Genetic make-up has little impact on dental health, a new study finds

By: University of Melbourne, Medical Xpress 📃 A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities. 🤰 A research conducted by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute found a link between the mother’s health and lifestyle during pregnancy and the […]

Charcoal Kinds of Toothpaste ‘Don’t Whiten Teeth’

By: BBC News ⚠️ Charcoal-based toothpaste, which claims to whiten teeth, is a “marketing gimmick” which could increase the risk of tooth decay and staining, says a review in the British Dental Journal. The charcoal products, which are increasingly popular, often contain no fluoride to help protect the teeth. And there is no scientific evidence to back […]

Oral cancer: What you can do to help end this disease

By: American Dental Association, ASDA 🦷 The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 53,000 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in 2019, and the American Dental Association is working to provide members with resources that can help them do their part to fight and end this disease. While April marks Oral Cancer Awareness Month, every day presents an […]