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How Your Teeth Are Affected By Your Thyroid

Do you ever wonder why your dentist may ask you if you have thyroid disease? (If they don’t, they should be.) These are the dental treatments and procedures that can have a negative impact on your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon
Woman with mouth pain at work.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.

By Lisa Emrich
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.

By Mandy Walker
A dentist and hygienist cleaning a man's teeth.

The Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease

If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what you should know.

By Tim Gower
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How to Combat Dry Mouth

Chronic dry mouth occurs when you don’t produce enough saliva. It can lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Try these seven tips to keep your mouth moist.

By HealthAfter50