Every Mouth Is Different. No two of us are alike. We all have our own smiles, speech patterns, eye and hair colorings. But we're just now beginning to learn how unique our mouth environments really are.
We've all heard the success story of fluoride, perhaps the most dramatic turnaround of a population's dental health in history.
In many cases it's the dentist—and not the physician—who has the first opportunity in the early detection of diabetes, because diabetics are especially prone to dental problems.
How to Have Good Dental Health
It's important for your dentist to know if you have diabetes, and how you're controlling it. Good control of your diabetes affects your oral health as well as your overall health.
Dealing With Sensitive Smiles
Are Your Teeth Temperamental? Learn how to deal with sensitive teeth and what might be causing the sensitivity.
Drink and Be Merry
A recent study says that red wine is good for your smile. Compounds known as polyphenols in red wine have been found to stave off gum diseases.
Dental Hygiene Across the Board
The British have been heckled for years for their allegedly bad teeth. Adding fuel to the fire is a recent national survey of Brits on their dental habits.
Healthy Smooching and Oral Hygiene
Good dental hygiene leads to great kisses. Read some tips about how to avoid any embarrassment from the state of your mouth.
Is dried fruit good for your teeth? You might be surprised to hear that raisins and other dried foot, although healthier than junk food, can also cause cavities and tooth decay.
Importance of Dental Cleaning Appointments
Read the top 10 reasons why you should not dodge your dental cleaning appointment. Regular cleaning can prevent oral cancer, ward off gum disease, and of course preserve your white smile.
One of the simplest preventive hygiene exercises you can do for yourself is something you've heard of before. It bears repeating: floss.
The chemistry of your mouth is as unique as your signature. No two are exactly alike. And so, when it says in popular magazines that "you" need only a dental hygiene appointment twice a year to stay in good dental health, some dentists get very concerned.
What's the best thing that's happened to you over the past year? A special vacation you'd been promising yourself? Or that new car you've had your eye on for a long while?
Most of your dentist's patients enjoy robust health, and he or she is thankful for that. In fact, if you are faithful about your "recall" appointments (regular check-ups) he or she probably sees you more often than your physician does.
Bad breath (halitosis) has been the subject of a lot of laughter and some pretty bad TV commercials over the years. Yet, if you're like nearly one in five patients dentists see, you know the embarrassment and insecurity it can bring.
The Benefits of Tongue Scraping
Want to reduce bad breath, gum problems and tooth decay? Grab a tongue scraper and scrape your way to a healthier mouth.
Are you crazy about gum, but not so much about its affect on your teeth? Learn about Xylitol, a natural sweetener found in trees and fruit that does not cause cavities.