Treatment & care
Dental health treatments and tooth care range from braces to dentures, implants, crowns, fluoride, and whiteners. Find out more about dental treatment and care here.
Feeling no pain
Can you really relax in the dentist's chair? Learn more.
Questions to ask the dentist if he or she prescribes medicine for your oral health, what your dentist needs to know from you, and more.
Learn more about common ways dentists control pain during procedures.
Recontouring or reshaping the teeth the most conservative cosmetic treatment. It is a quick and painless procedure whose results can be seen immediately.
Veneers can be used to repair a chipped or broken tooth, but they can also be used for cosmetic improvements. Read more.
From strips to gels to trays, there are many tooth whitening options available. Find out who responds best to whitening, who should avoid it and what each option involves.
The best option for you will depend on the health and sensitivity of your teeth and how much money you can spend.
Learn more about at-home teeth whitening kits and when to talk to your dentist.
Caring for dental work
Creating good oral health habits can help your teeth look great between visits. Find out how to create the right oral health care for you.
Proper denture care is important for both the health of your dentures and mouth. Learn more.
Braces, wires, springs, rubber bands and other appliances can attract food and plaque, which can stain your teeth if not brushed away. Learn more here.
Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial. Which is appropriate and when? Are there alternatives to dentures? Find out more about dentures.
Braces and retainers: How can they help your teeth? Do braces hurt? Are there choices when it comes to braces? Find out what you want to know here.
Bonding uses a special plastic to repair and improve the look of teeth. Find out more and whether it is right for you.
From cleaning tips to surgery – there are plenty of ways to fight gum disease. Learn more.
Composites, gold, silver and indirect fillings: Get the facts on how fillings are done, the choices for filling materials, and their pros and cons.
Wisdom teeth often have to go. How do you know if your wisdom teeth need to be removed? How are they removed and what should you do during the first 24 hours? Find out.
Lasers aren’t yet widely used, but some dentists treat tooth decay and gum disease with them. Learn how lasers work, other conditions they treat, and the pros and cons of their use.
Air abrasion is a drill-less technique used by some dentists to remove tooth decay. Is air abrasion painless? Get the facts, and learn how air abrasion works, its pros and cons, and more.
Sometimes it takes more than a simple filling to put things right in your mouth. Find out when oral surgery might be needed.
A gum graft may be necessary to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession. Find out more.
What to do if you've broken or knocked out a tooth, and when to see your dentist.
A tooth crown or dental crown is a tooth-shaped sleeve made of porcelain or metal or a combination of both that is placed over a tooth. Find out when they are recommended, how they are made, and more.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Find out how they are used.
What are dental implants? Why are they used? Learn this and more.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Learn more.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. Learn more about this mineral and how it is used in oral care.
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. Learn more.
A sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent tooth decay. Find out who should use sealants and why.
The use of dental amalgam for fillings will be reduced in phases, the European Parliament agreed in 2017.