Dental Professionals Click Here!
WIN A MAKEOVER
Smile makeover contest
smile makeover contest winner

SUBSCRIBE
Subscribe today to Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health and learn about the very latest in:

• 
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
• 
Implantology
• 
Periodontics
• 
Oral Health & Hygiene
• 
Oral Surgery & Medicine
• 
Pediatric Dentistry
• 
Endodontics
• 
Dental Hygiene

IN THIS ISSUE
Howie Mandel.
Features  View Issue
What Everyone Should Know About Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the most common disease in the world today, and some people seem to be much more cavity-prone than others. Research points to several factors that can have a big impact on your chance of developing cavities. Learn steps you can take to reduce your risk of tooth decay...  Read
Holistic” Dentistry
The connection between oral health and overall health is well established, so every dentist should practice “holistic” (concerned with the whole body) dentistry. However, the term has taken on a different meaning and is often associated with treatment philosophies not supported by research findings. Read about fads in dentistry vs. long-standing evidence-based practices...  Read
When Permanent Teeth Become Loose
For children, loose teeth signal that the tooth fairy will come soon, but for adults, loose teeth are a sign of trouble. Gum disease, dental trauma and do-it-yourself dental treatments can all result in loose teeth. Your dentist can determine whether loose teeth can be saved or if they need to be replaced. Learn about treatment options for loose teeth...  Read
Removing Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment
When getting orthodontic treatment, sometimes it’s necessary to extract one or more teeth. Many factors need to be considered, such as the person’s “bite,” the size of the jaw, the size and number of teeth and how much correction is needed—it all depends on the unique individual. Learn about situations in which it might make the most sense to remove teeth as part of getting a straighter smile...  Read
Consultations  View Issue
When a Tooth Is Knocked Out
How to Increase the Chances of Saving the Tooth  Read
Vaping and Oral Health
Not as Safe an Alternative to Smoking as You May Think  Read
Dry Socket
A Painful but Not Dangerous Complication of Oral Surgery  Read