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Changes Coming in the Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry

In a little over a century, antibiotics have changed the face of healthcare. We no longer fear cholera, strep throat or even a small cut as our forebears did Read More

Brush or Floss First? Here's What You Need to Know to Decide

If you like conundrums like "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?", then you may enjoy this one: "Which should you do first, brush or floss?" Both of these Read More

How You Too Could Have Lindsey Vonn's Viral Video Smile Makeover

Instagram, America's humongous digital photo and video album, is chock-full of the silly, mundane, and poignant moments of people's everyday lives. That includes celebrities: Tom Hanks buying a used Read More

Your New Porcelain Veneers Can Last and Look Great a Long Time

Dental veneers are a popular way to improve teeth with chips, stains, gaps or other defects. They're typically made of dental porcelain, ceramic-like materials prized for their ability to Read More

What To Do About White Spots on Teeth After Wearing Braces

The big day finally arrives when your braces come off. And there it is—your new, beautiful, straight smile! But on closer inspection you notice something else: tiny white spots Read More

Don't Be Wary of a Root Canal - Here's How It Could Save Your Tooth

Here's the bad news: One of your teeth has tooth decay. But here's even worse news: The decay has entered the pulp and root canals in the heart of Read More

Emma Roberts Confesses to Having a Major Sweet Tooth While Expecting

Emma Roberts, star of American Horror Story (and niece of actress Julia Roberts), welcomed her first child at the end of 2020. She confessed that her love of sweets Read More

Practical Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces

Wearing braces can pose challenges for your daily life and habits. One in particular is trying to keep your teeth and gums clean. Braces or not, your oral hygiene needs Read More

Thumb Sucking and Tongue Thrusting Could Cause a Poor Bite

There are many things to be concerned about with your infant. Thumb sucking shouldn't be one of them—at least not yet. Practically universal among young children, the habit normally Read More

Removing Teeth Might Make It Easier To Straighten a Smile

Dentists remove millions of teeth each year, often because of tooth decay or gum disease. But disease isn't the only reason—a tooth extraction might make it easier to straighten Read More

What Chrissy Teigen's Inauguration Night Cap Mishap Could Mean For You

Inauguration night is usually a lavish, Washington, D.C., affair with hundreds attending inaugural balls throughout the city. And when you're an A-List celebrity whose husband is a headliner at Read More

Include These Important Nutrients on Your Dinner Plate for Stronger, Healthier Teeth

“Personalize Your Plate” is the theme for this year's National Nutrition Month in March, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It means there isn't a single diet Read More

Why Early Dental Visits Could Brighten Your Child's Dental Health Future

By the time your child reaches their first birthday, they may have only a handful of primary teeth. So, should you schedule their first dental visit or wait until Read More

Your Teen's Teeth May Not Be Ready for Veneers

Teenagers can have the same smile-disrupting tooth flaws as adults. But not all cosmetic treatments available to adults are appropriate for teenagers—at least not until they get a little Read More

Kevin Bacon's Mango-Slicing Trick and Other Ways to Rid Food Between Your Teeth

During the COVID-19 quarantines, stir-crazy celebrities have been creating some “unique” home videos—like Madonna singing about fried fish to the tune of “Vogue” in her bathroom or Cardi B Read More

Eating the Right Kind of Carbs Can Help You Avoid Gum Disease

There are great health benefits to eating better, including for your teeth and gums. But to determine your ideal diet, you'll have to come to terms with carbohydrates, the Read More

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