Latest Dental Health Shows

How to Get Your Child to Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Feb 22, 2016

Thumb sucking is a common comforting habit in younger children. Because a baby’s desire to suck their thumb is essential for life, Dr. Cindy Gellner actually discourages trying to stop thumb sucking during the first few years before permanent teeth come in, usually around 4-5 years of age. But ...

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Eating Disorders Can Hurt Your Teeth

Oct 1, 2015

What you eat (or don’t eat) can have an impact on your oral health. Acidic foods and sugar free sodas wear the teeth down faster than most foods, and forcing yourself to throw up can be devastating for your pearly whites. In this podcast Dr. Kirtly Jones talks with Dr. Lea Erickson about the ...

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Dry Mouth is Common but That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Talk to Your Dentist or Physician About it

Sep 3, 2015

Dry mouth is a very common issue that can really affect your quality of life. It’s common among women and the older population, and can contribute to tooth decay, bad breath and affect your sense of taste. Drinking lots of water doesn’t always help, so what can you do about it? Dr. Kirtly Jones ...

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How Pregnancy and Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Your Oral Health

Aug 13, 2015

Even before puberty, girls’ mouths are different than boys’. Some women might notice their gums swell and bleed more during certain times of their menstrual cycle. Dr. Kirtly Jones talks about how estrogen and other hormones can affect oral health. In this podcast she talks about why that is and...

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Health Care Insider: How the ADA is Tackling the Rising Cost of Dental Education

Jun 5, 2015

One of the biggest issues for dental schools is the rising cost of education. Dr. James Becker from the University of Utah School of Dentistry asks Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays, president-elect of the American Dental Association, about the organization’s strategy to offset costs and help students ...

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All Your Baby Teeth Questions Answered

May 4, 2015

When should you start taking your child to the dentist? And when should you start brushing your baby’s teeth? When can they do it on their own? Some parents have a lot of questions about baby teeth, and that’s okay. Dr. James Bekker is here to help answer those questions and talk about why ...

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Med Student Mentor: Licensing, Tuition and Other Concerns Dental Students Have

Apr 29, 2015

Many dental students and prospective dental students worry about the high debt associated with dental school and obtaining a portable license. Carol Gomez Summerhays is the president-elect of the American Dental Association. She discusses licensing and tuition but also talks about how technology and...

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