By Ashik Siddique | Apr 02, 2013 01:05 AM EDT
Dental bib clips can retain oral bacteria from previous patients, even after standard disinfection procedures. What can you do to avoid cross-contamination?
By Makini Brice | Jan 18, 2013 02:33 PM EST
When 75-year-old Nermin Keating’s top row of dentures disappeared, doctors failed to notice that she had swallowed them – not once, not twice, but four times.
By Makini Brice | Jan 02, 2013 03:30 PM EST
If you wince after having a spoonful of ice cream or a sip of coffee, you may have sensitive teeth, a problem that is believed to plague an estimated 3 in 4 people.
By Makini Brice | Dec 31, 2012 05:37 PM EST
A study found that pregnant women saw a 34 percent reduction in the risk of a preterm labor if they underwent a simple dental procedure.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 10, 2012 04:43 PM EST
A new high-tech "no-brush" toothbrush uses 100 percent ultrasound to clean the teeth.
By Amber Moore | Dec 08, 2012 02:21 PM EST
Researchers have found a possible mechanism than can prevent and even halt teeth decay due to periodontal diseases.
By Makini Brice | Nov 23, 2012 02:44 PM EST
A book called Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, argues that flossing may be a waste of time for dedicated adherents to the practice.
By Makini Brice | Oct 11, 2012 02:46 PM EDT
Don't smooch the pooch!
By Makini Brice | Oct 10, 2012 12:38 PM EDT
If you have a toothache and are dreading a visit to the dentist, perhaps looking at an Ancient Egyptian mummy will provoke a change of heart.
By Makini Brice | Oct 02, 2012 04:05 PM EDT
It may be less catchy than the playground rhyme, but an apple a day may prevent the hardening of arteries and lower bad cholesterol.
By Makini Brice | Sep 24, 2012 12:05 PM EDT
The inmates argue that the lack of access to floss is causing them to lose their teeth.
By Peter Wendt | Sep 19, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
A recent study reveals that bad oral hygiene is often linked to poor performance in school. Could your child's oral health be affecting their grades in school?
By Amber Moore | Sep 04, 2012 10:41 AM EDT
Coconut oil can be used in toothpaste and mouthwash as a germ-fighting ingredient, a new study says.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 29, 2012 12:46 PM EDT
An Oregon man is suing his orthodontist for leaving his braces on for 11 years, which he claims left him with irreversible tooth rot.
By Nikki Tucker | Aug 22, 2012 03:52 PM EDT
New research suggests that the emotional health and education level of mothers during their children's adolescent years can impact their children's oral health.