| Feb 9, 2011
| 1:26 PM
It seems just about everyone has to have his wisdom teeth extracted. For most, it's an easy procedure and an easy recovery. But many people don't understand why we have those third molars to begin with — or if there are alternatives to removal. We...
| Feb 16, 2011
A mission to bring dental care to South America is re-routed Louisiana. WGNO's Vanessa Bolano says dentists and oral surgeons are restoring lives one tooth at a time.
Suction devices and drills, two sounds that make most of us cringe, but not here, not...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:31 AM
When should I schedule my child's first trip to the dentist? Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces?
Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities,...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:40 PM
People rarely are in a hurry to get to their dentist’s office, but at 7:30 a.m. Monday staffers for Dr. Kamran Sahabi found half a dozen people waiting at the entrance to the Glendale Dental Center on South Glendale Avenue.
Sahabi and Dr. Farid...
| Feb 22, 2011
Teeth whitening products are everywhere--from toothpastes to white strips.
You can buy them at your grocery store--or leave it to the pro's and have your dentist do it for you.
So what's the difference?
Dr. Becky Coats said patients ask that question...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Brushing (and flossing) is the best way to protect your teeth and gums — but not if your toothbrush is in bad shape. "Toothbrush bristles that are worn or frayed from use cannot effectively remove plaque, which is critical to maintaining healthy...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Freshens breath! Gives your mouth a tingling sensation! But what do mouthwashes really accomplish?
Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned three mouthwash manufacturers to stop suggesting that their products that have fluoride as the...
| Jul 4, 2011
It's hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when everyone walked around (in public!) with naturally colored teeth. Today, with so many whitening gels, strips and trays out there, yellowish grins aren't as common — nor the natural look as...
| Jul 4, 2011
Kenneth Mumford smiled into the mirror and saw a full set of pearly white teeth for the first time in years.
He was sitting in a chair at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he was being fitted for free dentures last month. The 59-year-...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 2:17 AM
Consider this: You pay your taxes, you go to work, you are both accountable and responsible, a contributing member of society.
When you go to the doctor, you pay — some from insurance, some from your pocket — and you wait, sometimes hours in...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:38 PM
For some people, the worst part of breaking a tooth or having an abcess isn't the pain that can shoot to your core.
The absolute worst is visiting the dentist.
On the surface, dental phobia might seem a little out of proportion. After all, it's not...