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The Causes of Chronic Jaw Pain Might Be Similar To Fibromyalgia

Chronic joint pain (temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD) in and of itself can make life miserable. But TMD may not be the only debilitating condition you're contending with—it's quite common for TMD patients to also suffer from fibromyalgia.

Apr 15th, 2021
3 Reasons Why Treating Cavities Is Becoming More Effective

If you've ever had a run-in with cavities, you know the drill (no pun intended): After getting a local anesthetic for pain, the dentist removes any decayed dental tissue, as well as some healthy tissue, and then fills the cavity to restore the tooth.

Mar 16th, 2021
There's a Quick Fix For That Irritating Mouth Sore You Keep Biting

As the old Fifties song goes, “Little things mean a lot.” They can also be the most irritating, like a hangnail, a papercut—or a certain kind of oral sore. Although rarely concerning to health, this particular kind of “bump” in the mouth can be unnerving.

Dec 16th, 2020
AGT's Simon Cowell Updates His Smile With Veneers and So Can You!

It's been a rough year for all of us, but especially for Simon Cowell. The famous entrepreneur and brutally honest talent judge on American Idol and America's Got Talent underwent emergency back surgery in August after an accident on a new electric bike.

Dec 6th, 2020
Transform 'Smile Zone' Teeth With Composite Resins

As far as your appearance goes, the most important teeth you have are those in the “smile zone.” These are the teeth most visible when you smile—and the ones that awkwardly stand out if they're chipped, worn or otherwise flawed.

Nov 16th, 2020
Smoking Could Shorten Your Implants' Longevity

Although costly in the beginning, dental implants often turn out to be the least expensive tooth replacement option. That's because their enviable record for longevity often outpaces dentures or bridges.

Sep 27th, 2020
Pop Star Demi Lovato Pops Out Jay Glazer's Tooth

Singer and actor Demi Lovato has a new claim to fame: formidable martial artist. When she is not in the recording studio, on stage or in front of the camera, Lovato can often be found keeping in shape at Jay Glazer's Hollywood (California) gym.

Sep 17th, 2020
Get Your Teeth Examined if You Have Frequent Sinus Infections

Each year millions of people endure repeated episodes of congestion, coughing and headaches, all the miseries that come with a sinus infection. Although it seems like all the action is occurring around the nose and upper face, the actual cause could ...

Sep 7th, 2020
Take These Steps to Alleviate Chronic Dry Mouth

You might be noticing some changes as you get older: You're getting winded easier and you're wondering why book or magazine print has suddenly shrunk (it didn't). Perhaps you've also noticed your mouth seems drier more often.

Aug 28th, 2020
4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath

When they weren't building pyramids or wrapping mummies, the ancient Egyptians mixed herbs and spices with a little honey to make small lozenges. Their purpose: to fight halitosis, that perennial scourge of polite society.

Aug 18th, 2020
Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family

If there's anything that makes Alfonso Ribeiro happier than his long-running gig as host of America's Funniest Home Videos, it's the time he gets to spend with his family: his wife Angela, their two young sons, and Alfonso's teenaged daughter.

Aug 8th, 2020
3 Ways to Correct Missing Front Teeth

Roughly 75% of American adults are missing at least one tooth, mostly from disease, trauma or extraction for other dental reasons. A few missing teeth, though, never erupted in the first place.

Jul 29th, 2020
A Smile Makeover Depends on Balancing Technique with Beauty

“Redesigning” a smile is a lot like remodeling a house: the technicalities of construction must blend seamlessly with what is perceived as elegant and beautiful. The first aspect — the proper materials and techniques to achieve a sound restoration...

May 30th, 2020
How Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus Got Their Stellar Smiles

The 2019 Grammy Awards was a star-studded night packed with memorable performances. One standout came from the young Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, who sang a powerful duet of his hit song "In My Blood" with pop diva Miley Cyrus.

Apr 10th, 2020
It's Best to Avoid This Online Trend for Your Enamel's Sake

The Internet is truly amazing: It takes only a few seconds to tap into a vast store of knowledge to find information that once took people hours or days. But amidst all that helpful data, there's also some not so helpful information...

Mar 11th, 2020
A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible

You know the basics for a healthy mouth: daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups. But there are other elements unique to you that also factor into your oral care: the mouth and facial structure you inherited from your parents (like a poor bite)...

Jan 1st, 2020
Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment

As the host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC TV, Alfonso Ribeiro has witnessed plenty of unintentional physical comedy…or, as he puts it in an interview with Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "When people do stuff and you're like,...

Dec 12th, 2019
Preventing Dental Disease Starts with Assessing Your Unique Risk

Over the last century dentistry has acquired the knowledge, techniques and treatments to prevent or minimize tooth decay. With this enhanced knowledge we’ve amassed a wealth of data about what increases dental disease development and what prevents it.

Nov 22nd, 2019
Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles

It might seem that supermodels have a fairly easy life — except for the fact that they are expected to look perfect whenever they’re in front of a camera. Sometimes that’s easy — but other times, it can be pretty difficult.

Sep 23rd, 2019
Floss First or Last? Here are Reasons for Either Approach

A certain news story a few years ago notwithstanding, dentists still recommend flossing along with brushing to adequately remove disease-causing plaque. If there is any controversy at all about flossing, it's whether you should perform...

Jul 25th, 2019
3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors

It’s July—and that means it’s National Park and Recreation Month! If you’re like a lot of families, you might already be planning a trip to one of the nation’s 58 national parks, or one of the thousands of state outdoor recreational areas...

Jul 15th, 2019
3 Reasons for Blood Pressure Checks During Dental Visits

You may have been surprised by a new addition to your regular dental appointment routine—we took your blood pressure at the start. While you might expect this at a medical clinic, it seems unusual at the dentist’s office.

