A growing number of parents are suing a Jacksonville dentist, accusing him of mistreating children and performing unneeded tooth extractions.
Everything from smoking to cancer treatment can cause dry mouth, but one of the most common causes of the uncomfortable condition is medication.
The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
There is little evidence to support claims that a popular sweetener reduces the likelihood of cavities on its own, according to a new analysis of past research.
Have you heard about the woman in Washington State who claims to have closed a gap in her front teeth in 44 days using DIY braces—specifically, five dollars worth of hair elastics?
Aside from brushing, flossing and regular dental visits, eating certain foods can strengthen tooth enamel, prevent cavities, ward off gum disease, and even whiten your teeth.
Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.
It's not a question of if you should floss, but a matter of when. And correctly timing the daily habit can have a major impact on your dental health—here's what the experts have to say in SELF's...