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89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

89% of Adolescents Consume Sports Drinks

28 June 2017

Sports drinks continue to be popular among adolescents, with 89% of 12- to 14-year-olds consuming...

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Periodontal Health Essential for Expectant Mothers

Pregnant women should probably pay attention to their oral health more than anyone else.

New studies from the American Academy of Periodontology and the European Federation of Periodontology are warning women that periodontal disease may cause early births or lightweight babies.

The information appears in the Journal of Periodontology and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

According to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, babies with a birth weight of less than 5.5 lbs could be at risk of long-term health problems, such as delayed motor skills, inhibited social growth or learning disabilities. Similar risks exist for babies born at least three weeks early. Other problems could include respiratory issues, vision or hearing loss or some type of feeding or digestion issue.

That’s why studies from the AAP and EFP indicate that any nonsurgical periodontal treatment for pregnant women is considered safe. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also recently released a statement that says it’s vital for pregnant women to maintain good oral health and continue with their normal dental treatment.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

Technology Today

Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Dental Implant Prosthetic Options

01 June 2017

While implants have the mechanical availability to attach many different prosthetic options, many factors...

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