Jun 25th, 2019
3 Things to Watch Out for to Protect Your Oral Appliance

If you're one of the millions of people wearing an oral appliance, you already know how important it is to your dental health. Whatever the purpose—replacing teeth, stopping teeth grinding or guarding against injury...

Jun 15th, 2019
Get Relief from Cracked Corners of the Mouth

If you’ve noticed redness or small skin cracks at the corners of your mouth, you may have a common infection known as perleche or angular cheilitis. Depending on its cause, there are ways to treat the redness and skin cracking to lessen your discomfort.

Jun 5th, 2019
Actor David Ramsey Says: Don't Forget to Floss!

Can you have healthy teeth and still have gum disease? Absolutely! And if you don’t believe us, just ask actor David Ramsey. The cast member of TV hits such as Dexter and Arrow said in a recent interview that up to the present day,...

May 26th, 2019
Get Your Vitamins the Natural Way for Optimum Dental Health

Along with daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, a balanced and nutritious diet is another key part of great oral health. The foods you eat can have a profound impact on how well your teeth and gums withstand diseases like tooth decay and ...

Apr 26th, 2019
Life Is Sometimes a Grind for Brooke Shields

Ever since childhood, when her career as a model and actress took off, Brooke Shields has enjoyed worldwide recognition — through advertisements for designer jeans, appearances on The Muppet Show, and starring roles in big-screen films.

Apr 16th, 2019
3 Things You can Do to Ease Chronic Dry Mouth

Although not high on the glamour scale, saliva is nonetheless an important ingredient in a healthy life. This "multi-tasker" fluid helps break down your food for better digestion and supplies antibodies to thwart threatening microorganisms coming...

Apr 6th, 2019
Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is as relentless as it is destructive, and it makes little distinction between age, gender, ethnicity or social status. Although risk levels vary from person to person, we’re all potentially in the crossfire for this harmful disease.

Mar 27th, 2019
Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health

Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing? Who's better to answer that question than Vivica A. Fox? Among her other achievements, the versatile actress won the “Best Kiss” honor at the MTV Movie Awards, for a memorable scene with Will Smith...

Mar 7th, 2019
Legal or Not, Marijuana Poses a Health Risk to Your Gums

Proponents of legalized marijuana have won phenomenal gains over the last decade. Despite the federal government's continuing criminalization of the drug, several states including California, Colorado and Massachusetts,...

Feb 5th, 2019
3 Areas to Watch to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear

Just like other parts of your physical body, teeth naturally wear as we get older. Just the effect from chewing during hundreds of thousands of meals in a lifetime can take its toll.

Jan 16th, 2019
Dentistry is Changing to Meet Dental Care's Emerging Challenges

Today’s dentist can not only treat most dental diseases and conditions, but can almost prevent disease completely. Our true needs as a society, however, go beyond the dentist’s chair — to the lack of availability and affordability of care...

Jan 6th, 2019
Manage Your Osteoporosis Medication to Avoid Jawbone Problems

Around 20 million people—mostly women after menopause—take medication to slow the progress of osteoporosis, a debilitating disease that weakens bones. But although effective, some osteoporosis drugs could pose dental issues related to the jawbones.

Dec 27th, 2018
Bobby Bones Dances His Way to Dental Damage

The long-running hit show Dancing with the Stars has had its share of memorable moments, including a wedding proposal, a wardrobe malfunction, and lots of sharp dance moves.

Dec 17th, 2018
Stop Smoking to Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease

Your risk for periodontal (gum) disease increases if you’re not brushing or flossing effectively. You can also have a higher risk if you’ve inherited thinner gum tissues from your parents.

Dec 7th, 2018
Don't Ignore Sudden Tooth Pain

Don't Ignore Sudden Tooth Pain - Your Teeth may be Telling you Something. Nothing grabs your attention like a sharp tooth pain, seemingly hitting you out of nowhere while you’re eating or drinking.

Nov 27th, 2018
Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery

When they’re introducing a new movie, actors often take a moment to pay tribute to the people who helped make it happen — like, you know, their dentists. At least that’s what Charlize Theron did at the premiere of her new spy thriller, Atomic Blonde.

Nov 7th, 2018
A Crown Could be the Answer to Preserving Your Damaged Tooth

We’ve been treating one of your decay-prone teeth for some time with one filling after another. Each incident required a little more removal of decayed tooth material until now there isn’t enough structure to support another filling.

Oct 18th, 2018
How to Help Your Kids Form Good Oral Hygiene Habits

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. It comes as no surprise that good dental hygiene habits are best acquired early in life—and with good reason, as tooth decay is the most common disease among children.

Oct 8th, 2018
A Different Kind of "Chip Shot" for Pro Golfer Danielle Kang

While the sport of golf may not look too dangerous from the sidelines, players know it can sometimes lead to mishaps. There are accidents involving golf carts and clubs, painful muscle and back injuries, and even the threat of lightning strikes...

Sep 28th, 2018
Why Smoking and Dental Implants Don't Mix

With a 95-plus percent survival rate after ten years, dental implants are one of the most durable replacement restorations available. Implants can potentially last much longer than less expensive options, which could make them a less costly choice...

Sep 8th, 2018
Some Blood Pressure Medications May Affect Your Oral Health

If you’re taking medication to regulate your blood pressure, you may be familiar with some of the general side effects, like nausea, drowsiness or dizziness. But some blood pressure drugs might also cause complications with your oral health.

Aug 29th, 2018
Facts About Those Amazing Wonders Called Teeth

Each part of the human body is an intricate wonder. Take your teeth, for example: they’re so woven into everyday life we don’t notice them, yet they each work seamlessly with the jaws and mouth so we can eat, speak and even smile.

Aug 9th, 2018