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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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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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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For healthy teeth, say cheese

For healthy teeth, say cheese

Who knew that cheese could be so mysterious? Scientists know that eating cheese will protect your teeth against cavities and acid damage… but they’re not sure why. What we do know: We know that eating cheese increases the calcium level

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Your gums don’t think lip piercing is cool

Your gums don't think lip piercing is cool

You might think lip piercings are cool, but your gums don’t agree. Here’s the thing: having a lip piercing can make your gums shrink back from your teeth. Gum recession can lead to gum disease, which can cause otherwise healthy

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Don’t spit that gum out of your mouth

Chewing gum has traditionally gotten a bad rap. It’s not considered proper for adults to chew gum in public, and kids can get into trouble for chewing gum in school. But scientists have long known that chewing gum is actually

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Take Vitamin D to defeat dental decay

Vitamin D is truly a super vitamin: not only is it purported to reduce the risk of cancer, it may also play a role in combatting tooth decay. A new study concludes that vitamin D may reduce tooth decay by

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Does clove oil relieve tooth pain?

Does clove oil relieve tooth pain?

If you go to a health food store, you might notice that clove oil is touted as a natural remedy for toothaches and other dental emergency pain. But is this claim really true? Clove oil is an essential oil, extracted

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