Challenges Remain in the Fight to Improve Americans' Oral Health

by Jason 5/7/2012 9:23 AM

In 2000, a historic report from the U.S. Surgeon General titled Oral Health in America described the poor oral health of our nation as a "silent epidemic." Twelve years later, progress is being made, but the prevalence of oral diseases nationwide remains. As countless numbers of Americans continue to suffer in silence from avoidable and treatable oral diseases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is struggling with the challenge of how to improve oral health and oral healthcare in the nation.... more...

Pulp Diseases: An Overview

by Jason 5/4/2012 9:30 AM

The life or death of a tooth depends on the health of the pulp. This network of nerves, blood vessels, and tissues occupies a hollow central chamber that extends from the crown of the tooth to its roots. The branch of dentistry that specializes in preventing and treating pulp problems is called endodontics.... more...

Before Your Due Date, Schedule a Date With Your Dentist’s Office

by Jason 5/1/2012 9:50 AM

Most pregnant women recognize how important their own overall health is for their baby’s health, but may ignore a critical component – their oral health. In fact, a survey of American children’s oral health conducted on behalf of Delta Dental found that nearly 4 out of 10 American mothers neglect to visit a dentist during pregnancy, which is significant to helping prevent harmful oral and overall health problems for themselves and their babies.... more...

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