What You Need to Know About Dental X-rays

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What You Need to Know About Dental X-rays Dental X-rays are often part of a regular dental checkup. Learn how they help your dentist to monitor your oral health. Depending on your oral health history and your dentist’s preferences, you will probably need to have dental X-rays taken from time to time. Dental X-rays allow your dentist to more closely monitor the health of your…

Many Americans Don’t Receive Preventive Dental Care

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10-year study found some improvement, but continued gaps among racial groups. WEDNESDAY, (HealthDay News) — Too many Americans lack access to preventive dental care, a new study reports, and large differences exist among racial and ethnic groups. For the study, researchers analyzed telephone survey data collected from nearly 650,000 middle-aged and older adults between 1999 and 2008. The investigators found that the number who received…

Dental Health and Overall Health

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Dental Health and Overall Health Healthy mouth, healthy body: The link between them may surprise you. The condition of your mouth is closely tied to your overall health. Find out how oral health is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a nice smile and pleasant breath. Recent research has found a number of links…