Oral Care

You may not like the dentist, but keeping up with oral care can help you avoid bigger problems in the future. Learn all about dental procedures and dental problems to get your oral care on track.

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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

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

By Terri Briseno

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

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

By Terri Briseno

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

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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

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

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

By Michael Franco

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

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

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

By Sara Elliott

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.

By Kevin P. Allen

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.

By Stefani Newman

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.

By Becky Striepe

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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?

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Sara Elliott