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President’s Day Aptos

President's Day Aptos

The Trouble with Teeth Separate fact from fiction and learn more about George Washington and his troublesome teeth. Were his dentures really made of wood? 1. Washington was afflicted with dental troubles all his adult life Despite his legendary physical strength and iron constitution, George Washington’s failing teeth were a source of regular suffering. At […]

Mom’s Kiss Can Spread Cavities To Baby

Mom’s Kiss Can Spread Cavities To Baby A kiss on the mouth or sharing utensils can transmit bacteria.   Luckily, there are preventative measures that can help kick the bacteria to the curb. A January 2010 study in the Journal of Dental Research found that the children of moms who chewed Xylitol gum (starting in the […]

It’s National Ice Cream Day, Fight Cavities With Ice Cream?

Probiotic ice cream may boost oral health for kids!  Consuming a functional ice cream formulated with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 may cut levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth, says a new study from India. Data from a double-blind, placebo controlled trial indicated that the probiotic ice cream was associated with significant […]

Norwegians Collect Baby Teeth To Study Environmental Influences On Fetal Health

Call it a Norwegian Tooth Bank!  A Tooth Bank that seeks milk teeth from 100,000 children.  The Norwegian Tooth Bank is requesting milk teeth from 100 000 children in Norway and could become the biggest tooth bank in the world.  Milk teeth can give unique information about environmental influences and nutrition in the foetus and in early childhood. […]

Soft drinks and Fruit erode teeth

Soft drinks are the most significant factor in severity of dental erosion, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Dental erosion is when enamel – the hard, protective coating of the tooth – is worn away by exposure to acid. The erosion of the enamel can result in pain […]