabulously fun holiday, especially for children who come home with a bag of candy after a night of trick-or-treating. But it’s also one of those holidays that can be easily overdone. That is, eating too much candy can lead to stomach aches, [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • October 17, 2016