Archives by Tag 'ada'

National Children’s Dental Health Month

Pediatric Dentistry

02/08/2010
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual observance during which dental and medical professionals, educators, and parents focus efforts to improve the oral health of all children. Tooth decay in children is a fast-growing problem in the United States posing serious health risks. It is the most chronic more...

You should encourage the use of a training cup to replace a baby bottle!

Pediatric Dentistry

02/06/2010
Around the first birthday, training cups should be introduced to “train” a baby to graduate from a bottle to a cup. The use of a training or sippy cup will provide an easier transition for the child when going from the bottle to a regular cup. A cup with a more...

Is your dentist a DDS or DMD? Is there a difference?

Fun Dental Facts

02/06/2010
In 1840, the world's first dental college was opened at the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. This began the formal education of dentists who would receive the Doctor of Dental Science or DDS degree. Years later, the Harvard University Dental School was founded in 1867 as the first university-affiliated dental more...

The Dental Universe

Fun Dental Facts

02/06/2010
Sun (General Dentist) – The Center of the Dental Universe General Dentists are at the center of our dental universe. As your Family Dentist, they are the trusted professionals who guide and maintain your family's dental health and when necessary will involve the help of the “Dental Specialists,” represented by more...

A Strategy and Action Plan for Oral Health When You Have Financial Limitations

dental insurance

02/05/2010
In these tough economic times it is becoming more commonplace to find many people without any dental insurance. If this describes you or someone you know, here are some pointers to help out. A first step is to empower yourself by practicing prevention by consuming a proper diet to avoid more...

The Meaning behind the Official Symbol of Dentistry

Fun Dental Facts

02/05/2010
Have you ever looked at the official emblem of dentistry in your dentist's office and wondered about its history and meaning? If so, well you aren’t the first to do so! It was adopted by the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1965 but its origin dates back to ancient times more...

Do you know the meaning behind the official symbol of dentistry?

Fun Dental Facts

02/04/2010
The official emblem of dentistry was adopted by the American Dental Association (ADA) in 1965. A Mythological History Its origin dates back to ancient times and to Asclepius, one of the earliest gods associated with health renowned for his healing abilities, humane treatments and remedies. He can be recognized by more...

The Benefits of Using Toothpaste

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Using toothpaste—and more specifically a fluoride toothpaste—when brushing is considered a first and primary step to good oral hygiene. And the reasons for doing so are clear and quite basic; removing dental bacterial plaque is significantly easier due to the antibacterial ingredients and abrasives contained in most toothpastes. Your teeth more...

The Importance of Mouthguards During Contact Sports

Dental Injuries, Sports Dentistry

02/03/2010
No parent, caregiver, or coach ever wants to see a child suffer an injury during a sporting event or any other circumstance. The American Dental Association and Academy of Sports Dentistry and many others, strongly recommend mouthguards for anyone participating in high contact and impact sports to protect the teeth, more...

When Antibiotics Are Needed Prior to Dental Visits

Medication

01/30/2010
New guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) now state that taking prophylactic (preventive) antibiotics may not be necessary for most people and in fact, might cause more harm than good. Patients who may have taken antibiotics in the past but may no longer more...