| Jan 4, 2012
A leading culprit in the development of childhood tooth decay is a baby's bottle, dentists say.
Tooth decay, often referred to in children as baby bottle tooth decay, remains the most common chronic disease in children. According to the Centers for...
| Dec 23, 2011
Fridays are typically busy for Dr. Bill Whitlow's oral surgery office.
"Because people like to have surgery on a Friday so they can have the weekend to recover,” Whitlow said.
However, the extended holiday weekend entices even more patients to sit...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The horse has uniquely designed teeth that pulverize grass into small particle sizes which allow the bacteria in the hind gut to digest the grass efficiently. The horse then gets the nutrients he needs to survive, grow, and do all the athletic things that...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 8:00 AM
After staring at the teeth of 20,000 children for nearly three decades, Dr. Keith Serxner is hanging up his white coat.
Serxner, 57, who started his practice in La Cañada in 1985, said that he and his wife, pediatrician Laura Mabie, both have elderly...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
A healing technique that has been used for many years in hospitals but gained widespread attention in the field of sports medicine is now making waves among oral surgeons and their patients. In Central Virginia, the technique is being used in at least one...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:27 AM
1) Dr. Brad Schwidock
Dr. Shwidock performs all general dentistry needs and specializes in cosmetic procedures such as porcelain laminates as well. Though the market for pretty teeth hit a snag with the recent recession, he is happy to report that it...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Shavon Carter arrived at the dentist's office Thursday morning with her five young sons and an orange bucket full of Halloween candy.
Before their appointments, the East Baltimore family traded their trick-or-treat bounty for a toy in a swap program that...
| Sep 12, 2012
People with developmental disabilities face increased oral health problems because of a host of physical, cognitive and financial challenges, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Their dental problems can lead to...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:50 AM
Health experts recommend visiting the dentist every 6 months. But for many, that is too expensive, even with insurance. Two area colleges provide dental hygiene clinics where people get dental service at a lower cost, and help local college students...
| Sep 15, 2012
Drew Adia studied biology at Towson University, planning to attend medical school and become a doctor. His parents, immigrants from the Philippines, wanted that.
But as Adia prepared for the MCATs, his career plans suddenly changed. Working as a...