Do You Have Good Dental Etiquette? 11 Do’s and Don’ts

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You should mind your manners everywhere, even at the dentist. The only thing in this article I don’t agree with is coming in when feeling under the weather. If you are feeling sick or think you are coming down with something, please be considerate of everyone else in the dental office environment. There are other people with their mouths open and microscopic droplets filled with your “bug-of-the-day” do not discriminate!  Yes,...

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FDA says inconsistent amounts of toxic substance found in teething tablets

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By Michelle Manchir The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a Jan. 27 news release it found “inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets” and urged consumers not to use them. The agency also encouraged health care professionals to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use homeopathic teething products. The FDA said it tested tablets labeled as containing...

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7 Things You Need To Know About Your Teeth As You Age

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As far as body parts go, teeth are pretty low-maintenance. You can keep them happy and healthy with just 4 minutes of brushing—2 minutes, twice a day—and the occasional dentist checkup. But those simple steps become more challenging as we age. And that’s a problem, because cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer are all more common later in life, says Judith Jones, DDS, a professor of dentistry at Boston University and an expert...

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