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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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Can Toothpaste and Mouthwash Prevent Gum Disease?

Brushing and flossing your teeth are critical to preventing gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Here’s what also can help.

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.

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Over 50? Putting Off a Dental Visit Could Cost You

People age 50 to 64 who put off going to the dentist were more likely to have dental problems later on. Some of that reason was cost. Here’s where to find help.

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Could Wine Be Eroding Your Teeth?

When it comes to drinks that can damage your teeth, wine is close to the top of the list. You can blame that on its high acid content.

Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

Here’s why electric toothbrushes reduce levels of plaque and prevent gum disease more effectively than manual brushes.

How to Get Rid of Bad Breath

Most chronic cases of bad breath, or halitosis, result from the buildup of bacteria that live in your mouth. Here’s how to find help.

Food That's Good for Your Teeth

We all know the basics of taking care of our teeth: brush at least twice a day, floss daily and make regular visits to the dentist. But an important part of having healthy teeth is the food we eat. Certain foods may help prevent common dental problem...