Items Tagged ‘teeth’

Ask the Doctors - Is sparkling water bad for your bones and teeth

May 17, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is sparkling water bad for your bones and teeth

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: We’re finally winning the battle against sugary soft drinks in our home but a family friend insists that the sparkling water our kids are drinking instead is bad for their bones and teeth. Is this really true? First, congratulations on weaning your family off of soft drinks. One of every three Americans drinks […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, carbonated water, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fizzy water, sparkling water, teeth, tooth decay


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


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