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Tooth loss lead to costly dental treatments and detract from your physical appearance. But can it mean you have a disease?
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.
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.
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.
Gum disease: It's not pretty, but can it actually kill you? We break down the dangers of letting plaque run rampant.
You're bloated, hormonal and uncomfortably pregnant. And now you have to worry about gingivitis, too?
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
A decaying tooth might not be your fault, but that doesnâ€™t mean it wonâ€™t fall out anyway. What do you do then?
Without yeast, there is no warm bread, cold beer or creamy cheese. But what happens when you get too much yeast in your body?
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?
Macrodontia causes teeth to grow abnormally large. We'll explain this rare dental anomaly here.
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
If you wear dentures, you know what a lifesaver they can be. But did you also know how critical your specific dental routine is?
Tooth enamel may be the hardest tissue our bodies produce, but it still wears away. How? Lots of ways.
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.
Missing a few teeth but can't imagine having dentures? Maybe implants are for you.
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.
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?
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.
Missing teeth? A dental bridge could be the solution. Find out here.
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.
Also known as dental porcelain laminates, veneers can go a long way toward improving the appearance of your natural teeth. But how long do they last?
By Tom Scheve