In the Moroccan cave known as Grotte des Pigeons, life was good some 15,000 years ago. The people who occupied the cave had a varied diet, fine living quarters and a close-knit community. What they didn't have was a good tube of toothpaste — and the results, scientists have learned, were horrifying.
Are you wrecking your teeth without even knowing it? If you suck your thumb or suck on lemons, you’re doing your pearly whites wrong. And did you know that biting your nails is not only bad for your fingers, it can actually hurt your teeth, too?
Gum disease is a common condition that, in severe cases, calls for antibiotics. Now, researchers are developing a treatment based on wild blueberry extract that could prevent the formation of dental plaque that leads to gum disease.
Stress during pregnancy has been associated with a number of poor health implications for offspring, including low birthweight and increased risk of asthma and allergies. But for the first time, a new study suggests chronic stress in pregnancy may increase a child's risk for dental caries.
Exposure to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age is associated with an increased risk of tooth decay at age 3 years, concludes a study published in The BMJ today.
Parents who smoke put their children's teeth at risk.