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.

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 gleaming.

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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9 Reasons You Have a Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Metal mouth could be linked to what you eat, but it could also have to do with any of these...

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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...

9 Things Your Bad Breath Reveals About Your Health

Bad breath, or halitosis, can mean more than you need to brush more. These bad breath traits can tell you...

11 Halitosis Remedies to Help You Get Rid of Bad Breath

No matter what the cause is, bad breath and halitosis can be treated from home using natural remedies.

12 Things Your Bad Breath Is Trying to Tell You

Got dragon breath (again)? Here's what your halitosis could mean for your health.

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13 Foods That Are Worse for Your Teeth Than Candy

You could be sabotaging your beautiful smile without even knowing it. Here are the foods—other than candy—that dentists want you...

16 Best and Worst Halloween Treats for Your Teeth

Not all treats turn into tricks in your mouth. Here are the best and worst Halloween handouts for your teeth...

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13 Things Dentists Never Put in Their Mouth

Dentists see countless patients each year who break teeth because they chomp on the wrong thing—food or otherwise. Here are...

8 Strange Body Parts and Their Surprising Purposes

Some parts of our body get more credit than others. Read up on the fascinating bits you've never considered.

10 Signs You’re Headed For a Dental Emergency

When it comes to oral health, don't ignore these seemingly "small" problems as they can quickly turn into big, painful,...