Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
If toothbrushing is forced form a young age, kids can become resistant to dental care practices. Make it fun.
The marketing of breakfast cereals may be confusing consumers with a mix of true and inflated claims.
Wisdom teeth can be a pain. Here's when you should have them removed.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
Even those who regularly clean their teeth typically don't brush for the recommended two minutes.
The latest poll on children's oral health shows many parents have misconceptions about how to prevent tooth decay in their children and don't know of the free dental services available.
Prehistoric humans and their predecessors may have had a very different diet but their teeth suffered in similar ways to ours.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
Myths that fluoridated water isn't natural, safe, doesn't work and shouldn't be used to make up infant formula persist. Here's what the evidence says.
Nicholas, aged 6, was watching TV one day when his tooth fell out. He noticed that the bottom edge of the tooth was very spiky. Now he wants to know why.
It is our view vitamin “gummies” that contain food acids, and have a high sugar content, are not medicines consumers need and their sale should be prohibited on public health grounds.
Poor oral health in our nursing homes can lead to many complications, including choking to death. Here's how family and staff can help advocate for better care.
Anthropologists gather clues about how our ancient ancestors lived from their teeth. What will future anthropologists make of us based on the fossilized pearly whites we'll leave behind?
Chronic gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in people over 30 years old, and affects 10 to 15% of the population on average.
Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
Can taking a selfie as you brush your teeth help make you a better brusher? A small pilot study indicates it may. Most of us, as it turns out, are not very good brushers.
Millions smiled last week when it was reported that there's no evidence to support the flossing of teeth. A dentist sees it differently and suggests we continue the practice.
PolicyCheck unpacks the detail and history of the Coalition's proposed dental health care policy.
The absence of comprehensive dental care exacts a toll on millions of Americans in terms of poor health, pain and the social stigma associated with bad teeth.