How to Keep Whitening Toothpastes From Hurting Your Teeth

I use whitening toothpaste morning and night. Is this safe for my teeth and gums? ...

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 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). ...

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...

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...

This Is What You Need to Know About Dry Mouth

Suffering from a dry mouth? First off, make sure you’re ; dry mouth is a common symptom of dehydration. Is there any chance you’re breathing through your mouth or snoring a lot without realizing it? Try using a humidifier, especially in the winter and at night, to help keep the air moist. There are also hundreds...

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 Is Your Last Chance to Get the Waterpik Flosser With 11,000 5-Star Amazon Reviews for 50% Off

There are countless discounts in today's big Prime Day sale, especially when it comes to oral health products (the Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Toothbrush that Kim Kardashian and the best-selling Oral-B Pro 5000 Electric Toothbrush are both majorly discounted right now, for example). But there's another deal we're especially excited about: The best-selling, customer-loved Waterpik Water Flosser Aquarius...

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