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Oral Health

Dear Doctors: If there’s no proof that flossing is beneficial, do I really need to do it? You’re referring to an article published by the Associated Press and other media outlets last summer, which revealed that the studies cited [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 13, 2018
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
Maintaining optimal oral health is important in all stages of life, but it’s even more important when a woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women can experience negative, and often unexpected, changes in their oral health that have long-term repercussions. These can include an increase in cavities due to frequent [...]
By Brianna Aldrich • March 8, 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