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Can big teeth be shaved down?

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?

What are the different types of dentures?

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?

Dental Crowns

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.

Dental Bridges

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

Can dentists use non-fluoride toothpaste?

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?

Tooth Abscess Treatment

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

Teeth Veneers

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?

What are the consequences of delaying a root canal?

Delaying a root canal can lead to any number of bigger issues, including losing your tooth and, in the worst cases, even death.

How to Fix Overlapped Teeth

Happiness is something everyone wants to feel, and a smile tells the world you've got it. But when something like overlapped teeth makes you hide that smile, it's time for an adjustment.

How are tooth roots removed?

Removing a tooth is one of the most common dental surgeries performed. Learn why a tooth may have to be extracted, as well as what to expect when you're in the dentist chair.

Root Planing and Scaling Explained

If your dentist suggests a root planing and scaling, do you think "root canal" and head for the hills? Relax, it's not that bad.

How should dental partials fit in the mouth?

Dental partials -- denture replacements for single or multiple missing teeth -- are commonly used to return patients' smiles to their optimal beauty. How do these prosthetics fit into your mouth, and what are the other options?

How are dental partials and bridges different?

While a bridge and a partial technically do the same thing (replace missing teeth), how that goal is achieved is quite different based on which you have.

Can you get financing for dental procedures?

While many people set aside money to cover medical expenses, dental work often isn't included in those savings. If you have to have a dental procedure but can't immediately pay for it, you may be able to finance it.

What are flipper teeth?

If you've got an unsightly gap in your smile caused by tooth loss or removal, flipper teeth could help you out. But how long are flippers a viable solution?

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Lasers' ability to deliver energy and heat in the form of light makes them useful in number of practical applications. How can they make your mouth healthier?

Can dental work cause an upset stomach?

Does going to the dentist literally make your stomach turn? You're not alone.

Why do dentists need to use a dental dam?

Going to the dentist is bad enough. But does she really have to use that awkward dental dam, too?

What can emergency dental services do for you?

Emergency dental services aren't just for hockey players. Whether it's a sports accident or biting down on a hidden walnut, a dental emergency can send you scrambling.

How to Strengthen Your Teeth in Adulthood

With age comes wisdom -- and the wish that you had taken better care of yourself when you were younger. Now that you're an adult, can you do anything to strengthen your chompers?

Why are dental procedures so expensive?

A trip to the dentist can be as painful on your mouth as it is on your wallet. Read on to learn why caring for your teeth could end up costing you an arm and leg.

When do babies start teething?

Babies are born with teeth already developing beneath the gum line. But is it possible to predict when they'll break through to the surface?

Should you indulge your child's sweet tooth?

One of the great pleasures of being a kid is enjoying the occasional sweet. But what health issues can this introduce? Should you indulge your child's sweet tooth?

Do cavities in baby teeth need to be filled?

In the 1970s, the media began reporting that babies who slept with milk bottles got more cavities than those who didn't. But, do cavities in baby teeth need to be filled?

How important are teething tablets?

Some parents swear by teething tablets as a natural remedy for their babies' discomfort. But are they really safe?