Wellness

Having Wisdom Teeth Removed

Historically, many dentists have automatically extracted wisdom teeth as soon as they emerge. But now dental professionals believe that sometimes there is greater wisdom in allowing people to keep these third molars until oral problems occur.

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Baby Pacifiers and Germs

The American Dental Association (ADA) is concerned that bacteria that may cause dental decay can be transmitted from adult to child if the parent sucks on the baby’s pacifier to clean it. A study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics counters this thinking.

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Want to Whiten Your Smile?

Tooth whitening is the No. 1 cosmetic dentistry procedure, reports the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Americans spend more than $1.7 billion each year on procedures and products designed to whiten their teeth and enhance their smiles.

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