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  • Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

    Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime Dental implants have been around a very long time. Anthropologists working at the pyramids have discovered crude implants in Egyptian mummies thousands of years ol...

  • Digital X-Rays Give Dentists the Big Picture

    Digital X-Rays Give Dentists the Big Picture For years, an X-ray at the dentist's office went pretty much the same way. The dentist or an assistant would put a wooden or cotton block in your mouth, t...

  • For a Smile That Dazzles Think Veneers

    For a Smile That Dazzles Think Veneers Professional models do it. Actors and actresses do it. Even politicians do it. They're changing their smiles—and they have influenced a growing number of people...

  • Glossary of Dental Terms

    Glossary of Dental Terms Dentists use a lot of terms to describe problems and procedures. They would be glad to explain any term you don't know, of course, but here are a few: Abrasion— tooth wear ca...

  • How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces

    How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces Q: So many children have braces. How can I tell if my child is heading toward needing braces? A: Children should have a checkup with an orthodontist no later th...

  • Make Your Dentist Your Partner

    Make Your Dentist Your Partner Have you ever walked out of a dentist's office wishing you had asked the dentist or the staff something? Or, maybe you didn't understand something the dentist said, or ...

  • Oral Cancer Checkups Protect Lives

    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 e...

  • Pregnancy and Oral Health

    Pregnancy and Oral Health Throughout pregnancy, women may worry about their waistlines and fret about food. You take prenatal vitamins, see your doctor frequently, get regular exercise, and avoid alc...

  • The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

    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 or sugary foods, you're not only feeding yourself, ...

  • Trouble Flossing? Help Is at Hand

    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 jo...

  • What Is Periodontal Disease?

    What Is Periodontal Disease? Q: I hear the words "periodontal disease" from time to time, but what does it really mean? A: Periodontal disease is an infection caused by several different types of bac...