| Oct 26, 2009
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: According to my wife, I'm a loud snorer. She swears I must have sleep apnea. I've heard there are mouth devices that can help with this condition. True? Where can I find them?
ANSWER: Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the...
| Nov 3, 2009
It was all smiles at Blue Back Dental in West Hartford on Monday. The smiling, costumed children weren't lined up for a teeth cleaning, but instead for cash and lots of it!
It was standing room only at the practice as families learned of the huge...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 9:59 AM
Times are tough enough for Californians; they're even tougher for Californians' teeth.
"One-quarter of all adults and 28% of children in California have untreated dental caries [cavities]," says Len Finocchio, a senior program officer at the California...
| Dec 15, 2009
You may remember being told to brush and floss your teeth every day when you were a child. Had we known at the time that poor dental health and hygiene can increase the risk of ulcers, pneumonia, digestive problems, heart disease, stroke and diabetes,...
| Jan 14, 2010
Did you know that men are more likely to suffer from gum disease than women? For example, 34 percent of males aged 30-54 have some form of gum disease, compared to 23 percent of females in the same age group.
Don't fret brothers! In Part 2 of HealthKey....
| Nov 21, 2009
Parents can do a lot to watch for health problems, in addition to regular visits to doctors and dentists. Here are some head-to- toe checks to do on a regular basis, pediatricians say:
Make sure shoes fit. Because kids' feet can grow so fast, many have...
| Nov 30, 2009
Parents can do a lot to watch for health problems, as an addition to regular visits to doctors and dentists.
Here are some head-to- toe checks to do on a regular basis, pediatricians say:
Make sure shoes fit. Because kids' feet can grow so fast, many...
| Dec 28, 2009
Sure, snorers can be loud. But for really cringe-worthy nighttime noise, it's hard to beat a dedicated grinder. With jaw muscles clenched tight - perhaps because of stress or misaligned teeth - a grinder can create a crunching sound reminiscent of two...
| Jun 11, 2009
| 4:33 AM
It is recommended not to begin the whitening process prior to age 13. This may vary depending on the patient. Due to the enlarged pulp chamber in children and young adults, the nerves of the teeth can be very sensitive and it may not be advisable. If...
| Jun 19, 2009
| 6:20 PM
As the economy grind to a halt, more people are grinding their teeth.
Dentists across North Texas are reporting more people coming in with problems associated with stress.
At Advanced Dentistry in Fort Worth, Dentist Robert Sorokolit has seen a doubling...
| Aug 7, 2009
| 11:27 AM
To learn more about Dr. Joanne Oppenheim and banking baby teeth for stem cells, go to www.chicagokidsdds.com or stemsave.com.
For more information from the American Dental Association about stem cells in baby teeth check out www.ada.org/public/media/...