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.
Fax
312.440.0559
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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.

Mar 14, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 23, 2010
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Like parent, like child: Good oral health starts at home

Parents are a child's first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to mothers and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and ...

May 17, 2010
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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 ...

May 17, 2010
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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 ...

Apr 13, 2010
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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 ...

Apr 13, 2010
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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 ...

Apr 06, 2010
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How to manage erosion caused by everyday beverages

Researchers have warned people to beware of the damage that acidic beverages have on teeth. Yet, for some, the damage and problems associated with drinking sodas, citric juices or certain tea may have already begun to take ...

Jul 17, 2009
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