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Stop Smoking to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Your risk for periodontal (gum) disease increases if you’re not brushing or flossing effectively. You can also have a higher risk if you’ve inherited thinner gum tissues from your Read More

Stop Wearing Your Dentures While You Sleep!

Perhaps you’ve heard the old saying: “Take care of your dentures and your dentures will take care of you.” Well, maybe it’s not that old—but it’s still a sensible Read More

Studies Show Vaping May Not Be Safer for Oral Health Than Tobacco

There's ample evidence tobacco smoking increases your risk for tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. But the same may be true for electronic cigarettes (E-cigs): Although millions have turned Read More

Supermodel Ashley Graham's Unpleasant Dental Encounter With a Frozen Cookie

Ashley Graham has a beautiful and valuable smile—an important asset to her bustling career as a plus-size model and television host. But she recently revealed on Instagram a “confrontation” Read More

Take a Lesson From Hockey Player Mike Bossy

It might seem that adults who play aggressive, high-contact professional sports (ice hockey, for example) have the highest chance of sustaining dental injuries. But for many — like NHL Read More

Take Steps to Stop Chronic Dry Mouth and Avoid Dental Disease

We all experience that unpleasant "cotton-mouth" feeling now and again. But what if it happens all the time? Chronic dry mouth is more than unpleasant—it could be a medical Read More

Take These Immediate Actions to Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Accidents do happen, especially if you or a family member has an active lifestyle. One such risk, especially for someone playing a contact sport, is having a tooth knocked Read More

Teeth Grinding Could Endanger Your Dental Health

While your teeth and gums can take a lot, they still face dangers like dental disease. Your teeth are also affected by aging-related wear and tear. And, something else could Read More

The Connection Between GERD and Oral Health

Not coincidentally, GERD Awareness Week overlaps with the Thanksgiving holiday. Many people get acid indigestion from time to time, especially during this month of major feasting, but if you Read More

The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Implant Therapy

Compared to other dental restorations—a few of which have been around for over a century—implants are a relatively recent development. But even though it's just now entering its fourth Read More

The Gap Is No More

This is the story of a well-known man, fearless in most respects, who was afraid of the dentist. Even though his fears had resulted in neglect and serious damage Read More

The Howie Mandel Effect: Avoid Dental Disease Through Daily Brushing and Flossing

Howie Mandel, one of America’s premier television personalities, rarely takes it easy. Whether performing a standup comedy gig or shooting episodes of America’s Got Talent or Deal or No Read More

The Kind of Tooth Pain You Have May Identify the True Problem

Pain can tell you things. Not verbally, of course, as in, “Hey, your appendix is inflamed!” But the quality of your pain—dull or sharp, constant or intermittent, acute or Read More

The Real Truth Behind Ed Helms' Missing Tooth in "The Hangover"

Ed Helms is best known for his role as the self-absorbed, Ivy League sales rep, Andy Bernard, on television's The Office. But to millions of fans he's also Stu, Read More

The Tale of the Toothworm

Ever wonder just exactly what causes cavities? Once upon a time, “Toothworms” — miniscule, yet relentless pests — were thought to be responsible for this widespread malady. This belief Read More

The Tiger and Mike Tyson's Teeth

Mike Tyson's gap-toothed smile is part of athlete-turned-celebrity's signature look. During his two-decade career as a professional boxer, the former heavyweight champion has been known for both giving — Read More

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