Nearly half of Americans don’t brush their teeth enough. This opens the door for a bacteria invasion, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Even worse, you might increase your risk for issues like kidney disease and dementia.
What is gingivitis? In this Oral Care Tip, we discuss what causes gingivitis and how to help you prevent and help treat it, so that it doesn’t progress into a more serious form of gum disease.
With age comes wisdom – and wisdom teeth! Learn more about what to expect when this third set of molars come through in your late teens.
If you suffer from dry mouth, you know how frustrating it can be. But did you know it can also be associated with many other oral health issues? Here are some tips on dealing with dry mouth symptoms and keeping your mouth healthy.
Tooth decay can happen at any age. As you get older, your gums may recede, leaving your teeth susceptible to decay. Old restorations can also begin to weaken and create crevices that allow bacteria to accumulate. Hear more about the potential effects o…
Teeth. We’ve all got ‘em (most of us, anyway). But how do they grow? Teeth are made from some biological nanotechnology that will blow your mind. They are strong enough to last hundreds of millions of years. Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered how adult te…
We all know that good oral care can lead to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Reporter Joe Carter has some tips.
They both clean your teeth, but does one do a better job? ADA dentist Dr. Richard Price breaks down the benefits of electric and regular toothbrushes in this “Ask an ADA Dentist” video.
You may take them for granted, but your teeth are a marvel. They break up all your food over the course of your life while being strong enough to withstand breakage themselves. How do they do it? Peter S. Ungar traces the evolution of mammalian molars …
“Bad teeth don’t necessarily run in the family, but bad dental habits do,” says ADA dentist Dr. Ana Paula Ferraz-Dougherty.