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...

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? ...

Viral Photo Shows Rare Disease That Made a Woman's Gums Look Exactly Like Strawberries

Just when we thought we'd seen it all, a photo of a woman whose swollen, overgrown gums look just like strawberries surfaced on the interwebs. A rare manifestation of a very rare disease caused the 42-year-old's gums to appear red, puffy, and granular. You have to see it to believe it—but don't worry, there's...

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). ...

Beauty Tip: Power Wash Tooth Stains

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Sports Drinks May Be Bad for Your Teeth

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Is It Safe to Whiten Your Teeth with Activated Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal is the buzzy health ingredient of the moment, showing up in everything from supplements to pressed juices to . And now, it's also made its way to the oral care aisle, with brands like Curaprox and Twin Lotus marketing versions of activated charcoal toothpaste that claim to clean and whiten teeth and...

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. ...

Viral Videos of Pimple Popping and Plaque Removal Are Revolting, So Why Can't We Stop Watching Them?

First, it was pimple-popping, next it was at home with a razor and then salivary-stone extraction. Now, there’s a new viral video trend depicting a super gross hygiene habit: “extreme dental cleanings" that remove visible layers of tartar and plaque from patients’ teeth. ...

This Electric Toothbrush Has a Game-Changing Feature—and It's on Sale

Update, March 18, 2019: The ISSA2 is currently on sale just for Health readers! From now until April 18, use the code "HEALTH20" at checkout to save 20% on this bestselling electric toothbrush. ...

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