In studies, electric toothbrushes tend to show a decrease in plaque and gingivitis compared to regular brushing. But you do not need to use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth effectively, a dental hygienist says.
Teeth whitening products are popular, but some research suggests they can cause changes to proteins inside the teeth. Here’s what you need to know about using teeth bleaching kits safely.
Fluoride is best, this pediatric dentist says. But here’s what she tells parents who are adamantly against it.
As soon as that first tooth sprouts, it’s time to start brushing your baby’s teeth. Here’s a parents guide to brushing, flossing and taking care of those baby teeth.
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Did you know dental checkups can be your first line of defense against oral cancer? Many dentists screen for growths and sores in your mouth in addition to checking your teeth.
Grinding your teeth at night can cause jaw and face pain, as well as headaches. Learn how to handle the behavior to help minimize its effects.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Registered dental hygienist Henry Iffland, RDH, answers this one.
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.
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.
In addition to damaging your lungs, tobacco use is a significant contributor to pain throughout the body. Find out if smoking is hurting you more than you know.