Post Tagged with: "dental health"


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Fluoride: Protects teeth for life

by Senior Airman Benjamin Martinez 86th Dental Squadron

There is more to keeping teeth healthy than daily brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristle tooth brush and floss to keep our teeth clean along with another great aid, fluoride, to help protect our teeth.

February 23, 2017 ×


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Start right, help kids brush

by Senior Airman Jessica Slatt 86th Dental Squadron

Regular brushing of teeth is essential in good dental hygiene and should start early in your child’s life. Although helping kids brush twice a day for two minutes can be tough, it is important as this habit can benefit their dental health for a lifetime.

February 16, 2017 ×


Staff Sgt. Monique Chamberland, 86th Dental Squadron dental lab technician, refines the occlusal contacts on a hard night guard Jan. 11 on Ramstein. Despite being the only one in U.S. European Command, the area dental lab is one of 10 certified dental labs in the Department of Defense and has a deployment rate of 98.6 percent, which is 3 1/2 percent above Air Force standard.

Dental lab techs keep Ramstein smiling

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Taking care of one another is essential to the Air Force mission, and the 86th Dental Squadron area dental laboratory ensures quality prosthodontics are made to prevent mishaps and restore, develop and deploy Airmen from all over Europe.

January 19, 2017 ×


Don’t be swayed by dental misconceptions

by Airman First Class Samantha Bodnar
86th Dental Squadron

Dental visits can be a source of anxiety for many people, which are often due to common misconceptions. One concern is the radiation exposure from dental X-rays.

March 10, 2016 ×


Baby teeth are not just for babies

by Senior Airman Aria Gehman 86th Dental Squadron

Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.

February 25, 2016 ×


Baby dental health important

by Capt. Tonya Barry
86th Dental Squadron

The 86th Dental Squadron’s mission is to keep active-duty members fit to fight and to ensure the dental health of their family members. This February, however, the spotlight is on the pediatric patient pool during the 65th annual National Children’s Dental Health Month.

February 6, 2014 ×


Tobacco use and oral health

by Senior Airman Julaine Moya
86th Dental Squadron dental assistant

A new year and a new you! When one hears the statement, “smoking is bad for your health,” one probably thinks of lung cancer and emphysema. However, did you know that smoking causes long-term gum disease, too?

January 16, 2014 ×
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