Tag Archives: oral health

Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing

By Jenifer Dorsey A recent Gallup Youth Survey asked teens about their oral hygiene habits, and the findings were mixed. The majority of teens said they brushed at least twice a day and saw a dentist annually, while very few … Continue reading

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Is Oil Pulling Good for Oral Health?

By Jenifer Dorsey Oil pulling might be the latest alternative oral health craze. It’s appearing in blog posts and news stories with increasing frequency as people rave about and question the oral health benefits of oil pulling. Even celebrities are … Continue reading

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Delta Dental Survey Results: Dental Insurance Increases Dentist Visits, Dentist Visits Increase Well-Being

By Jenifer Dorsey People who visit the dentist more often report better oral health and overall well-being. Results from the Delta Dental Oral Health and Well-Being Survey, which were released in May, showed that Americans who visit the dentist at … Continue reading

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Need Dental Insurance? 5 Reasons to Buy It Before a Toothache

By Jenifer Dorsey As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You might say that is the philosophy behind dental insurance. Dental plans are designed to promote good oral health with robust preventive care … Continue reading

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Where Did Wisdom Teeth Get Their Name?

By Jenifer Dorsey Having one’s wisdom teeth removed is almost a rite of passage for young adults. This third and final set of molars arrives somewhere around age 17 to 21, perhaps a little later.[1] And while we may be … Continue reading

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How to Handle Kids’ Dental Emergencies

By Jenifer Dorsey Summertime means active time. Unfortunately, as much as we try to create safe conditions as kids spend more time playing outside and participating in summer organized sports, injuries are sometimes inevitable. Knowing how to respond can improve … Continue reading

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How Long Should You Brush Your Teeth?

By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association recommends brushing teeth twice a day as part of maintaining good oral health. But how long should you brush? The general consensus seems to be that brushing should last at least two minutes, … Continue reading

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Dental Health, Insurance are Important Across a Lifetime

By Jenifer Dorsey Maintaining good oral health is a lifelong process, from infancy through adulthood. Having healthy teeth and gums impacts our general well-being and ability to show up for school and work. Periodontal disease, dental caries and other oral … Continue reading

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Study: Dental Conditions Treated More Effectively in Dental Office

By Jenifer Dorsey In recent years, an increasing number of Americans have taken their dental problems to the emergency room. Dental emergency room visits nearly doubled from 2000 (1.1 million) to 2010 (2.1 million), according to the latest National Hospital … Continue reading

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ADA Updates Fluoride Recommendation

By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) earlier this year updated its guidance on fluoride toothpaste use in young children. To fight childhood cavities, caregivers should now begin brushing children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as … Continue reading

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