How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for You

Ever find yourself staring at all the colorful boxes of toothpaste on a store shelf wondering which one is best for you? Well, here are some tips to help you make better-informed toothpaste decisions. When you’re looking for a  toothpaste, you’ll find they make various claims about cavity protection, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and … Read More

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

Most of us wouldn’t mind making our pearly whites a little brighter. Teeth can get discolored from tea, coffee and wine stains, smoking or simply from growing older. But if you want to whiten your teeth at home with a teeth-whitening kit, here are five things you should do. 1. Know the risks of using … Read More

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

People swear by all sorts of folk wisdom when it comes to keeping a clean toothbrush. Some run it through the dishwasher. Others soak the head in mouthwash or effervescent denture cleaner. Still others freeze it, boil it or invest in a pricey ultraviolet toothbrush “sanitizer.” But here’s the bottom line from an expert: “None … Read More

6 Reasons to See Your Dentist

Contributor: Todd Coy, DMD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Dentistry Program Problems in your mouth are often temporary, like bad breath from spicy food or mouth sores and blisters from eating pizza topped with scalding hot cheese. While these are nothing to fret about, there are changes in your mouth that should cause concern. You … Read More

Tobacco: No Healthy Alternative

Nine million Americans use smokeless tobacco.  Users are often under the impression that smokeless tobacco is “safer” than inhaled alternatives.  The truth is, there are 28 cancer-causing toxins in smokeless products. What is it, and what are its effects? Smokeless tobacco is not burned.  Most people chew or suck the tobacco in their mouth and … Read More