The condition of your mouth is closely tied to your overall health. Find out how oral health is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more. Taking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a nice smile and pleasant breath. Recent research has found a number of links between oralRead More →

Ask your friends whether they know how to brush their teeth, and odds are they’ll say, “Of course.” It’s most likely something they’ve done twice a day since childhood, so they might even be offended that you questioned their ability. After all, how hard can using a toothbrush and toothpasteRead More →

You probably know that gooey, sticky candy isn’t exactly great for your teeth. But when it comes to diet and your teeth, what you should eat is just as important as what you shouldn’t. “Variety and moderation are key to a diet for healthy teeth,” says George Shepley, DDS, a dentistRead More →

Most of us take our teeth for granted — until something goes wrong. Not only do our teeth help us chew and digest food, they also play an important role in speech, and impact our health overall. By brushing up on your dental health knowledge, you’ll be taking the first step toward givingRead More →

Triclosan — a potentially harmful antibacterial agent used in some toothpastes — accumulates in toothbrush bristles, researchers report. This means your exposure to the chemical can continue even if you switch to a triclosan-free toothpaste, the investigators warned. Triclosan is now banned in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes in theRead More →

  How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush Head? Many dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush about every three months, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. That’s because, no matterRead More →