Toothbrushes: Electric vs. Manual

Study shows oscillating power toothbrushes superior By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) – Use of a certain kind of power toothbrush each day could keep the dental hygienist at bay. People who wake up in a cold sweat at the thought of dental assistants with sharp instruments hacking away at plaque on their teeth, or […]

Poor research, funding a drag on dental progress

By Meg Bryant WASHINGTON, Mar 29 (Reuters Health) – Dentists are on their way to being able to find and treat cavities before they form, but poor research, insufficient funding and low reimbursement for dental care are slowing progress, according to an independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health. The panel cited a […]

Parents urged to take toddlers to the dentist

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK, Mar 08 (Reuters Health) – Most parents don’t bring their child to the dentist before age 3, despite pediatrician and dentist guidelines urging early dental visits, study findings suggest. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental visit during their first year of life, […]

Gum disease tied to pregnancy complication

Last Updated: 2003-02-03 10:00:12 -0400 (Reuters Health) By Linda Carroll NEW YORK (Reuters) – Severe gum disease may raise a pregnant woman’s risk of developing a dangerous condition known as preeclampsia, a new study shows. Women with severe periodontal disease were more than twice as likely as those with healthy gums to develop the condition, […]