Baking soda and water.

Alternative Oral Hygiene Tips

Have you run out of a basic oral hygiene product? No problem. There are a number of fairly common household items that can stand in for your favorite toothpaste or dental floss until you can make it to the store. Here are a few time-tested tips and tricks for making do with what you (probably)…

Close up of a dental technician

How to Fix a Chipped Tooth

You can break, chip, or fracture a tooth in both dramatic and mundane ways. The damage may be the result of an extreme sports mishap, or it could just as easily happen while crunching contentedly on ice. Spectators and athletes are both at risk. Fortunately, modern dentists know how to deal with this common, sometimes…

Dentists face educational hurdles.

Dental Degrees

Educational and Licensing Requirements for Dentists in the US : How 5 hurdles and a marathon help keep your dentist on her toes… What, you may well ask, are the minimum requirements for someone to stick their mitts in your mouth? Well, like so many things, it depends on whom you ask. But if you…

Look good and feel good with dental bridges.

Dental Bridges

There are good reasons why people get dental bridges, or “fixed partial dentures.” When a dentist replaces a tooth or teeth with a bridge, she mends not only your smile but also your health. If gaps between teeth are not filled in, or “bridged,” your face can lose its natural shape. Chewing with teeth missing…