Dental health for adults
Advice for keeping your mature teeth and gums healthy, plus common dental concerns.
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Pro tips for brushing your way to a fresh, healthy mouth.
Care and prevention
Why cavity risks increase as you age – and the essential steps you can take every day to prevent decay.
What makes teeth look dull or stained? And what are the safest, most effective ways to brighten your smile?
Prescription drugs and other medical issues can dry out your mouth, leaving teeth vulnerable to decay. Here’s how to help this common problem.
Giving teeth a little TLC when you’re down with a cold or the flu can make you feel better overall – and help prevent cavities, too.
Antibiotics are less effective if we use them too often. Find out why dentists take extra care when prescribing these powerful medications.
Good advice if you’re past 60: how to keep teeth and gums healthy, manage oral cancer risks, pay for dental care after retirement and more.
If you have one or more missing teeth, implants may be the best way to resolve bite problems and restore your smile.
Composite fillings are custom-made to match your existing teeth. Here’s how your dentist uses them to restore your teeth.
Learn how these lightweight replacement teeth can fill gaps, helping you chew and speak more easily again.
Want to keep your teeth healthy for life? Keep these cavity-causing options off your plate.
These foods are easier to eat after seeing the orthodontist or oral surgeon, or if you have issues like canker sores that can make mouths tender.
Even though plain water is healthiest, research shows this bubbly option is fine, too – but choose carefully.
Meth mouth is a serious concern. Here are the facts about this street drug and its unhealthy impact on teeth and gums.
Healthy gums are the foundation for healthy teeth – and they’re a sign of total wellness, too. Here’s how to keep your gums in great shape.
Even if you’ve always had a good relationship with your dentist, you may not agree on everything. Here’s how to handle a disagreement.
Herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis and other conditions that spread through sexual contact can harm your mouth. Here’s what to know and how to get help.
Acid reflux and other digestive problems can erode tooth enamel, opening the door for decay. Learn how to minimize the damage.
Learn how dental benefit plans work and where to find dental insurance for yourself or your family.