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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Once upon a time, silver fillings ruled in dental offices everywhere. For a long time, they were the only option dentists used to close off the spaces on teeth where Read More

Lingual Braces: A Third Choice for Moving Teeth

First, there were braces; then came removable clear aligners—both great ways to straighten teeth. But braces with their metal brackets and wires aren't the most attractive look. And, although Read More

Treatments for Tooth Discoloration

Congratulations! You’re getting married! Wow! It’s your twentieth reunion! New job? Great news! No matter the occasion, large or small, you want to celebrate it with your whitest, brightest smile. Read More

5 Tips Students (and Everyone Else) Should Heed for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Though it sounds like an elite academic society, "The Freshman 15" is anything but. The phrase stands for the weight, pegged at 15 pounds, that many incoming students gain Read More

Removing Teeth Might Make It Easier To Straighten a Smile

Dentists remove millions of teeth each year, often because of tooth decay or gum disease. But disease isn't the only reason—a tooth extraction might make it easier to straighten Read More

Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale Crushes on Smiles

Is a “teeth crush” a thing? According to a recent confession by Lucy Hale, it is. Hale, who has played Aria Montgomery for seven seasons on the hit TV Read More

Improve Your Smile With Veneers

It's time to tackle all those little imperfections that keep you from having the smile you've always wished for. More than simply correcting these imperfections, veneers can completely transform your Read More

Knowing How the Mouth and Face Grow Can Improve Bite Treatment

Correcting a bite problem involves more than applying braces. Orthodontists must consider a wide range of factors, including the type of bite problem involved, complications like impacted or missing Read More

Don't Throw Away Your Used Toothbrush - Repurpose It!

From a dentist's perspective, toothbrushes have a limited lifespan: Bristles can fray after months of use, rendering them less effective in removing harmful dental plaque. The American Dental Association Read More

Here's Why X-Rays are a Safe Practice With Children

X-rays are so interwoven into dental care that we often don't think twice about them. Even so, we shouldn't take this invisible form of radiation lightly—regular exposure at high Read More

Take It From Taylor Swift - Losing Your Orthodontic Retainer is No Fun

For nearly two decades, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has dominated the pop and country charts. In December she launched her ninth studio album, called evermore, and in January she delighted Read More

We May Be Able To Treat Some Bite Problems Early

In any given year, 4 million tweens and teens are in the process of having their teeth straightened with braces or clear aligners. It's so common we tend to Read More

4 Things You Can Do To Reduce Chronic Dry Mouth

Have you ever woken up in the morning and felt like your mouth was filled with cotton? We've all had bouts of occasional dry mouth, but the unpleasantness usually Read More

Acid Reflux Could Be Damaging Your Teeth

Your tooth enamel is often under assault from oral acid produced by bacteria and certain foods. Unless neutralized, acid can erode your enamel, and lead to destructive tooth decay. But Read More

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: A Celebrity Couple's Secrets for a Beautiful Smile

Love at first sight—it's an endearing notion found in movies and novels, but perhaps we're a little skeptical about it happening in real life. Then again, maybe it does Read More

Here's Why Gum Disease Could Be Lurking in Your Mouth Even Now

If you think periodontal (gum) disease is something that only happens to the other guy (or gal), you might want to reconsider. Roughly half of adults over age 30—and Read More

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