Beauty and Hygiene

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How to Combat 'Mask Breath' and the Pandemic of Halitosis

Now that we're all supposed to be wearing masks, we've all become keenly aware of something: our breath. And guess what? It doesn't always smell good.

What in the World Are Tonsil Stones?

Never heard of tonsil stones? They're nasty little stones that can form in your throat. So should you freak out if you have them?

What's Scarier: No Toilet Paper or Wiping With One of These 5 Alternatives?

What in the world do you wipe with when you're totally out of toilet paper? You can try one of these alternatives. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Can Tooth Decay Lead to Death?

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

Toothpaste Tablets: A New Way to Brush Your Teeth

Toothpaste in tablet form could be an effective way to benefit both the health of the environment and our teeth.

Toothpaste: Too Much of a Good Thing for Kids

How much toothpaste is too much? Turns out, kids just need a little smear.

Rinse and Spit: The History of Toothpaste

From urine to incense, the ancients had some weird ideas about what to put in toothpaste.

Who Brushes Their Teeth in the Shower?

A surprising number of people do, but why? And are there any downsides to doing it?

Why Feeling Clean Feels So Good

Human beings are biologically and psychologically predisposed to prefer clean environments.

Sorry Haters, You Do Have to Floss

Recent news reports say there's no scientific evidence to support flossing, but dental associations continue to recommend it. Why's that?

How Can You Avoid That Trip to the Dentist? Regrow Your Teeth

And did we mention that this synthetic biomaterial could eventually lead dentists to retire root canals?

Wisdom Teeth Can Stay, Says Oral Surgery Organization

You may not need to pull them after all (and spend three days as a chipmunk). But don't think that means the ordeal is over.

Can an abscessed tooth kill you?

An infection that starts as a toothache can spread throughout your body. Before you self-prescribe ice and pain pills and go to bed, consider what can happen if you skip the dentist's chair.

Why can’t you smell your own bad breath?

If you're worried you have bad breath it might be for good reason. You can't smell your own breath so it might be hard to tell — until it's too late.

Can people regrow teeth?

We're often told that our adult set of teeth is the last call for new pearly whites, but can alligators teach humans to replace even more lost teeth?

Why Do Your Teeth Feel Furry When You Haven't Brushed Them?

If you've ever skipped brushing your teeth before bed, you may have noticed that they have a fuzzy texture the next day. What is that icky-feeling stuff, and what can you do about it?

Why Does Coffee Make Your Breath So Bad?

Ah, coffee: smells so good, yet stinks your breath so bad. Since giving up this daily indulgence is out of the question, how can you lessen the odor?

Teen Skin Care: Battling Blemishes and Beyond

Acne is by far the most common skin complaint among teenagers. In this article we breakdown the common causes of acne and effective treatments.

Shaving Dos and Don'ts for Teens

Shaving for both males and females typically starts in the teenage years. See shaving dos and don'ts for teens for tips on hair removal.

Dental Work and Pericarditis

Though rare, infection from dental work, or even vigorous brushing, can lead to pericarditis. But what are the symptoms -- and when should you call your doctor?

Gum Surgery

Gum surgery sounds like a scary and painful procedure. We'll tell you what to really expect if you're preparing for this oral treatment.

Cavity Filling

If you've ever had a cavity, you've probably got something in your teeth right now. No, not the spinach salad you had for lunch. We're talking about something a bit more ... filling.

Professional Fluoride Treatment

You already brush with fluoride toothpaste. So do you really need a professional fluoride treatment at the dentist, too?

Professional Teeth Whitening

At-home tooth-whitening products are extremely popular, but having a professional make your smile bright might be a better option. Is it worth the expense? What are the risks?