dental health

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    Quick ways to cure bad breath

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    There's a reason Dracula ran from garlic: The stink. Oh, the stink! Even if you're not a major garlic lover, it's no secret that bad...
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    5 Most common oral health concerns after 50

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    Twice a year since the time you were two, you've probably sat in a dentist's chair as she poked and prodded your pearly whites. It's...
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    Get the best smile for your face

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    Does your smile always lack luster in photographs? Here are a few simple tricks to bring out your best beam all the time.
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    Teeth whitening: 5 Things you should know before you go for the glow

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    To whiten or not to whiten; that is the question. From the dentist’s chair to the counter at your local drugstore, there are many...
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    How to make your smile look brighter

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    Is your smile not as dazzling as it used to be? Time and habits can take a toll on our teeth and embarrass us into giving...
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    5 Worst foods for your teeth

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    Sugar and sweets are a no-no for your waistline, but could they be wasting away your smile, too? Absolutely. In fact, your food...
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    Habits to break: 5 Things you’re doing that are secretly hurting your teeth

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    Sure, daily brushing and flossing are just what the doctor ordered, but they may not be enough to keep your teeth in tip-top shape....
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    Guide to brushing: 3 Essential steps

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    The benefits of brushing go beyond getting that piece of spinach dislodged from your teeth. Proper oral care can keep the enamel on...
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    Is your tooth enamel healthy?

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    Though tooth enamel, the thin but sturdy calcified material covering your teeth, is the hardest and most mineralized substance in...
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    7 Questions you should be asking your dentist

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    Instead of simply sitting in the dental chair chatting about the weather, talk to your dentist about improving your dental health....
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    Is it time to visit an orthodontist?

    The picture of your average orthodontic patient may be a smiling tween showing off her metal, but if you're waiting until your kids...
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    Preparing your child for braces

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    Braces are a common feature in the mouths of millions of American youths. Many kids look forward to the opportunity to wear braces,...
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    Questions to ask your child's orthodontist

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    The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist for a checkup no later than age 7. If this...
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    Can you over-whiten your teeth?

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    A big sunny smile is the hallmark of health and beauty. So how can you get your teeth the best shade of white -- safely?
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    Ouch! What you can do about sensitive teeth

    Foods -- hot, cold, sweet or sour -- can cause pain in a sensitive tooth. Touch or even air can even be bothersome! Here are a few...
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    Dietary habits important for dental health

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    When it comes to preventing tooth decay, how often you eat can be just as important as what you eat. Tooth decay has long been...
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    Straight talk on braces

    "Heavy metal bands" may conjure up images of rock music today, but many baby boomers remember them as the clunky and conspicuous...
  18. Well-being

    Get a healthy smile

    About 14 million people will endure a root canal this year. Will you be one of them? Although some trips to the dentist's chair are...
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    Do the color of the fillings matter?

    As if having cavities isn't painful enough, you have to live with splotches of silver in our teeth, which can make you a little...
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    Dealing with bad breath

    Bad breath, also called halitosis, is an embarrassing condition that can make you want to never open your mouth. Here are some ways...