Mandy Walker

Health Writer

Mandy Walker is an award-winning freelance writer based in Connecticut. A former senior editor at Consumer Reports and writer at Money Magazine, she covers a wide variety of personal finance and health issues.

Latest by Mandy Walker

Woman getting her teeth whitened at the dentist's office.

Is Tooth Whitening Harmful?

You can buy do-it-yourself whitening products or have your dentist whiten your teeth. Both work. Here are the side effects.

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Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Over time teeth can be weakened by fillings, crowns, or root canals. But you can help protect them by avoiding certain foods and opting for smart substitutes.

Man getting teeth checked at dentist.
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Need Your Teeth Checked? Try a Dental Therapist

Millions of areas in the U.S. don’t have enough dentists. A new type of dental professional called a dental therapist is filling that void in some states.