The Key to Oral Health? Start Early | Parent Express

When it comes to says our children in good oral hygiene, Dr. Nilfa Collins, DMD, of Children’s Dentistry of Dublin said, “It’s all about consistency and making it fun.” Turning a routine that adults may find mundane into an adventure in healthy living could seem daunting. But luckily, there is a lot of great guidance out there to set caregivers on the right track.

First, it’s important to understand why developing strong oral hygiene patterns early is so critical. In adults, “there’s this huge population that’s really struggling with their teeth,” according to Siobhan Benham, APRN, a family nurse practitioner

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Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes dental secure million-dollar loans from state

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes, a community dental provider, have been approved to receive two separate 1.5 million dollar loans by the State Department of the Treasury. Those funds will be used to build medical and dental offices in Live Oak, in conjunction with MidPen Housing, a non-profit developer.



a person holding a sign posing for the camera: Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.


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Santa Cruz Community Health and Dientes Community Dental Care announced Friday that Sutter Health has invested $1 million to support the construction and operation of a health and housing project in Live Oak.

“These loans are critical because they target small

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BulletinHealthcare Partners with Academy of General Dentistry to Launch Dental News Briefings

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BELTSVILLE, Md., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BulletinHealthcare, a leading provider of news briefings for top U.S. medical associations, today announced that it has launched two new publications, AGD Today and AGD Practice Weekly, for members of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

AGD Today is distributed via email to AGD members and affiliates by 8:30 a.m. ET every weekday morning. The publication satisfies the daily information needs of general dentists and dental professionals.

Similarly, AGD Practice Weekly

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Delta Dental promotes long-time employee to COO role

Former operations VP joined insurer in 1996

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Delta Dental of Tennessee has announced the appointment of Melissa Huschke as COO, a role that is new to the company.

Huschke (pictured), a longtime company executive, will oversee client and member services, claims administration, information technology and organizational strategy for the insurer, which works with more than 2,100 employer groups that represent about 1.4 million people.

Huschke has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, including 24 years in dental benefits administration. She joined Nashville-based Delta Dental of Tennessee in

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How to Prevent Heart Disease and Improve Your Heart Health

Welcome to 2021. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? Did they involve promises about eating better, losing weight, exercising more and stressing less? What about prioritizing sleep and curbing the booze? If your goals included one or all of the above, you might as well have just said this is the year you resolve to prevent heart disease. Because each of those resolutions takes you one step closer to the formidable task of keeping your heart healthy.

Heart disease isn’t necessarily something on your radar—but it should be. “Heart disease is the number one cause of

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Tetrahydrocurcuminoids may support oral health, says recent study

A recently published study investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications.

A recently published study1 investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications. In the open label prospective pilot clinical trial, 30 patients with canker sores, and 29 patients with gingivitis were treated with two 100 mg chewable tablets of THCs per day over three weeks. Body mass index, throat numbness/relief, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain score, canker sore lesions, gingival appearance, inflammation and bleeding were assessed before and after treatment, at 14 and 21 days.

Results showed that treatment

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