Health journalist Mary Otto explores why dental care is not fully covered under health insurance (blame: history), how you can overcome fear of dentistry, and other topics.
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The dentist’s office is full of potential migraine triggers. Here’s what you can do to head off an episode.
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.
You can buy do-it-yourself whitening products or have your dentist whiten your teeth. Both work. Here are the side effects.
Brushing and flossing your teeth are critical to preventing gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. Here’s what also can help.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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