dental health

  1. Dental & Vision

    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...
  2. Dental & Vision

    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....
  3. School Age Kids

    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...
  4. Child Development & Health

    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,...
  5. Age by Age

    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...
  6. Dental & Vision

    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?
  7. Dental & Vision

    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...
  9. Dental & Vision

    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...
  10. Dental & Vision

    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...
  11. Dental & Vision

    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...
  13. Stress

    Stress and dental health

    How does stress affect your dental health? Read on to find out.