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What Is Enamel Erosion?

If your dentist has brought up enamel erosion, it’s worth listening. “Enamel is the hard, calcified tissue that covers the crown of the teeth,” says Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, DMD, a dentist in San Antonio, Texas, and a spokesperson for the American Dental Association. “It’s basically the shield against anything we eat and drink to protect against cavities.” […]

10 Dental Myths, Debunked

When it comes to taking care of your smile, there are plenty of misconceptions out there. But while good oral health can be achieved in just minutes a day, the wrong practices can cause irreversible damage. Here’s what you need to know. Myth: The harder you brush, the cleaner you’ll get your teeth. The real deal: Brushing […]

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

When it comes to brushing your teeth, there is such a thing as proper technique. Brushing too hard — or using the wrong toothbrush — can damage your teeth and gums, leading to problems like enamel wear and receding gums, which can in turn lead to tooth sensitivity, says Gene Romo, DDS, a Chicago-based dentist and consumeradvisor […]

Icky Mouth Mysteries Solved

1 / 10   Unhealthy Gums and Your Health Do you suffer with red gums, or is the roof of your mouth swollen? Without fail, you follow your dentist’s orders to keep your teeth and gums healthy — but did you know that the condition of your mouth can also shine light on other health problems? Some dental conditions, […]

Drinking Alcohol Increases Disease-Causing Mouth Bacteria

Drinking alcohol can throw off the balance of good and bacteria in the mouth and raise your risk for a variety of diseases, according to new research. In a study published April 23, 2018, in the journal Microbiome, scientists at NYU School of Medicine found that people who consume one or more alcoholic beverages daily disrupt a healthy […]

6 Best Teeth Whitening Products

All products and services featured here are chosen for their potential to inspire and enable your wellness. Everyday Health may earn an affiliate commission on items you purchase. Having a whiter smile can boost confidence as you go about your daily life, and it is a signal to the rest of the world of one’s […]

6 Best Electric Toothbrushes for Healthier Teeth

With high-tech and convenience features, electric toothbrushes make it easier to get a more thorough clean. Find out which model is for you. All products and services featured here are chosen for their potential to inspire and enable your wellness. Everyday Health may earn an affiliate commission on items you purchase. Regular teeth brushing is […]

Nutrition Its Role in General & Oral Health

Our previous article on nutrition (“Nutrition & Oral Health”) discussed how dietary factors affect dental and oral health. In this article, we go a step further and look at how the basics of nutrition, coupled with diet and exercise, affect life-long general and oral health. The Surgeon General of the United States has stated emphatically […]

Smile for life: tips for a healthy mouth

Oral health is essential for your general wellbeing: not only does a healthy mouth enable good nutrition but it can also indicate if there’s something wrong elsewhere. At Portman, we will work with you to ensure your oral health routine keeps you smiling for life. Read our expert advice to make sure your oral health […]

Great Expectations — Perceptions in Smile Design

The Patient’s Perspective an analysis by Dear Doctor magazine Does your dentist see what you see — and vice versa? Can you really communicate how you want to change your smile? While beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, a person’s own perception of what looks good is an important factor in achieving a satisfying […]