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You Need to Act Fast to Save a Loose Tooth

Some things in life are almost guaranteed to make you go, "Uh, oh"—your car won't start, your a/c goes out, or, worse yet, you get an unexpected letter from Read More

Here's Why Starting Your Child's Dental Visits by Age 1 Is a Smart Idea

As parents, we want to do everything possible to help our kids stay healthy—and that includes their teeth. And just like other aspects of their health, it's better not Read More

Kicking the Smoking Habit Boosts Your Health Including Teeth and Gums

Quitting smoking is hard. The love affair between your brain and nicotine chains the habit to your daily life. But it's still worth the effort to quit to save Read More

How You Too Could Have Lindsey Vonn's Viral Video Smile Makeover

Instagram, America's humongous digital photo and video album, is chock-full of the silly, mundane, and poignant moments of people's everyday lives. That includes celebrities: Tom Hanks buying a used Read More

Gum Recession Doesn't Have to be Permanent

The worst outcome of periodontal (gum) disease is tooth loss—but it isn't the only form of misery you might suffer. One of the more troublesome results associated with gum Read More

4 Things You Can Do To Make Sure Your Child's Bite Is on the Right Track

So, how's your child's bite? No, not how well they clamp down on things (like fingers—yikes!), but how the teeth on both jaws interact with each other. It's important Read More

Plaque Removal is the Top Priority for Preventing or Treating Gum Disease

Tooth loss is often the unfortunate conclusion to a case of untreated periodontal (gum) disease—incentive enough to try either to prevent it or aggressively treat an infection should it Read More

Van Halen's Passing Reminds Us of the Dangers of Oral Cancer and How to Help Prevent It

Fans everywhere were recently saddened by the news of musical legend Eddie Van Halen's death. Co-founder and lead guitarist for the iconic rock group Van Halen, the 65-year-old superstar Read More

How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Your Special Needs Child

Preventing tooth decay from developing in your child's teeth requires a strong commitment to daily oral hygiene. But if you have a child with a chronic physical or behavioral Read More

Periodontal Probing Can Tell Us a Lot About the Severity of a Gum Infection

The red and puffy gums that sometimes accompany the onset of periodontal (gum) disease don't always catch your attention. You may not even get any symptoms at all, in Read More

Correcting a Poor Bite With Braces - a True Wonder

Braces are so common that we often view them as "ho-hum." But there are aspects about braces that make them remarkable. For one, the fact that we can move Read More

How MLB Star Aaron Judge Changed His Smile and How You Can Too

Between the final game of the World Series in late October and spring training in February, major league baseball players work on their skills preparing for the new season. Read More

Gum Disease Could be Making Other Diseases Worse

Half of adults over age 30, and an astounding 70% over 65, have had some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Unchecked, a bacterial gum infection can spread into the Read More

Here's How to Get a Smile Makeover This Summer

Play a round of word association with "summer," and you'll probably come up with "vacation," "camping," or "beach" just off the top of your head. But the slower pace Read More

Smokers Are More Susceptible to Harmful Gum Disease. Here's Why

Along with tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease is a primary enemy of oral health. If not caught and treated, a gum infection could spread and eventually cause tooth loss. But Read More

Don't Eat 'Motorized' Corn on the Cob and Other Dental Safety Tips

We're all tempted occasionally to use our teeth in ways that might risk damage. Hopefully, though, you've never considered anything close to what singer, songwriter and now social media Read More

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