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If you're getting a tooth pulled or having another painful dental procedure, you're much less likely to get opioids than you were just a few years ago, new research reveals.   That's good news...

People want whiter teeth, surveys show, and the American Dental Association (ADA) has some advice on how to accomplish that.   Over time, teeth can become less white due to a number of causes,...

Good oral health is one of the keys to healthy aging, but a sobering new study shows that many U.S. nursing home residents have significant dental issues.   Close to two in every 10 residents have...

Children having short-term dental pain from extractions or toothache should not be prescribed opioids but rather manage those aches with over-the-counter ibuprofen and/or acetaminophen, according to...

Fluoride may have found its match in preventing cavities. New research shows that toothpaste containing hydroxyapatite, one of the main mineral components in teeth, can prevent cavities as...

Add risk of developing memory problems later in life to the list of consequences linked to poor oral health. Not taking care of your mouth and teeth has already been associated with heart disease,...

Dentures may hide harmful germs that cause pneumonia, British researchers report. For the study, the investigators took samples from the dentures of nursing home patients who did and didn't have...

Diabetes is a known risk factor for mental decline and dementia. Paired with total tooth loss, the potential harm to the brain is even more significant, new research indicates. The findings...

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