Academy of General Dentistry

The Academy of General Dentistry, (AGD) was founded in 1935 for the purpose of promoting dental health, educating the public, offering seminars and publications for professional dentists and advocating for governmental assistance for dental health. Today, AGD has over 35,000 members and publishes a journal General Dentistry and AGD Impact.

Address
211 East Chicago Ave., Ste 900 Chicago, IL 60611-1999
E-mail
media@agd.org.
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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.

dateMar 14, 2011 in Health
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Give dirty mouths a brush

The human mouth is home to an estimated 800 to 1,000 different kinds of bacteria. The warm and moist environment, along with hard tooth surfaces and soft tissues, prove to be optimal factors in boosting germ growth. Many ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Health
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Good oral health is essential during pregnancy

It's no secret that pregnancy is an important time in a woman's life. While women often hear about how pregnancy causes physical changes that affect their hormone or appetite levels, these changes can have a great effect ...

dateMay 17, 2010 in Health
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Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion

Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochloric or sulfuric acid—which is also known ...

dateNov 25, 2008 in Health
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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 safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause pregnant women to avoid seeing ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Health
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Drinking tap water may help you avoid dentist's drill

Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC states that tooth decay, if left untreated, can ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Health
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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 havoc on those suffering from seasonal allergies, usually causing a habit called ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Health
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