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How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for You

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If you know what to look for in good toothpaste, you can help protect and whiten your teeth, as well as address sensitivity, plaque and proper fluoridation.


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Do Teeth-Whitening Kits You Use at Home Really Work?

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Should you use a teeth whitening kit at home? FInd out about the safety and effectiveness of these whiteners, how the work and five things you should do before using them.


Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

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While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


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Fluoride Fights Tooth Decay in Your Youngest Kids, AAP Says (Infographic)

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Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics say using fluoride toothpaste, even as teeth are first emerging, is key to stopping cavities from forming. Find recommendations for fluoride use for babies and children.


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Boil, Soak or Pitch It? 4 Tips for a Clean Toothbrush

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Some say a run through a dishwasher or a pricey UV sanitizer is necessary to keep a clean toothbrush. But hot water and regular replacement are all you need. Here are 4 toothbrush safety tips.


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6 Reasons to See Your Dentist

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Bad breath after a garlic-laden meal? Mouth blisters from piping hot pizza? Oral health concerns are not uncommon, but some issues can be serious. Todd Coy, DMD, offers insight on when it’s time to see a dentist.


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Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

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Tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and not all are the result of cigarettes; many follow the use of cancer-causing smokeless tobacco and an emerging group of ‘safe’ alternatives. Brian Burkey, MD, discusses the likelihood of oral cancer as a result of tobacco abuse.