A Healthy Smile = A Healthy You
Your teeth and gums speak volumes about your overall health. Keeping them in sparkling shape requires the right habits, a healthy diet and routine professional dental care. Here, brush up on the basics of good oral health.
Dig In for a Healthy Mouth
A variety of delicious foods benefit your teeth and gums. Want to infuse your meals and snacks with some smile-saving nutrition -- and spend less time in the dentist's chair getting pricey procedures? Make friends with these foods (and avoid a few others) and you'll truly have something to smile about.
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Oral Health Q&As
Stephen M. Koral, DMD
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
How can I whiten my teeth if I have stains on them?
You might be pleasantly surprised by how much brighter your teeth can be when cleaned by a hygienist. You'll never know if it's the internal color of the teeth that's the problem, or if it's something superficial . . .
- Q What is an underbite?
- Q How can the pH of my saliva affect my teeth?
- Q How can I tell if I'm not producing enough saliva?
- Q Can my dentist perform oral surgery?
- Q What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?
- Q What is a healthy pH for saliva?
- Q Why is the pH in my mouth important?
- Q How can intense exercise damage my teeth?
- Q How does maintaining good oral health benefit my overall health?
- Q Why do baby teeth look different from adult teeth?
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