Oil pulling and chewing sugar-free gum are sometimes billed as home remedies for cavity removal. An expert weighs in on why these won’t help your aching tooth.
Even if you’re an oral hygiene all-star, you might be leaving bad bacteria behind if you aren’t brushing or scraping your tongue. Here’s why and how to add it to your routine.
Using fluoride toothpaste on babies, even as teeth are first appearing, is key to stopping cavities from forming, researchers say. Do you know the latest recommendations for preventing tooth decay in your children as their teeth come in, and fall out? Find practical tips to using fluoride safely to keep their teeth strong.
With so many options, choosing the right toothpaste can be overwhelming. Our expert shares some tips to find the perfect one for you.
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For some people, going to the dentist is an unpleasant and stress-inducing experience. Learn strategies for coping with dental anxiety and fear.
Gum disease, or gingivitis, has been called the fifth complication of diabetes. Find out how you can prevent gum disease if you have diabetes.
Your toothbrush should always look clean and straight. Our expert shares four tips for keeping a clean and effective toothbrush.
Routine oral care and specialty dental procedures are safe during pregnancy. Good dental hygiene helps keep you and your baby healthy.
There has been a lot of talk about an association between oral and cardiac health, but is there really a direct link? Here’s what we know.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Registered dental hygienist Henry Iffland, RDH, answers this one.