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Other Factors Besides Hygiene Could Contribute to Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infectious condition that if left untreated could lead to tooth loss. While gum disease is primarily caused by a thin layer of bacterial plaque Read More

4 Ways Dairy Can Boost Oral Health

Dairy foods have played a role in human diets for thousands of years. More than one kid—whether millennia ago on the Mesopotamian plains or today in an American suburb—has Read More

4 Affordable Ways to Transform Your Smile for a Once-In-A-Lifetime Moment

People improve their smiles for a lot of reasons: to better their career prospects, to put some juice in their social lives or just to do something special for Read More

Viggo Mortensen's Red-Carpet Smile

The Golden Globes ceremony is a night when Hollywood stars shine their brightest. At the recent red-carpet event, leading man Viggo Mortensen had plenty to smile about: Green Book, Read More

Six Ways Saliva Helps Your Mouth and Body Stay Healthy

While it doesn’t garner the star power of blood, saliva is still an important bodily fluid. A true multi-tasker, saliva contributes in many ways to the function and health Read More

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect

Drugs play an indispensable role in treating disease. For example, life without antibiotics would be much more precarious—common infections we think nothing of now would suddenly become life-threatening. But even Read More

What You Should Know About Antibiotic Therapy Before Implant Surgery

Placing a dental implant within the jawbone requires a surgical procedure. For most people it’s a relatively minor affair, but for some with certain health conditions it might be Read More

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!

A recent episode of “America’s Got Talent” featured an engaging 93-year-old strongman called The Mighty Atom Jr. The mature muscleman’s stunt: moving a full-sized car (laden with his Read More

Practice Caution with Energy or Sports Drinks to Protect Your Enamel

Although energy and sports drinks have different purposes, they have one thing in common: they often contain added citric and other acids to improve taste and prolong shelf life. Read More

3 Things You Should Know About Teeth Grinding

Do you grind your teeth? If you're not sure, ask your family—sometimes the sound of teeth grinding against teeth might make enough noise to be keeping them up at Read More

Why Your Teeth Hurt Will Determine How We Treat Them

Your teeth and gums have a highly sensitive network of nerves. But while it can signal even the most subtle discomfort we may not be able to identify the Read More

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth

Is a chipped tooth big news? It is if you’re Justin Bieber. When the pop singer recently posted a picture from the dental office to his instagram account, it Read More

Beyond Brushing and Flossing: Consider Other Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a primary cause of tooth damage and loss, with annual treatment costs in the billions of dollars. It arises mainly from oral bacteria, which proliferates in Read More

Chronic Dry Mouth Could Increase Your Risk for Dental Disease

When your mouth is dry, you know it: that sticky, uncomfortable feeling when you first wake up or when you're thirsty. Fortunately, it usually goes away after you eat Read More

Test You're Brushing and Flossing Success with a Plaque Disclosing Agent

Brushing and flossing your teeth provides a lot of benefits, including a brighter smile and fresher breath. But the primary benefit—and ultimate goal—is removing dental plaque. This biofilm of Read More

Bobby Bones Dances His Way to Dental Damage

The long-running hit show Dancing with the Stars has had its share of memorable moments, including a wedding proposal, a wardrobe malfunction, and lots of sharp dance moves. But Read More

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