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Jun 13, 2012, 12:00 ET Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and AGD Foundation to Provide Free Oral Care to Hundreds of Philadelphia's Underserved Residents

On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the AGD Foundation will partner with the University of Pennsylvania School of...


May 01, 2012, 11:16 ET Sports and Energy Drinks Responsible for Irreversible Damage to Teeth

A recent study published in the May/June 2012 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry,...


Apr 12, 2012, 11:07 ET The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Sets the Record Straight on Dental X-Rays

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the journal Cancer, the American Cancer Society published an article entitled "Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma,"...


Mar 29, 2012, 11:21 ET Mouthing Off Against Oral Cancer

ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, and more than...


Dec 06, 2011, 10:34 ET Give Yourself the Gift of Good Oral Health this Holiday Season

'Tis the season for giving, but remember to give yourself the most important gift of all this holiday season: a healthy smile! Maintaining good oral...


Oct 03, 2011, 12:36 ET 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...


Sep 01, 2011, 11:24 ET Protect Your Pearly Whites--Wear a Mouthguard

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of the 7 million sports and recreation-related injuries that occur...


Jul 25, 2011, 12:20 ET Dental Organization to Provide Free Oral Care to Homeless Military Veterans

On Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, 2011, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 37,000 general...


May 06, 2011, 10:51 ET The Mystery of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Most people can relate to the uncomfortable feeling that occurs after scalding their mouth on hot soup or coffee. It's a relief when that burnt...


Mar 14, 2011, 09:35 ET 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...


Mar 04, 2011, 10:53 ET The Tooth About Zinc

What Every Denture Wearer Needs to Know CHICAGO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – From its involvement in a healthy immune system to its role...


Feb 10, 2011, 10:02 ET 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 ...


Jan 18, 2011, 03:47 ET Is Kissing Dangerous to Your Health?

Is kissing harmful to your health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the ...


Dec 01, 2010, 09:15 ET Improve Your Oral Health in 2011

Many people ring in a new year by making health-related resolutions to improve their lives, but how many of those lifestyle changes are kept past...


Nov 23, 2010, 09:59 ET Expecting? Don't Neglect Your Teeth

Even though most people are aware that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child, misunderstandings about the...


Nov 01, 2010, 09:38 ET 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. In observance of...


Oct 28, 2010, 05:45 ET The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Cautions Against Misuse of Kellogg Foundation's Evaluation of Dental Health Aide Therapists

On October 26, 2010, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation, and the Bethel Community Services Foundation (Kellogg) released their...


Oct 28, 2010, 03:45 ET Patients Can't Hide Eating Disorders From Dentists

While the connection between oral health and systemic health has been well-established, what most people don't know is that dentists often are in a...


Sep 21, 2010, 11:40 ET Dentists Help to Detect Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol ...


Jul 06, 2010, 09:46 ET Academy of General Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Provide Free Oral Health Care to Underserved

This Thursday, July 8, 2010, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the AGD Foundation will team up with the Louisiana State University (LSU)...


Apr 06, 2010, 11:37 ET Mouth Breathing Can Cause Major Health Problems

For some, the phrase "spring is in the air" is quite literal. When the winter snow melts and flowers bloom, pollen and other materials can wreak...