Dental Procedures

Whether you need a filling, root canal or a tooth removed, learn what you need to know about dental procedures and maintaining your oral health.

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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.

By Stefani Newman

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?

By Tom Scheve

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

By Terri Briseno


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

By Terri Briseno

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.

By Brion O'Connor

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?

By Michael Franco

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.

By Chris Opfer


For several decades, fluoride has been added to water in efforts to prevent tooth decay. However, many are rethinking the safety and success of such measures. Learn about the pros and cons of water fluoridation.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

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By Dr. Jerry Gordon