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Relationships

Tooth Trouble: Why That Kiss Could be Risky

The state of a person’s mouth can not only be a turnoff but can also pose health risks. Here’s more on the link between kissing and oral health.

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Gingivitis

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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Lifestyle

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.

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Nutrition

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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Risk Factors

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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Teeth

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.

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Teeth Grinding: Causes and Cures

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

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Complications

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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Living With

Benefits of an Electric Toothbrush

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