Oral and Dental Care

No one likes going to the dentist. Learn about how to combat tooth decay and bad breath for healthy gums and good oral hygiene.

I Tried a Charcoal Toothbrush to Whiten My Teeth—Here’s What Happened

Can a charcoal toothbrush whiten your teeth? To find out, I replaced my electric toothbrush with a charcoal toothbrush for two weeks.

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5 Best Foods to Eat After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Not sure what to eat after wisdom teeth removal? You'll need to choose soft or liquid foods and avoid...

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Everything You Need to Know About Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal is done to prevent crooked or crowded teeth, jaw pain, and more. Here's what to know...

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Why You May Have Tooth Sensitivity After a Filling

Have pain and sensitivity after a dental filling? Here's why—and when to reach back out to your dentist for treatment.

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What to Know About the Benefits of Oil Pulling for Your Teeth

What is oil pulling, and does it offer any benefits beyond those you get from brushing your teeth? Here's what...

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Mamelon Teeth: Why You Have Ridges on Your Teeth

Mamelon bumps are ridges on the edges of teeth that don't cause big problems, but can prevent the "perfect smile."

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Top 4 Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth, According to a Dentist

Enjoying Halloween candy is part of the holiday fun, but too much candy can lead to cavities and

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Should You Use a Floss Pick or Regular Floss? What Dentists Recommend

Flossing is important for your oral health. Here are dentist-recommended ways to floss, plus the pros and cons...

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4 Ways Covid-19 Is Bad for Your Teeth, According to Dentists

Dentists reveal how the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to tooth problems—from gum disease to cracked teeth to cavities—and how to...

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6 Silent Signs of Tonsil Stones

Just one more reason your dentist was right about flossing; learn the six signs of tonsil stones and what...

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CBD for Dental Pain, Anxiety, and Problems: Does It Work?

CBD is touted for a lot of issues like sleep and anxiety. Can it help cavities, TMJ problems, gum...

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9 Best Electric Toothbrushes for Whiter Teeth, According to Dentists

We asked dentists to share their favorite electric toothbrushes for every budget, and the features that are best for getting...

6 Reasons Why You Have Bleeding Gums When You Brush Your Teeth

If you regularly see red when you brush your teeth, it could be cause for concern.

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Tooth Pain: Symptoms, Risks, and What to Do If You Have Painful Teeth

Dental pain is common and has many causes, including poor mouth hygiene, cavities, sinus infections and more. Here are treatments...

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Canker Sores: What to Know About These Painful Mouth Sores

Yes, they hurt. Here are the symptoms, risks, triggers, and treatments for canker sores, which may help you stop...

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Dental Emergency? Here’s What Dentists Recommend

Dentists share what should be in your emergency kit for common dental problems, like cavities and gum pain, and...

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7 Things Doctors Need You to Know About TMJ Disorder

Medical experts reveal everything you need to know about how to prevent jaw pain and the types of treatments available,...

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6 Ways You Didn’t Realize You Were Staining Your Teeth

There are plenty of ways to whiten your teeth, but one of the best things to do is to...

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How Often You Should Replace Your Toothbrush (and What Happens When You Don’t)

Learn how often you should replace your toothbrush and the likelihood of getting gum disease and other problems if...

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13 Signs You Need to See a Dentist Right Away

Don't ignore these symptoms of a potential dental emergency.

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11 Dentist-Approved Home Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

Try these dentist-approved remedies for sensitive teeth to alleviate pain, from desensitizing toothpaste to avoiding acidic foods and drinks.

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12 Common Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes That Make Dentists Cringe

We asked dentists to reveal the dental mistakes that make them cringe, from rushing your toothbrushing to overusing whitening products.

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Affordable Dental Care: What Dentists Need You to Know

If you don't have dental insurance or can't afford the dentist, you do have options. Here are some low cost...

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The Toothbrushing Mistake Everyone Makes

Dentists reveal how this common toothbrushing mistake may be hurting your oral health and how to maximize the benefits of...

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14 Ways to Ease Jaw Pain

People who have jaw pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can have what is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD)....

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Dentists Reveal the Worst Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

When it comes to getting a megawatt smile, some methods for teeth whitening are better than others—here's what dentists want...

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10 Ways You’re Flossing All Wrong

Flossing is a key step for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but if you're not following proper technique you...

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How to Stop Canker Sore Pain

If you're looking for remedies to stop the annoying ache of canker sores, these study-tested remedies might do the trick....

How I Straightened My Teeth Without Braces

I got a brand new smile in only eight months for less than $2,000.

8 Rules to Follow If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Do you sometimes get the sensation that lightening bolts of pain are striking your teeth? These simple steps can help...