Banking baby teeth or wisdom teeth—a practice that’s been around for about 10 years—is becoming more widely accepted in developed areas of the world, according to researchers. It involves cryopreserving teeth—and the dental stem cells they contain—fo...
You brush and floss your teeth twice a day, see your dentist every six months, do your best to lay off the sweet treats, and still got the bad news at your last check-up—another cavity. What?! Why? How? According to a new study, your genes may be to ...
Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.
Here’s why electric toothbrushes reduce levels of plaque and prevent gum disease more effectively than manual brushes.
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.
Tooth loss from accidents, gum disease, failed root canals, or decay is common—in fact, one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In the past, dentures and f...
If you have diabetes, be sure to schedule regular visits with your dentist. Experts have found that people who have diabetes tend to lose more teeth than those who don’t have diabetes.
Do you rely on opioid painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet to relieve pain after having a tooth pulled? That’s not a smart move, according to researchers who analyzed past data to find out which painkillers worked best after dental surgery.
People under treatment for breast cancer need to keep a close eye on the condition of their teeth because both chemotherapy and bone-strengthening drugs can lead to dental problems.
The condition of your mouth can affect different parts of your body. This infographic shows how you can protect yourself.