People tend to stretch the truth a little bit when they visit their dentist. And dentists know it, says Shawn Adibi, DDS, an associate professor in the department of general practice and dental public health at the University of Texas at Houston. For example, when patients say they floss once a week,Read More →

In order to achieve a sparkling smile, you’ll need to treat your teeth to more than just regular brushing. Healthy teeth start with healthy habits — from your brushing routine to the foods you should and shouldn’t eat. “Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume,”Read More →

Having sensitive teeth is common: As many as 40 million Americans report having some pain in their teeth when eating or drinking hot, cold, acidic, sticky, or sugary foods, according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).  Women and young adults as well as those with receding gum lines reportedRead More →

Triclosan is now banned in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes in the United States. Shutterstock Triclosan — a potentially harmful antibacterial agent used in some toothpastes — accumulates in toothbrush bristles, researchers report. This means your exposure to the chemical can continue even if you switch to a triclosan-freeRead More →

Triclosan — a potentially harmful antibacterial agent used in some toothpastes — accumulates in toothbrush bristles, researchers report. This means your exposure to the chemical can continue even if you switch to a triclosan-free toothpaste, the investigators warned. Triclosan is now banned in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes in theRead More →

  How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush or Electric Toothbrush Head? Many dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush about every three months, and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you replace your toothbrush approximately every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. That’s because, no matterRead More →

No matter what your age, you need to take care of your teeth and mouth. When your mouth is healthy, you can easily eat the foods you need for good nutrition. Smiling, talking and laughing with others also are easier when your mouth is healthy. Tooth Decay (Cavities) Teeth areRead More →