Awesome or Crazy? A Cupcake-Dispensing "Gumball" Machine

Baked by Melissa (a New York City-based cupcake...

How to Prevent Red Wine Stains on Teeth

Sick of wine stains on your teeth? New products aim to fix that. Health staffers sipped Cabernet and reported back! ...

What You Need to Know About the Toothpaste Ingredient Making Headlines

How safe is your toothpaste? A flurry of recent news stories about Colgate Total Toothpaste and triclosan, a chemical with a somewhat checkered past, may have you wondering. ...

What You Should Know About the DIY Braces Trend

Have you heard about the woman in Washington State who claims to have closed a gap in her front teeth in 44 days using DIY braces—specifically, five dollars worth of hair elastics? ...

5 Surprising Things That Are Ruining Your Teeth

We all know that candy and soda aren't good for our teeth, but the sugars and acids lurking in other, seemingly innocuous (and even healthy) foods can also do a number on your dental hygiene. We got New York City-based cosmetic dentist Marc Lowenberg, DDS, to give us real talk on five culprits you...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth If You Are Addicted to Seltzer

An Atlantic story has been generating buzz lately for warning that carbonated water can be bad for your teeth. We knew that soda can rot your teeth. But seltzer?! It's the perfect soda alternative–same pleasant fizz sans all the sugar and sweeteners, and just as hydrating as plain old H2O. ...

If You Have a Seltzer Habit, This Is What You Should Know

For anyone who loves fizzy water, picking out a bottle can be a little tricky. Seltzer, sparkling mineral water, club soda—there are so many types, how do you know what's in what? And are they really as healthy as we think? To find out more about our beloved bubbly, we talked to Atlanta-based nutritionist Marisa Moore, RDN. ...

Can Metal Dental Fillings Be Risky for Your Health?

The next time you have a cavity, you may want to weigh your filling options carefully. New research from the University of Georgia suggests that dental fillings made of amalgam—a mixture of mercury, silver, and other metals—can contribute to elevated mercury levels in the body.   ...

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores and Prevent Them From Ever Coming Back

Canker sores are frustrating and painful. If you find you're getting often, the solution may be as simple as avoiding spicy foods or acidic fruits, which can irritate the mouth. Also, try brushing and flossing right after meals to help remove food particles stuck between your teeth. And stop using any toothpastes or...

How Your Next Teeth Cleaning Might Protect You From Pneumonia

Aside from protecting your pearly whites, here's more motivation to squeeze in that twice-a-year teeth cleaning: It could keep you from getting sick. A new study suggests that regular dental visits may protect against pneumonia by reducing levels of harmful bacteria in the mouth (ick). ...

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