For Your Information

There are many excellent web sites available to the public and our patients for finding information on dental care topics. Toupin and Associates especially recommends Know Your Teeth from the Academy of General Denistry. Here's a selection of their recent oral health factoids:

  • The Best (and Worst) Candy for Your Teeth As each October creeps up on Cindy Flanagan, DDS, MAGD, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry(AGD), her mind always wanders to the amount of sweets both children and adults will be consuming during the last few months of the year.
  • Is Kissing Dangerous to Your Health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists.
  • Is Your Child's Hobby Making Him Sick? Research has shown that playing a musical instrument can help nourish, cultivate, and increase intelligence in children, but playing a used instrument also can pose a potentially dangerous health risk. Used woodwind and brass instruments were found to be heavily contaminated with a variety of bacteria and fungi.
  • Oral Warning Signs Can Indicate Serious Medical Conditions Regular dental exams not only help to decrease a patient's risk of oral diseases, such as cavities and periodontal (gum) disease, but they may also help to diagnose other, sometimes life-threatening, medical conditions.
  • The Tooth About Zinc From its involvement in a healthy immune system to its role in cell growth, zinc is an essential mineral for the human body. Zinc deficiency is a worldwide problem that affects approximately 4 million people in the U.S. alone. Consumed naturally in the human diet, zinc can be found in food sources, such as beef, yogurt, eggs, and fish.
  • Baby's First Steps to a Healthy Mouth Parents are a child's first teachers in life and they play a significant role in maintaining their child's overall health. In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages parents to introduce good oral health habits to their children during infancy.
  • People with Diabetes at Higher Risk for Developing Gum Disease According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) encourages those with diabetes to pay extra attention to their oral health.
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