Tooth Loss Can Be Related to Malnutrition 

Tooth Loss Can Be Related to Malnutrition 

From a Rutgers study published on October 25th, 2018 we find evidence of tooth loss related to malnutrition. Read that carefully, because it is stating that malnutrition is caused by tooth loss, and not studying the case of tooth loss due to malnutrition. We have been aware that chronic malnutrition causes a lack of vitamins that can lead to […]

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Regrowing Dental Tissue With Stem Cells from Baby Teeth

Researchers in China have shown that a very common childhood tooth condition can be fixed by regenerating dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth. The team transplanted stem cells from baby teeth into injured teeth of children and discovered that it was able to regenerate dental pulp in the injured tooth. Impressively, the regenerative dental pulp […]

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Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019

Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018  Mark your calendar now! WSDA’s largest annual advocacy event will take place Thursday, January 31 in Olympia. Dental Action Day (DAD) is WSDA’s largest annual legislative advocacy event, during which WSDA member dentists travel to Olympia to discuss issues relating to the Association’s legislative agenda with […]

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Oral-B Dental Floss Linked To Toxic Chemicals, Study Claims

This is nothing to smile about. Oral-B Glide dental floss contributes to elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in the body, according to a new study from the Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California. Scientists are concerned about widespread exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the […]

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New Year, Healthier Mouth

What does ringing in the new year have to do with being mouth healthy? More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months? Bristles that become frayed and worn are less effective at cleaning your teeth. That means, celebrating the new year with a brand new […]

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The Worst Foods To Eat Regarding Teeth/Gum Health

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With all the health advice in our society over food and diet, what are the worst foods for the health of your mouth? You probably already know that diet affects your health but may be less clear on what dietary choices most affect your teeth. We wouldn’t expect you to avoid all of these choices, […]

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What Do I Do If I Have a Tooth Knocked Out?

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It may be able to be saved, but it is important to follow some basic steps to give the best chance possible. This is a really good thing to know beforehand. This can determine if a tooth can be re-attached or a more invasive procedure will be required. First, pick up the tooth by the […]

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What are the Advantages of Using an Electric Toothbrush?

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You see the other toothbrushes in the grocery aisle and check their price tags. Are there really enough reasons to shell out an extra $40-160 on these battery powered items? How do you know what features are useful? Many people tell us that once they start using an electric brush they never want to go […]

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Getting Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Getting your kids to brush their teeth is a struggle. If you have kids, you know how hard it is to make sure your little ones spend the recommended 2 minutes brushing their teeth. Luckily enough, there are a couple of ways to make the twice daily chore more fun and enticing to kids! Here […]

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What Causes That Bad Taste In Your Mouth?

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Having a bad taste in your mouth is a common occurrence. It happens to all of us at some point in time. We generally notice it, then go about our day and forget that it ever happened. When we start to notice it more often and it lasts longer, that’s when there could be an […]

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