Dental Health

Tender teeth: What’s behind your aching smile

February 24, 2016
Why your pearly whites may be in pain

Diabetes and your mouth

February 1, 2016
Extending care beyond the dental chair: Dentists aren't only concerned with your teeth, they want to improve your overall health, too

Alumni come together to fight dreaded white spots after braces

December 11, 2015

How do you get orthodontists to research—let alone talk about—this taboo topic? Appeal to their sense of loyalty and form an alumni practice-based research network, of course.

Replacing missing teeth: The next generation of dental implants

December 3, 2015
Implants have become more popular than dentures

The alarming connection between eating disorders and acid erosion

November 24, 2015

One Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry alumna has developed a neutralizing mouthwash to help an underdiagnosed — and often undertreated — patient population. 

Flossing 101: Tips for a healthy smile

November 13, 2015
“Brushing alone cannot control plaque; to get to all the plaque that finds its way between teeth, you need floss."

You Asked: Should I scrape my tongue?

October 28, 2015

When it comes to good hygiene, we all know to brush our teeth. But, have you ever thought about the amount of germs that collect on your tongue? Much like a paint scraper takes old residue off of a wall, scraping your tongue will help remove oral bacteria that live in hard-to-reach places.

Take the guesswork out of choosing toothpaste

October 2, 2015

You run out of toothpaste and find yourself once again in the aisle with dozens of options. Do you go with the brand you have been using since childhood? Maybe you pick one because the packaging catches your eye, or maybe you are more practical and are looking for something that you hope will prevent troubling mouth problems. Whatever your strategy, these tips will help you determine which toothpaste is best for you.

Is your dentist finding more than just cavities?

August 20, 2015

A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body?