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  • 5 Causes of Consistent Cavities
    5 Causes of Consistent Cavities

    Whether you call them caries or cavities, they're a pain in your mouth. What are some common causes of dental cavities -- and can you avoid them? See more »

  • 5 Common Dental Myths
    5 Common Dental Myths

    Did your mom ever tell you that too much candy could cause your teeth to fall out? Would you be happy to know that's not entirely true? Let's explore this and other dental myths. See more »

  • 5 Explanations for Bleeding Gums
    5 Explanations for Bleeding Gums

    Bleeding anywhere on your body is never good, but if your gums start to gush, it could mean serious trouble. Of course, it may also mean that you need to pick up the toothbrush a little more often. See more »

  • 5 Oral Care Need-to-knows for Aging
    5 Oral Care Need-to-knows for Aging

    As the saying goes, "You don't have to brush your teeth -- just the ones you want to keep." What other oral care advice should you take as you age? See more »

  • 5 Ways to Care for Your Teeth After Your Enamel Has Worn
    5 Ways to Care for Your Teeth After Your Enamel Has Worn

    You probably don't think much about the enamel that protects your teeth, but if you want to keep your choppers pearly and white, you should. Even if your enamel has worn, there are things you can do to protect your teeth. See more »

  • After Extraction: The Dry Socket Quiz
    After Extraction: The Dry Socket Quiz

    You know you should brush and floss regularly, but when it comes to your oral health, what do you know about blood clots, exposed bone and a drinking straw? Go ahead -- test your wisdom about dry sockets here. See more »

  • Beauty and the Yeast: Thrush Mouth in Adults Quiz
    Beauty and the Yeast: Thrush Mouth in Adults Quiz

    If it weren't for yeast, we wouldn't have some of life's finest things: beer, wine, cheese, whiskey and bread. But we also wouldn't have conditions like oral thrush, a yeast overgrowth in the mouth. Test your health smarts and see what you know about oral thrush. See more »

  • Big Smile: What do you know about macrodontia?
    Big Smile: What do you know about macrodontia?

    Many of us have seen the condition when someone has a tooth much bigger than the others, but don't know much about what causes it -- or if and when it's correctable. Is your knowledge of this dental anomaly at the micro- or macro- level? Take the quiz and find out. See more »

  • Brush Up: Do you know what causes gum disease?
    Brush Up: Do you know what causes gum disease?

    Fortunately, a little knowledge about gum disease can lead to a lifetime of better care to prevent and conquer it, or at least to keep your teeth where they belong: in your mouth. What do immunity, fertility and even heredity have to do with how pink your gums are and how well they hold your teeth? And is it just the gums that hold those choppers in place? Bone up on your knowledge of all things gummy; it might not be as scary as you think. See more »

  • Can tooth infections lead to death?
    Can tooth infections lead to death?

    A tooth infection may seem like little more than an inconvenience, but it could actually be doing some serious damage. See more »

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