The enamel on your teeth is what makes them sparkle. It also acts as a protective coating on the teeth.
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?
Teeth cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t.
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.
Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need 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.
At-home dental whitening kits might be bad for your teeth. Better to talk to a dentist.
We asked five experts if whitening is safe for teeth. They all said it is, so long as it's by a dentist.
Forgoing dental care causes more pain and costly treatments down the longer term.
All Australians should have access to subsidised dental care, not just pensioners and children.
If you’re experiencing pain while your wisdom teeth are erupting, you should see your dentist.
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Wisdom teeth can be a pain. Here's when you should have them removed.
Zawadi Juluis Saidi had reconstructive surgery on her cleft lip at a Dar es Salaam hospital. African children face huge barriers to surgery.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
No, you can’t blame (most) tooth decay on your parents. But for crooked teeth, the story’s a little more complicated.
Can you blame bad teeth on your genes? Here's why the answer is not as simple as you might think.
A key focus has been on strengthening primary health care to reduce demand on hospitals, but there is little evidence of progress.
New Zealand's health service provides universal and free access to health care, but inequities remain stubbornly high.
Families who are around at mealtimes can check their relatives are swallowing food properly and alert nursing home staff if there’s a problem.
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.
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Oral health care is safe and important for women who would like to be pregnant and for those who are.
The author’s son, brushing his teeth for the camera.
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.
While flossing may not be fun, it is still good for you.
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.
A man receives dental treatment at Care Harbor LA, a free medical clinic in Los Angeles, California, October 31, 2013.
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.
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Dental implants are seen as the answer to tooth loss, but new smiles aren't always what they're cracked up to be.
What in the world ..?
Say ahhh. How mathematicians are looking at a baffling tongue condition that spirals around your tongue.
Most gum disease is preventable through good dental hygiene.
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Bleeding gums are very common but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. They’re usually a sign of gum (periodontal) disease. If treated in its early stages, periodontal disease can be easily reversed…
Oral diseases are a significant burden on many people.
Bad oral health can have a significant negative impact on people’s quality of life. It can also affect other diseases that they may be suffering. But whether oral ill-health causes general health problems…
People with severe mental illnesses are over three times more likely than the general population to lose their teeth because…
We need a whole-of-health approach to change the negative trends in child dental health.
The two reports on child dental health and toothbrushing behaviour, released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, raise concerns for both the community and the dental profession…