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Seniors Face Barriers to Critical Dental Care
HBNS STORY | August 26, 2014
Poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors’ overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Antibacterial Agent Boosts Toothpaste Effectiveness
HBNS STORY | January 9, 2014
Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, reduces plaque, gingivitis and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to regular fluoride toothpaste, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Buck Teeth: Correct Them Once In Early Adolescence
HBNS STORY | December 17, 2013
A Cochrane review finds few benefits to a two-stage orthodontic correction for buck teeth in children versus treatment done in one-stage during early adolescence.

Taking Care of Your Teeth
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Get Preventive Health Care
Advice for finding good dental care for you and your loved ones.

Handling Treatment Side Effects
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Sometimes treatment can produce troubling side effects. Here’s how to recognize them and what to do if you have them.

Participate in Your Treatment
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment
Better health is more likely when we agree on a plan of action with our doctor and follow it.

Promote Your Health
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Promote Your Health
Healthy eating, activity, and safety habits help us live for as long and as well as we can.

100 Million Without Dental Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | November 12, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Every year, over 100 million Americans don’t go to the dentist because they can’t afford it, leaving many in pain. How can people pay for dental care?

In the Medical Market Place—Another Way to Pay for Dental Care
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 30, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Across the country some 200 dentists have begun selling a package of basic dental services with a membership plan similar to those offered by big retailers like Costco and Sam's Club.

Prepared Patient: Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 28, 2012 | Health Behavior News Service
Many of us have vivid memories of tying a thread to a loose tooth and wiggling it back and forth with our tongue all the time hoping for a profitable visit from the Tooth Fairy. Facebook is full of school and family photos of kids with cute, gap-toothed smiles. But increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. There are a number of reasons kids and adults don't make it to the dentist regularly. For some parents, it's a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.

Selling Dental Services Like Chevrolets
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 27, 2012 | Trudy Lieberman
Mailers from a New York City dentist piqued my interest last week offering zero percent financing ' the same come-on that car manufacturers have used for years to entice you to buy Chevys and Toyotas.

No Evidence to Support Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth
HBNS STORY | June 13, 2012
Little evidence exists to support removing impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing pain and swelling, aren’t negatively affecting other teeth, and that are disease-free, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early
PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE
Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. For some parents, this is a result of a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.

New Study Shows Unmet Dental Needs in Los Angeles Children
HBNS STORY | May 6, 2011
The 2007 death of a Maryland child from untreated tooth decay exposed the need for better dental care in families with limited resources. In a new study, researchers found dental care deficits in Los Angeles.

Fluoride in Water Prevents Adult Tooth Loss
HBNS STORY | August 24, 2010

Open Wide and Say Uh-oh
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 22, 2010 | Sarah Jorgenson
I had been delaying this visit for awhile now in hope that whatever was growing under my tongue would heal itself. I'd already exhausted visits with a dentist and a physician assistant, but an oral surgeon just sounded so intense for what I presumed was not that big of a deal.

Dental Treatment Might Lower Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes
HBNS STORY | May 11, 2010

Best Fluoride Levels Determined for Children’s Toothpastes
HBNS STORY | January 19, 2010