Manual flossing can be difficult and, in some situations, inefficient. That's why Waterpik and AirFloss were invented. See how these three flossing methods compare with one another.
Find out how to treat tonsilitis directly and relieve the discomfort and sore throat that accompanies it without antibiotics.
An honest account of what it's like to get gum grafting surgery, written by a patient the morning after the procedure.
Find out how to prevent fever blisters and cold sores so that you never have to experience an outbreak again. Knowing what triggers an outbreak is the first step in preventing them.
Are you thinking about getting dentures? Learn what it's really like from someone who has personal experience. Separate fact from fiction.
The only thing worse than an agonizing toothache is childbirth. No dental insurance? No problem. Until you can get to the dentist, here's a quick, unconventional remedy that I swear works!
Breaking a tooth can be a startling and painful experience. What are the causes? Could it have been prevented? What are the treatment options?
Dental plaque is made of bacteria living in a biofilm. Eating sugar increases the number of acid-producing bacteria in the plaque and can cause tooth decay.
Learn how chronic dry mouth is related to cavities, why saliva is critical to a healthy mouth, and how to remedy the symptoms associated with a chronic dry mouth.
Braces are a great investment, but they can also be a pain. Here are some tips, based on my personal experience: from finding the right orthodontist to eating with braces to proper oral care.
Most tongue problems are harmless and resolve on their own. However, some may indicate a serious medical condition. Learn about the causes and symptoms of six common tongue problems.
Broken or lost retainer? Afraid of the high cost of a replacement? A mail-order service can offer the same quality for less money than you would pay at the orthodontist.
I had braces as an adult, and let me tell you, they are as unpleasant as you think. Here are some of the ways I learnt to deal with having metal in my mouth.
Learn how much sugar and acid common drinks contain, how to minimize the damage from these drinks, what causes cavities to form, and how prevalent tooth decay really is.
Just had oral surgery? Had your wisdom teeth removed? Eating can be hard, and it is important for healing to eat only soft foods for a few days. With these suggestions, you won't get bored with food!
Keeping your gums healthy is more important than most realize. Gum disease has been linked to heart attacks. Here are ten foods that can keep your gums healthy and your teeth strong!
Find out how to get rid of canker sores using home remedies found in your kitchen! Say goodbye to these persistent wounds for good!
Can you really cure cavities, or is it a big scam? Cut through the sensational internet stories and learn the truth about curing cavities.
Hideous, painful cold sores and fever blisters plague millions of us, particularly during flu season. Read about several all-natural remedies that work for me.
Teeth grinding is fairly common, but when left untreated can seriously injure the teeth, jaw joint, neck, and spine.. symptoms, causes, & natural treatment..
A swollen tongue may be a minor problem, but it may be painful and even dangerous if it blocks the airway. Allergies are a common cause of swollen tongues.
A simple and straightforward guide to prevent and treat mouth ulcers. Also read about the the causes, signs, and symptoms.
I hate dental crowns and caps. This statement may surprise you coming from a dentist with more than 25 years experience. This article will explain why crowns usually fail and what to do instead.
Dentures sound great at first, but it's not all smooth sailing. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of getting false teeth.
I thought preventing cavities would be easier with Invisalign than with braces, since the Invisalign trays can be removed for teeth cleaning. It turns out, however, that it's not quite so simple.
How to take care of full and partial dentures so they continue to fit well and look great. Proper care can save you money on early replacement due to accident or avoidable damage.
Are you having your wisdom teeth extracted? Based on my own experience with this procedure, I'll share how to prepare, what to expect, and tips for a quick recovery.
It may be a tough decision whether or not to get braces for adults. Having worn braces myself as an adult, I can say that it is absolutely worth the pain and inconvenience.
Living with a palate expander can be difficult. But with a little patience you can make it through the process and end up with a beautiful smile!
Licorice (or liquorice) root and extract may be very helpful in fighting tooth decay and gum disease. They can be dangerous if they’re used in large amounts, however.
Getting dentures can be a process—from getting the teeth pulled and impressions made, to learning to talk and eat again. I've been through this already myself, I can help you know what to expect.
Avoid the high cost of buying an orthodontic retainer by ordering directly from the laboratory. Sporting Smiles provides self-impression kits that make getting new retainers easy and cheap.
In this article, I review three popular oral probiotics: Life Extension's Advanced Oral Hygiene, GUM's PerioBalance, and Oragenics's EvoraPlus. I also share my dentist's impressions.
In this article, I review the most popular toothpastes for sensitive teeth. This article provides side-by-side comparisons of Sensodine, Pronamel, Colgate, Crest, and Squigle.
Do braces hurt or cause any pain? An in-depth, illustrated look at at my 12-year-old daughter's experience. Find out what the process is like and what it really feels like.
The mouth is one of the fastest places in the body to heal. If you've bitten your tongue, lip, or inner cheek, here's what to do to get your mouth feeling better—fast.
Xylitol is sweeter than ordinary sugar, is safe for diabetics, and is naturally 5-6 times more effective at cavity prevention than fluoride. Find out more!
Canker sores are a very common complaint that pharmacists hear. Very effective treatments are available with over-the-counter products. Not sure which one to choose? Read more here.
I've had all of my wisdom teeth removed in two different procedures. These are my tips for a smooth and healthy recovery.
Wisdom teeth can be a pain—literally! Especially if they're impacted or have cavities. Here are a few effective ways I've discovered to stop the pain until you can get to the dentist for treatment.
Follow these 8 basic techniques of proper brushing and notice a world of difference in the appearance of your gums and teeth!
Whether you are a child or an adult needing braces, it is helpful to be prepared for the that first week of new sensations in your mouth. Take it from someone who has been through it twice.
Those who fear dental procedures often have irrational fears that come to their mind. Bleeding to death from a pulled tooth is a common fear for many. Can this really happen? what are the odds?
U.S. and Canadian tourists flock to Los Algodones, Mexico, for affordable dental care. My husband and I have had extensive dental work done there, and we've been very happy with our experience.
Some helpful suggestions on how to take care of your teeth, especially when you don't have dental insurance.
The causes of gum recession (in which your gums pull back below a tooth's enamel) might surprise you!
Thinking of getting a dental implant? Make sure you know all of the facts before deciding. They may not be what you think they are.
I have bad teeth, and I know I'm not alone. This article lists 10 things people with bad teeth want you to know about them and their situation.
In this article, I talk about my experience having my wisdom teeth removed and offer personal tips and facts from sources regarding the surgery. Learn what to expect if you are having this procedure.
If you are about to visit the dentist to have your tooth extracted and have the jitters, join the club! This article explores the many reasons we may be anxious, as well as some coping strategies.
A swollen uvula can make it difficult to eat or swallow. Here are the characteristics of this condition, how to treat it, and how to recognize when it's an emergency.
Learn about the different types of dentures, including complete and partial removable denture fixtures, overdentures, implant-retained dentures, and mini-dental implants.
Not all toothpastes are the same when it comes to using them with the Philips Sonicare toothbrush. You may be more comfortable with an electric toothbrush if you experiment with different pastes.
Bleah! Your kid's orthodontic retainers are scaling up with those unsightly white deposits, and it seems that no amount of toothbrush scrubbing will remove it. What can you do?