Dental implants — artificial replacements for natural teeth/roots — are an alternative to partial and full dentures or bridges.
Dental x-rays (also called radiographs) are a valuable part of dental treatment because they can detect damage to teeth and gums not visible during a routine visual examination.
Aloe vera can treat common oral health conditions, including cold sores and fever blisters (outside of the mouth) and canker sores (in the mouth), according to the Academy of General Dentistry.
Root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving teeth when your tooth root becomes infected.
About 1 million Americans over the age of 18 wear braces. Braces are custom-made appliances that use applied pressure to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. Some types are metal, clear ceramic, lingual or invisible braces.
Braces are not only traditional shiny gray metal bands. Learn more about caring for your teeth when wearing braces.
Find answers to some common questions about cosmetic dentistry.
More choices in materials means dentists and patients today have more decisions to make when it comes to selecting materials to fill cavities.
Find tips for victims of hurricanes and other natural disasters when they have dental problems and can't reach their usual dentists.
Learn about: types of dentures, how to care for them and alternatives to dentures.
More choices in materials have not reduced the need for traditional fillings such as metal amalgams, which are best in situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing.
Teeth can be whitened by bleaching or using whitening toothpaste. While you can use whitening toothpaste at home yourself, bleaching is often performed in a dentist's office.
Wisdom teeth are no different than other teeth except that they are the last to grow into the mouth. If they grow in properly, have a proper bite relationship and have healthy gum tissue around them, they are useful. Often, however, problems develop when the teeth grow in, requiring their removal.
People are anxious about going to the dentist for different reasons, including worrying about the effectiveness, feeling dentist is rushed, neglecting concerns, anticipation of pain, negative past experiences, or atmosphere.
Precautionary antibiotics before dental treatment isn’t necessary for most people and the risks of taking preventive antibiotics may outweigh the benefits.
Learn about the do's and don'ts of recovering quickly from oral surgery.
Are you considering whitening your teeth? Before you do, discuss the possible risks with your dentist — especially if you plan to whiten (bleach) your teeth using an at-home bleaching system.
Dental sealants can protect your children from cavities. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars to act as a barrier between the tooth and harmful bacteria.