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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.

By Greg Daugherty

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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Relief for Sensitive Teeth?

Ahhhh, there’s nothing better than an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a sweltering summer day. That is, unless you have sensitive teeth. Current treatments for people with tooth sensitivity—a condition that produces a jolt of pain when teeth are expose...

Teeth Grinding: Causes and Cures

Is teeth grinding caused by stress and anxiety, or are other factors at play?

By Jerry Kennard, Ph.D., CPsychol., AFBPsS

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 to know.

By Tim Gower

Why a Tooth Infection Might Hurt Your Heart

Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.

By HealthAfter50

Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

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

By HealthAfter50

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

Don't Forget Teeth When School Starts

New fall schedules can mean less time for dental hygiene. However, if your child has acid reflux, it is important to continue to make dental care a priority. While results from a 2011 study found that children with acid reflux are at no greater risk ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.

By HealthAfter50