Category Archives: Adults

Women More Proactive in Maintaining Oral Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women are better than men about seeing their physician for routine checkups and are more likely to schedule a doctor visit when feeling sick or injured. Now new research reveals … Continue reading

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The Wisdom on Wisdom Teeth

“You know the old colloquialism, let sleeping dogs lie? Well these dogs are not sleeping,” warns Richard Haug, executive associate dean at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, as he refers to wisdom teeth. An ongoing study links even … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, Oral Health and Your Baby

When you’re pregnant, it seems everyone has advice for you — on what to eat, how to prevent morning sickness, how to keep stretch marks at bay. It’s likely, however, that no one has ever told you how important it … Continue reading

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Oral Health

Pregnancy affects nearly every aspect of a woman’s life, including her oral health. You may think of your oral health as just one more thing to worry about, but taking care of your mouth and teeth is important during pregnancy. … Continue reading

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Anesthesia During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, tell your dentist during your visit. During the first trimester, it is best to avoid any dental treatment that’s not essential. After that point, discuss your anesthesia options with your … Continue reading

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Oral Health Through Pregnancy

Prenatal Follow these steps for a healthy mouth. * Have a Dental Checkup. Get your teeth cleaned and checked. Be sure to get any needed dental work done. The germs that cause cavities can be passed on to your baby … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Prenatal Care and Oral Health

Can Oral Health Have an Effect on Pregnancy? Growing evidence suggests a link between gum disease and premature, underweight births. Pregnant women who have gum disease may be more likely to have a baby that is born too early and … Continue reading

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Women Face Special Problems with Gum Disease

Three of four adults are affected by periodontal disease — commonly known as gum disease — at some point in their lives. But did you know that women are particularly susceptible to this disease at certain stages of life? Women … Continue reading

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Women’s Oral Health and Overall Health

Is There a Link Between My Oral Health and My Overall Health? The Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health states that good oral health is essential to good general health. And specifically for women, a growing body of research has … Continue reading

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Adults and Braces

Why are more adults getting braces? As braces have become less bulky and visible in recent years, more and more adults are wearing them, for a variety of reasons. Some adults want to correct problems with their teeth or jaws … Continue reading

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