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.

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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 and even free ways to get dental care.

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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...

9 Things Dentists Wish You Knew About Teeth Whitening

Everyone wants a mega-watt smile, but teeth whitening isn't for everyone. Here's what you need to know before you get...

13 Unexpected Things You Can Do to Get a Perfect Smile

Eyes may be the windows to your soul, but your smile can make or break a first impression.

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11 Reasons You Really Need to Take Care of Your Teeth

You know brushing your teeth protects against cavities, bad breath, and tooth loss—but did you know it may also help...

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7 Signs of Disease Your Teeth Can Reveal

Dentists are trained to spot more than just cavities: These red flags of dental problems in your mouth may signal...

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How to Tell If You Have a Cavity: 8 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Cavities are the second-most common health problem in the country, with over 3 million cases per year. You may not...

The Only Toothpastes Dentists Use

Taking care of your teeth starts with the right toothpaste. We polled dentists to find out which toothpastes they actually...

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Your Toothpaste or Mouthwash Might Actually Be Staining Your Teeth

Next time you go toothpaste or mouthwash shopping, make sure you avoid these ingredients!

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8 Tips That Will Save Your Teeth From Coffee Stains

Protect your teeth from permanent discoloration without giving up your caffeine addiction.

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The Best Electric Toothbrush, According to Top Dentists

We asked top dentists to reveal their favorite electric toothbrush—and turns out 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed don't agree!...

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How Bad Is It to Brush Your Teeth Only Once a Day?

Here's what happens to your mouth, teeth, and gums—beyond stinky morning breath—when you miss one of the two daily recommended...

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13 Things That Can Cause a Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Whether it's a respiratory infection (including Covid-19), pregnancy, a medical condition, or certain supplements, there are many reasons you can...

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6 Ways to Whiten Your Teeth—and 2 “DIY Treatments” to Avoid

You don't want to brighten your smile by eroding enamel.

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The 9 Golden Rules for White, Healthy Teeth

Not only do your teeth help you talk and chew, they can make or break your appearance. Here are 10...

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8 Ways You’ve Been Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong

As far as difficult tasks go, brushing your teeth doesn't seem like one of them. After all, you've been doing...

14 Best Teeth Whitening Treatments, According to Dentists

A flood of teeth whitening products are on the market promising ingredients ranging from all-natural to high-tech, and it's hard...

11 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Garlic Breath

Garlic's health benefits are many, including fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, but some people pass because of...

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13 Foods Bad for Your Teeth that Dentists Never Eat

From popcorn to granola bars, these foods are bad for your teeth and can lead to tooth decay.

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11 Home Remedies for a Toothache

Cavities, loose fillings, a cracked tooth, an abscess (a pocket of infection at the gum line), or a sinus condition...