No matter what your age, you need to take care of your teeth and mouth. When your mouth is healthy, you can easily eat the foods you need for good nutrition. Smiling, talking and laughing with others also are easier when your mouth is healthy. Tooth Decay (Cavities) Teeth areRead 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 →

People tend to stretch the truth a little bit when they visit their dentist. And dentists know it, says Shawn Adibi, DDS, an associate professor in the department of general practice and dental public health at the University of Texas at Houston. For example, when patients say they floss once a week,Read 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 →

No matter what your age, you need to take care of your teeth and mouth. When your mouth is healthy, you can easily eat the foods you need for good nutrition. Smiling, talking and laughing with others also are easier when your mouth is healthy. Tooth Decay (Cavities) Teeth areRead More →