The way most dentists in Australia are paid encourages over-servicing. So how do we know the treatment your dentist recommends is actually necessary?
Your regular check-up will need to be postponed. But if you're in acute pain, dentists may still be able to treat you. Here's what's allowed and what's not.
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.
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.
We asked five experts if whitening is safe for teeth. They all said it is, so long as it's by a dentist.
A cheap and simple technique could revolutionise treatment for tooth decay, especially in poor countries.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what's a parent to do?
How a phobia of the dentist can ruin your smile.
When they cause problems, wisdom teeth don't seem very smart. But they may have been evolution's answer to a coarse diet.
Puppies and kittens are born without teeth, but by around two months of age they have a full set of baby teeth.
If an undocumented migrant is a minor or an adult can have far-reaching implications. A forensic anthropologist explains why relying solely on dental X-rays to determine age doesn't work.
Prehistoric humans and their predecessors may have had a very different diet but their teeth suffered in similar ways to ours.
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.
From cheap prosthetic arms for landmine victims in Sudan to the promise of surgery on astronauts in space — 3D printing is sparking a healthcare revolution.
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.
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?
It can take decades, but investigating one thing can revolutionise our understanding of another.
Oral health care is safe and important for women who would like to be pregnant and for those who are.
We know all about World War I's terrible conditions, tactics, tear gas. But what about the teeth?
People ending up in hospital for diabetes, tooth decay, or other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital is a warning sign of system failure.