Ways to Save on Dental Care

Don’t have dental coverage? You’re in good company. The National Association of Dental Plans reports that in 2012, more than 40 percent of Americans lacked dental coverage. The Affordable Care Act now requires that all individual and small group market plans cover pediatric oral health services but not adult oral health. Even for those who Continue Reading →

Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids’ Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns

 High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters’ teeth, a new study reports. “Our research has shown that permanent damage to the tooth enamel will occur within the first 30 seconds of high acidity coming into contact with the teeth. This is an important finding and it Continue Reading →

Understanding Diabetes Gum Problems and Prevention

Dianne L. Sefo, RDH, BA From Colgate.com   Approximately 29 million Americans struggle with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and of this population, one in four is unaware of the condition.   Another one third of Americans have blood sugar levels that qualify them as prediabetic – blood sugar that Continue Reading →

CDA Cares has statewide impact as Pomona clinic nears

CDA and the CDA Foundation are gearing up for the second CDA Cares clinic to be held in Southern California. CDA Cares Pomona will take place Nov. 21-22 at the Pomona Fairplex, and volunteers are urged to get involved. “We’re excited to provide services again in Southern California because we want to help as many Continue Reading →

Start Visiting the Dentist Regularly or Risk Losing Your Teeth

Have you ever wondered how your dental health stacks up against other people in your state? The latest poll from Gallup suggests that not every state is equal when it comes to making regular visits to the dentist. Are you at risk of losing your teeth? What the Latest Statistics Say about Who is at Continue Reading →

Standard Guidelines For Oral Health

Everyone can benefit from following the standard guidelines for oral health: flossing daily, brushing twice daily, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and having regular dental checkups. Staying on top of your oral hygiene will help you avoid gum disease and will keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. However, particular groups Continue Reading →

How do I know if my wisdom teeth need to be extracted?

Wisdom teeth are the large molars furthest back in your mouth. Most problems with wisdom teeth occur in people aged 15 – 25 years old, which is also the best time to have them extracted because the roots are not fully developed and the jaw bone is not as dense. Wisdom Tooth Extraction usually occurs in a Continue Reading →