Fear: Can You Pass it On?

by Jason 2/27/2014 8:00 AM

Are you afraid of visiting the dentist? You may have a condition called dentophobia.

Parents who are afraid to visit the dentist may pass the same fear on to their children, possibly keeping them from getting routine dental check-ups that are important to promote healthy teeth and a lifetime of good oral health habits.... more...

Secondhand Smoke: A REAL Danger to Your Kids

by Jason 2/25/2014 8:00 AM

If you smoke, consider perhaps the most compelling reason for you to quit – your kids.

Children are extremely vulnerable to the ill effects of secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), respiratory illness, asthma, middle ear infections and tooth decay.... more...

Using Preventive Antibiotics Before a Dental Visit

by Jason 2/20/2014 8:00 AM

Before certain dental procedures, preventive antibiotics, otherwise known as antibiotic prophylaxis, may be administered to people with specific heart conditions, such as a heart transplant, heart murmurs or artificial valves.... more...

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