Dentures sound great at first, but it's not all smooth sailing. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of getting false teeth.
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.
Find out what the white bumps in your throat are, how to get rid of them, and see some pictures of what they look like and how they compare to tonsillitis.
I've had all of my wisdom teeth removed in two different procedures. These are my tips for a smooth and healthy recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here are nine strategies you can use at home to stop tooth pain in its tracks. I've tried all of these solutions, and I can vouch for their effectiveness.
Xylitol is sweeter than ordinary sugar, yet is safe for diabetics and does not contribute to cavities. In fact, it is the only natural sugar to be anti-cariogenic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oral cancer can be deadly, especially when it is overlooked. This article covers examination techniques when it comes to checking yourself for cancerous markings in the mouth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breaking a tooth can be a startling and painful experience. What are the causes? Could it have been prevented? What are the treatment options?
Teeth grinding is fairly common, but when left untreated can seriously injure the teeth, jaw joint, neck, and spine.. symptoms, causes, & natural treatment..
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!
Are you thinking about getting dentures? Learn what it's really like from someone who has personal experience. Separate fact from fiction.
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.
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!
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.
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 about the prevalence of tooth decay, what causes cavities to form, how much sugar and acid common drinks contain, and how to minimize the damage.
Flossing is good for dental health. Or so we’ve all been told. So, why has the US government stopped recommending regular flossing? Using an inter-dental brush is are another way to prevent a build-up of plaque.
Tooth pain ranges from mild sensitivity to chronic severe pain. Learn about the types of tooth pain, causes, signs, symptoms, and at-home methods for tooth pain relief.
An honest account of what it's like to get gum grafting surgery, written by a patient the morning after the procedure.
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.
A simple and straightforward guide to prevent and treat mouth ulcers. Also read about the the causes, signs, and symptoms.
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.
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.
Find out how to get rid of canker sores using home remedies found in your kitchen! Say goodbye to these persistent wounds for good!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Follow these 8 basic techniques of proper brushing and notice a world of difference in the appearance of your gums and teeth!
The causes of gum recession (in which your gums pull back below a tooth's enamel) might surprise you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here I review the most popular sensitive toothpastes. Side-by-side comparisons of Sensodine, Pronamel, Colgate, Crest, and Squigle.
Learn about the different types of dentures, including complete and partial removable denture fixtures, overdentures, implant-retained dentures, and mini-dental implants.
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.
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?