Items Tagged ‘dentistry’

Ask the Doctors - Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

March 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

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? Can it be both? Research in […]

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Tags: bacteria, brushing your teeth, dentist, dentistry, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, electric toothbrush, gingivitis, gum disease, plaque, teeth, tooth


Dental care for children and adolescents

January 27, 2017

Dental care for children and adolescents

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 begin to convert food and drink remnants […]

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Tags: brushing your teeth, cavities, children's health, daniela silva dds, dental care, dental caries, dentist, dentistry, oral carem dental x-rays, pediatric dentistry, UCLA Pediatric Dental Residency Program


Alternatives to homeopathic teething tablets and gels

October 23, 2016

Alternatives to homeopathic teething tablets and gels

By Brianna Aldrich Brianna Aldrich

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. Parents who want to help their children […]

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Tags: dentistry, FDA, homeopathic, oral health, pediatric dentistry, pediatrics, teeth, teething, tips, wellness


Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

October 17, 2016

Halloween treats can play tricks on your child’s teeth

By Brianna Aldrich Brianna Aldrich

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, sugar highs – and cavities. “Naturally […]

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Tags: candy, cavities, children's health, dentistry, diet, food, Halloween, healthy holidays, oral health, wellness