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.
Make Your Dentist Your Partner
One of the most important things you can do to ensure great oral health care is to develop a good relationship with your dentist.
For a Smile That Dazzles Think Veneers
Veneers can fix a variety of problems—teeth too short, too far apart, misshapen, or damaged. But the most common reason for veneers is discoloration.
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.
Digital X-Rays Give Dentists the Big Picture
Digital technology has spread to the dentist's office. Somewhere between 10 to 30 percent of dentists have forgone film, choosing instead digital X-rays that come with a number of advantages.
Trouble Flossing? Help Is at Hand
Are you one of those people who don't floss because you find it awkward to maneuver the floss between your teeth? If so, a number of products can help you get the job done.
Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime
The basics of implant surgery haven't changed much in decades, but the materials dentists use have improved markedly.
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.