Even if you’re an oral hygiene all-star, you might be leaving bad bacteria behind if you aren’t tongue brushing or tongue scraping. Here’s why and how to add it to your routine.
If you’re ready to have a baby, your mind likely is on the coming pregnancy. But there are things to consider before you even get pregnant. Get a doctor’s best advice on how to prepare for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.
It is common for adults and kids to get hurt during any form of sports, especially contact sports. Unfortunately, the face often is the main area of damage — making athletic injuries a major link between sports and dentistry.
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.
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Your body is like a billboard for your state of health. By knowing the telltale clues, you can tell whether it’s time to see the doctor for followup.
Although a migraine is severe to moderate pain that you feel at the top or side of your head, the trouble may actually start at the bottom of your skull. Combining chiropractic treatment with medication often provides relief for migraine pain.
Gum disease – or gingivitis – has been called the fifth complication of diabetes behind heart, nerve, kidney and eye disease. Gingivitis is simply the inflammation of the gums around your teeth caused by plaque buildup.
Do you need dentures? Deciding on and getting dentures can be a complicated, long process. Much depends on the current state of your teeth, so it’s a decision best made in consultation with your dentist. But, there are things you should know about opting for dentures before you make your choice. “Getting and caring for … Read More
You probably don’t give much thought to a filling once it’s been placed in your tooth. But there are some who question the safety of silver fillings, also known as dental amalgam. Currently, there are millions of amalgam dental fillings in use, and they continue to be placed in dental schools, clinics and hospitals all … Read More
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