Do you really need a dental clean every six months? Most healthy people will probably be OK if they go anually. But some people are at higher risk of cavities or gum disease, and should go more often.
Research shows that many people living with HIV struggle with tooth decay, bleeding gums and tooth sensitivity -- due to the costs of dental care and discrimination by dental professionals.
People have probably always wanted clean and healthy teeth. What they historically used to achieve dental hygiene might surprise you.
All Australians should have access to subsidised dental care, not just pensioners and children.
Unlike health care for the rest of our body, dental care mostly comes out of our own pocket – and it's not cheap. Many Australians go without and their health suffers.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It's no wonder health is a vote-changer.
With the often prohibitive costs of dental treatment in Australia, travelling overseas to have dental work done is increasingly common. But it's important to exercise caution.
Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
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.
Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
A staggering 70 per cent of female inmates are back in prison within two years of their release. Basic health and dental care could help change this, according to new research.
Thousands of North Americans travel to Mexico to eat, drink, shop and get cheap and fast dental care. Meanwhile, local populations suffer racism, poor working conditions and inadequate health care.
Landmark dental findings are likely to be the tip of an iceberg.
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.
Many Americans unable to afford health expenses are raising funds through medical crowdfunding. What are the risks?
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.
Headlines pointed to the privatisation of hospital, end-of-life and dental services, but the Productivity Commission's report is actually a lot less radical.
Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
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.