A woman walks past a photograph of a smiling woman outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 3, 2020.
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Oral health is a key part of overall health, but many Canadians skip dental care due to the cost, resulting in emergency room visits and health issues. It's time for a dental care plan for all Canadians.
Dental problems in children can affect their overall health and well-being. You can help establish good dental habits with your children from an early age.
Your dentist should wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
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Even during COVID-19, there are ways to keep your teeth healthy.
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Indigenous children have poor oral health compared to Australian kids overall. Our research shows involving local Aboriginal people in designing and providing services can make a difference.
If you still have most of your teeth and they're tightly jammed together, flossing is important. But for some people, simply flossing might not be enough.
Your regular check-up will need to be postponed. But if you're in acute pain, dentists may still be able to treat you. Here's what's allowed and what's not.
Many genetic abnormalities involve the oral and dental region of the face.
Dentists need to have a sound understanding of genetics to treat and manage patients effectively.
Spit, drool, dribble, slaver, slobber or sputum – saliva has many different names. It also has many different jobs.
Children with autism have a great burden of dental caries.
Behaviours such as head banging, picking at the lips and chewing on harmful objects like stones make children with autism more likely to have dental health problems.
It’s not all about the cost of treatment – and this is something the next government will need to address.
The enamel on your teeth is what makes them sparkle. It also acts as a protective coating on the teeth.
A recent study was the first to establish a way to regrow tooth enamel. But what is tooth enamel and why is it so important?
Teeth cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t.
Do you really need a dental clean every six months? Most healthy people will probably be OK if they go anually. But some people are at higher risk of cavities or gum disease, and should go more often.
Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it.
Research shows that many people living with HIV struggle with tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity -- due to the costs of dental care and discrimination by dental professionals.
At-home dental whitening kits might be bad for your teeth. Better to talk to a dentist.
We asked five experts if whitening is safe for teeth. They all said it is, so long as it's by a dentist.
Forgoing dental care causes more pain and costly treatments down the longer term.
All Australians should have access to subsidised dental care, not just pensioners and children.
If you’re experiencing pain while your wisdom teeth are erupting, you should see your dentist.
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Wisdom teeth can be a pain. Here's when you should have them removed.
Zawadi Juluis Saidi had reconstructive surgery on her cleft lip at a Dar es Salaam hospital. African children face huge barriers to surgery.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
No, you can’t blame (most) tooth decay on your parents. But for crooked teeth, the story’s a little more complicated.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
Families who are around at mealtimes can check their relatives are swallowing food properly and alert nursing home staff if there’s a problem.
Poor oral health in our nursing homes can lead to many complications, including choking to death. Here's how family and staff can help advocate for better care.