Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
A recent study was the first to establish a way to regrow tooth enamel. But what is tooth enamel and why is it so important?
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.
People have probably always wanted clean and healthy teeth. What they historically used to achieve dental hygiene might surprise you.
Oil pulling is a useful addition to toothbrushing.
The high cost of dental treatment is stopping almost half of all New Zealanders from seeking care when they need it. Funding at least parts of dental care publicly could change that.
Your teeth started to grow even before you were born.
Labor and the Coalition's health policies and campaign strategy couldn't be more different this election.
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.
Cheap, over-the-counter tooth-whitening kits could end up costing you a pretty penny.
You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don't know might surprise you...
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.