Banking Teeth for Stem Cell Therapy

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...

Genetics Linked to Tooth Decay Risk

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 ...

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.
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Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

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...
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Diabetes Linked to Tooth Loss

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.
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A Better Bet For Dental Pain

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.
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How Treatment Can Hurt Your Teeth

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.
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