Dental

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease refers to more than one disease. It's a large collection of diseases involving your gums and the bones inside your mouth.

Glossary of Dental Terms

Dentists use a lot of terms to describe problems and procedures. Here is a look at some of them.

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.

How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces

Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.

Dentistry: It's Not the Same Old Drill

A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.

Care of the Mouth and Teeth

Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.

Dental Implants

Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks

Oral Cancer Checkups Protect Lives

Seeing your dentist twice a year can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. But those regular dental checkups can also catch oral cancers early, when they are easiest to treat.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Retainers Keep Teeth from Shifting

Whether you are a child or an adult, your orthodontist will want you to use a retainer after your braces are removed.

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