How to use a tea bag to stop bleeding after a tooth extraction

If you’ve ever had a tooth pulled, the dentist probably suggested you apply a tea bag to the extraction site to stem the bleeding. You might wonder: what do tea bags have to do with pulled teeth? Why the tea

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Is juice good for your teeth?

Juice, whether it’s cold-pressed or warm and steaming, is hot right now. Sometimes it seems like a juice bar has sprung up on every corner and a juicer adorns every kitchen countertop. As far as trends go, this seems to

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How to be smoochable on Valentine’s Day

Everyone wants to be smoochable on Valentine’s Day, but bad breath can make your sweetie recoil. Breath mints might mask the problem, but don’t address the underlying bacteria that cause bad breath. What would a dentist advise you to do?

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A vampire with a toothache

Vampires are scary. Visits to the dentist can be scary. So what could be scarier than a vampire with a toothache? In this hilarious YouTube video, a vampire in pain visits an emergency dentist, and ends up biting off more

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How often should you get dental X-rays?

How often should you get dental X-rays? The short answer: if you’re a healthy adult with no symptoms or history of dental problems, every 24 to 36 months. The long answer: it depends. So what does that mean for you?

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If Monkeys Were Dentists

Have you ever felt ridiculous attempting to make small talk while someone sticks their hand into your mouth? Have you ever noticed that the chairside conversation in dental offices always seems to turn to travel? This great video, from the

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Stephen King loves this dental thriller

Did you know that one of Stephen’s King’s ten favourite books is about a dentist? Specifically, a turn-of-the-century novel about a San Francisco dentist, McTeague, that’s become a minor classic of American literature. What has changed in dentistry since the

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David Letterman visits an emergency dentist

Like many comedians, David Letterman has made dentist jokes a staple of his career. In honour of his last show, which will take place on Wednesday, May 20, let’s revisit an early Letterman episode about a visit to an emergency

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Make it a habit: How to keep that New Year’s resolution to floss daily

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to floss every day? How is it working out for you? According to The Washington Post, about half of us make New Year’s resolutions, two-thirds of us have kept the resolution four weeks

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10 awesome facts about shark teeth

What makes sharks such finely tuned biting machines? Their choppers, of course. In honour of Shark Month at the Discovery Channel, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts about shark teeth. Sink your teeth into these nuggets: The outside of

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