Beauty and Hygiene

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It may not matter when you're popping pills to dull the pain, but all cavities are not created equal. In fact, there's an entire classification system designed to tell dentists just how serious your cavity is.

By Stephanie Watson

You want to share that winsome smile with the world -- but you can't because your gums are black or darker than average. Don't worry, though: In many cases, there is hope.

By Marie Willsey

We hear about breast and lung cancer all the time, but orals cancers don't get much time in the public eye. Find out what you can do to optimize the health of your gums.

By Maria Trimarchi

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Gum disease: It's not pretty, but can it actually kill you? We break down the dangers of letting plaque run rampant.

By Maria Trimarchi

You're bloated, hormonal and uncomfortably pregnant. And now you have to worry about gingivitis, too?

By Terri Briseno

Once a cavity starts, it sets off a chain of events that can eventually destroy an entire tooth. What can you do to prevent that result, and does it always have to involve a drill?

By Tom Scheve

It's estimated that 75 percent of American adults have periodontal disease, but many of them don't even know it. Does your mouth need treatment?

By Maria Trimarchi

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A decaying tooth might not be your fault, but that doesn’t mean it won’t fall out anyway. What do you do then?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Without yeast, there is no warm bread, cold beer or creamy cheese. But what happens when you get too much yeast in your body?

By Katie Lambert

Anytime you have a tooth pulled, you're at risk for developing dry socket. What exactly is this condition, and what can you do to prevent it?

By Maria Trimarchi

Macrodontia causes teeth to grow abnormally large. We'll explain this rare dental anomaly here.

By Terri Briseno

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Besides turning your teeth yellow and giving you bad breath, cigarettes can actually destroy your gums and cause bone loss in your jaw.

By Sara Elliott

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?

By Debra Ronca

If you wear dentures, you know what a lifesaver they can be. But did you also know how critical your specific dental routine is?

By Terri Briseno

Tooth enamel may be the hardest tissue our bodies produce, but it still wears away. How? Lots of ways.

By Terri Briseno

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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.

By Echo Surina

Almost everyone knows they don't want to experience a root canal, but how many people really know what the procedure entails? Here, we break down the steps, so you know exactly what to expect if you find you need your pulp cleaned out.

By Maria Trimarchi

Missing a few teeth but can't imagine having dentures? Maybe implants are for you.

By Terri Briseno

You may have been lucky enough to have a tooth pulled at some point in your life, but do you know what the procedure actually entails? We'll give you the lowdown on what your dentist is up to when he's performing an extraction.

By Maria Trimarchi

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We love celebrities with larger-than-life smiles, from Tom Cruise to Julia Roberts and even Gary Busey. But when it's your own teeth, can a toothy grin sometimes be too much?

By Jennifer Sellers

Dentures have come a long way since they were first used by the Etruscans in 700 B.C. But with all the different types available, how can you tell which are right for you?

By Tom Scheve

Despite the name, crowns aren't royal treatment for your pearly whites; they're restorative dental devices that can be painful and costly. Why might you need a crown, and what are they made of? Find out.

By Shanna Freeman

Missing teeth? A dental bridge could be the solution. Find out here.

By Michael Franco

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We've all heard that fluoride is good for us but some people have concerns about the amount of fluoride they consume each day, between water, bottled drinks and toothpaste. What should they do at the dentist?

By Sarah Alban

Got an ache in your tooth? It could be an abscess. Find out how to treat it here.

By Terri Briseno