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February 15, 2022 News NewsOral Health

Chewing Sugar-Free Gum Reduced Preterm Births in a Large Study

by Aimee Cunningham, Science News

Chewing a sugar-free gum daily reduced preterm births in a large study in Malawi. The oral intervention was inspired by past research linking poor oral health and preterm birth. The gum contains xylitol — a chemical that can boost oral

November 18, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Good Oral Health in Pregnancy Could Help Reduce Risk of Premature Birth

by University of Sydney

New research from the University of Sydney has found that treating gingivitis (gum inflammation that causes bleeding gums) during pregnancy is associated with reduced risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in babies. Published recently in the Journal of Oral

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September 17, 2021 News Dental HygieneToothlife Products

Paid Spotlight Oral Care – Pregnancy Toothpaste

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CDTP

When my friend asked what type of toothpaste she should use while pregnant and breastfeeding, I was stumped. All I could say is, “That’s a great question.” This month’s review is from Spotlight Oral Care– a brand that develops products

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January 22, 2020 News Blogs

Dental Management for Pregnant Patients

by Beatrice Beard

For a woman carrying a child at any stage of pregnancy, maintaining good health in all aspects is vital. Many women are aware of the various foods and drinks they will need to abstain from, or the vitamins they will

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November 22, 2019 Feature Dental Hygiene

Premature Birth: Helping Pregnant Patients Understand The Dangers Of Gum Disease

by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis

Being pregnant is a wonderful time for women, and it’s packed with so much to do when preparing for their baby. Unfortunately, during this busy time, one of the things that sometimes gets less attention is dental health. This is

Pregnant Dental Patient
October 21, 2019 News Blogs

Oral Health Information And Practice: It’s Never Too Early!

by Lisa Hardill, RDH, BHADM

Dental Professionals should aim to teach soon-to-be parents about oral hygiene practices for their new baby even before the teeth arrive. It is common practice to make time to discuss the oral health status of a mother during pregnancy. As

August 7, 2019 News NewsOral Health

High Doses Of Vitamin D During Pregnancy Found To Help Child’s Dental Health

by CTV News

Upping vitamin D intake during pregnancy can significantly help the health of the child’s teeth long after birth, according to a new study. Danish researchers started their work in 2009, when more than 300 women were given high doses of

September 6, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Pregnant Women Are Receiving Dental Care Alongside Their Medical Check-Ups

by Kathy Walsh, CBS Denver

Regular medical checkups are recommended for pregnant women, but doctors will tell you oral care is important as well. Periodontal disease can be problematic for both mother and baby. Now, the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI) is working to

February 26, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsPeriodontologyResearch

Periodontal Health Leads to Lower Health Care Spending by Diabetics

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study reports that among American individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a periodontal intervention is associated with lower total healthcare costs (-$1799), lower total medical costs excluding pharmacy costs (-$1577), and lower total type 2 diabetes-related healthcare

January 8, 2012 News Systemic linksWomen in dentistry

Typical Oral Health Problems For Women

by ken

From My Dental Health Companion  Very often there is a direct correlation between a woman’s oral health and an underlying medical condition she may be experiencing. Below is some of the more common examples of this type of health issue.

July 28, 2011 News General NewsPeriodontologyPharmacology

Mouthwashing moms less likely to have a preemie

by ken

By Kerry Grens – July 28, 2011 (Reuters Health) – Expectant mothers who have gum disease are less likely to deliver their babies prematurely if they use mouthwash throughout their pregnancy, a new study suggests. Pregnant women with gum disease,

December 20, 2010 News General NewsPediatric dentistryTrends in Dental EducationWomen in dentistry

AAPD Partners With Text4baby To Provide Pregnant Women And New Moms With Oral Health Messages

by ken

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children‘s oral health, announced an outreach partnership with the text4baby program. The AAPD’s leading pediatric oral health experts will work closely with text4baby in the dissemination of information to

December 10, 2010 News Restorative

FDA to reexamine metal dental fillings

by ken

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators are seeking a second opinion on whether mercury-containing dental fillings pose a risk to dental patients, especially children and pregnant women. Food and Drug Administration officials said that while there are

November 25, 2010 News General News

We caught a break

by ken

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