Stories tagged: teeth
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort
The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 5 p.m.
The downside to drinking flavored water: It can be bad for your teeth
Hydration is great. But the problem is that these drinks’ flavor essences, mostly citric and other fruit acids, cause significant tooth erosion
Mon., April 24, 2017, 4 p.m.
House Call: Taking care of your teeth is important to your health
Aside from the obvious social and functional aspects of having an attractive-looking mouth, healthy teeth and gums are linked to better overall health. It’s hard to get good nutrition if …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Your imported teeth are a battlefield as Trump takes on trade
To get a feel for what’s at stake in the U.S. trade debate, run your tongue over your molars. Implants, crowns and bridges made in places like China and Mexico …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Medical benefits of dental floss unproven
The federal government has recommended flossing since 1979, first in a surgeon general’s report and later in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued every five years. The guidelines must be …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Financial decay: Dental care can threaten retirement budget’s bottom line
People approaching retirement don’t always think about dental care costs adding to the bottom line of living expenses, and it’s a common misconception that basic Medicare covers regular trips to …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 5:47 p.m.
New program helps get emergency dental care to low-income adults
The DENT program helps low-income adults see dentists for emergency treatment. Meagan Daniels, a Spokane Falls Community College student, credits the program for saving a broken tooth that became infected.
Fri., May 1, 2015
Dental care gap problem for adults
Health officials have made strides in getting low-income kids in Spokane County to the dentist, but regular dental care remains beyond the reach of many adults. More than 30 percent …
Tue., June 11, 2013
Tooth in fiction
If you’ve ever tried to get a 2-year-old to brush her teeth or a 4-year-old to climb into a dentist’s chair, here’s a story for you. Or your problem child. …
Tue., Jan. 6, 2009
Dentures’ future in fast decay
WASHINGTON – As long as there are hockey players, there will be niche markets for false teeth. But the real news about the future of dentures is that there isn’t …