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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30 Everyday Mistakes You’re Probably Making That Can Ruin Your Teeth

Are you chomping a pencil right now as you read this? Stop—right now. That's just one of 30 things you...

This Is the Secret to a Picture-Perfect Smile, According to Science

Think you've perfected your selfie smile? Researchers say some grins are better than others.

Yes, Stress Can Make Teeth Fall Out—and It Can Happen to Anyone

If Demi Moore can lose a tooth to stress, you're probably wondering if you can too. The answer may surprise...

Can Activated Charcoal Really Improve Your Skin? Experts Weigh In

Health experts weigh in on whether activated charcoal actually works for clearing pores, treating acne, and whitening teeth

Say Cheese! The Best Foods to Eat for Stronger, Whiter Teeth

A healthy smile doesn't stop with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups. Add these foods to your diet to naturally brighten...

New Laser Technology Is Set to Make Going to the Dentist a Lot Less Miserable

Get a sneak peek at the new treatments that should make a trip to the dentist a lot better.

Is It Really That Bad to Share a Toothbrush?

You know your hands are often filthy, but your mouth is also surprisingly germy, so you may want to think...

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Do You Have Good Dental Etiquette? 11 Do’s and Don’ts

You should mind your manners everywhere, even at the dentist's office. Here are their tips for your next visit.

8 Foods that Will Freshen Your Breath Almost Instantly

Bad breath? Nosh on these double-duty foods to naturally freshen your breath while also boosting your general oral health.

Is Flossing a Scam? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Feel So Guilty When You Skip Flossing

Turns out, the research isn’t as strong as you’d think.

Benefits of Cloves: A Natural Remedy for Tooth Pain

A science-backed source for pain relief.

7 Surprising Foods That Give You Seriously Bad Breath

Haunted by halitosis? Check your menu for these culprits—then reach for a simple-but-reliable bad breath cure like your toothbrush, sugarless...

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Generally, tooth whitening is safe. But don’t use tooth-whitening bleaches more often than recommended. Research shows that these products wear

3 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Your toothbrush isn't the only weapon capable of protecting your teeth -- your diet helps too!