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An Oral Irrigator Could Make Flossing Easier for You

If we were playing word association with the term “oral hygiene,” you'd probably answer “brushing.” And you would be right—brushing cleans tooth surfaces of accumulated bacterial plaque, a thin Read More

Find Out How These Famous Celebrities Protect Their Smiles From Teeth Grinding

The fast-paced world of sports and entertainment isn’t all glitz and glamour. These high-profile industries create a unique kind of emotional and mental stress on celebrities. For many of Read More

Don't Let Acid Reflux Disease Rob You of Your Teeth

Heartburn is a big problem: Each year we Americans spend around $10 billion on antacid products, twice as much as for over-the-counter pain relievers. It's an even bigger problem Read More

Addressing Risk Factors: Taking the Fight Against Tooth Decay to a New Level

Tooth decay is more prevalent than diseases like cancer, heart disease or influenza. It doesn't have to be—brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, less dietary sugar and regular dental cleanings Read More

That Energy Drink You Take for a Boost Might Be Hurting Your Dental Health

Although energy drinks are but a blip on the historical timeline compared to coffee or tea, they've displaced these traditional stimulants among nearly half of today's adolescents and young Read More

Jimmy Fallon's Daughter Loses a Tooth on National Television

Even though coronavirus lockdowns have prevented TV hosts from taping live shows, they're still giving us something to watch via virtual interviews. In the process, we're given occasional glimpses Read More

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy

For people with edentulism (total loss of teeth), removable dentures is a viable option for regaining both lost function and an attractive appearance. From the moment they begin wearing Read More

Unpleasant Cracked Mouth Corners Can Be Treated and Prevented

Ever have a paper cut or an irritated hangnail? They're not considered major health problems, but, boy, can they sting! Something similar can occur in the corners of your mouth Read More

Studies Show Vaping May Not Be Safer for Oral Health Than Tobacco

There's ample evidence tobacco smoking increases your risk for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. But the same may be true for electronic cigarettes (E-cigs): Although millions have turned Read More

Bruins' Zdeno Chara Breaks His Jaw During 2019 Stanley Cup

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had a rough Stanley Cup final against the St. Louis Blues this past June. Not only did the Bruins ultimately lose the championship, but Read More

A Shingles Outbreak Could Interrupt Your Dental Care

A shingles outbreak can be painful and embarrassing. It could also interfere with many areas of your life—including your dental care. Known medically as herpes zoster, shingles is a viral Read More

Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Better Fit and may Stop Bone Loss

Your dentures have served you well over the years. Lately, though, you’ve noticed the fit loosening in the lower denture. It’s not a new problem: you’ve had them refitted Read More

These Digital Tools Increase the Success Rate of Dental Implants

Nothing beats the form and function of a real tooth—but dental implants come pretty close. That's why they're tops among both dentists and patients for replacing missing teeth. Much of Read More

Viggo Mortensen's Red-Carpet Smile

The Golden Globes ceremony is a night when Hollywood stars shine their brightest. At the recent red-carpet event, leading man Viggo Mortensen had plenty to smile about: Green Book, Read More

A Word to Young Adults: Brushing and Flossing are Key to a Healthy Mouth

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy doesn't require an elaborate plan. It's simple: Besides twice-a-year dental visits, the most important thing you can do is brush and floss every Read More

Gluten Sensitivity can Lead to Dental Problems

There’s been a growing awareness about the effects of gluten, a protein found in grains like wheat, rye and sometimes oats, on certain people. An estimated 1 in 133 Read More

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