Oral Health

Brush up on oral health! Problems inside your mouth can be indicative of larger health problems. Learn how to keep your mouth clean and clear with help from Dr. Oz.

Test Your Gum Disease Savvy

Everyone knows that basic dental care habits such as brushing and flossing protect teeth from decay and prevent cavities. Yet not everyone is aware of the risks associated with not caring for their gums. Known as the gingivae in anatomical lingo, your ...

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  • Cavity Know-How Quiz

    How much do you know about cavities? The term “cavity” is derived from the word “caries,” Latin for “rot” or “decay.” Dental caries, or tooth decay, occurs when sugars and starches create bacterial plaque, a sticky substance that clings ...

  • How Clean Is Your Mouth?

    Diligent dental hygiene can prevent such health disasters as heart disease, memory loss and oral cancer...

  • Web Exclusive: Dr. Jonathan B. Levine

    Get the basics of oral hygiene from Dr. Jonathan B. Levine.

  • A Full Smile Forever: Prevent Gingivitis and Tooth Loss

    Your gums are just as important to take care of as your teeth. More than 75 percent of adults over the age of 35 have periodontal disease. This disease has varying degrees and forms, and one form is commonly known as gingivitis.  Overall, ...

  • Oral Health Q&A: Dr. Levine

    World-renowned NYC aesthetic dentist Dr. Levine shares why oral health is so important, including his number one tip for how you can power up your oral care routine.

  • Plaque Prevention Quiz

    You know that dental hygiene is important, but how much do you really know about the plaque that forms on teeth? And what's the best way to remove it? Plaque build up can lead to cavities, gingivitis (gum inflammation), and even gum disease. The more you ...

  • 8 Bad Brushing Habits That Harm Your Teeth

    Turns out, there are a host of common mistakes that many of us make morning and night that can damage teeth and turn a healthy smile upside-down. Find out what you’re doing wrong—and how to break these bad habits for better teeth.By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty.com

  • Foods for a Camera-Ready Smile

    The winter is fast-approaching, and with it comes seasonal feasts and holiday treats that can quickly veer your healthy nutritional habits off track. During this time of year, many people overindulge in rich foods, alcoholic drinks and late nights. And ...

Oral Health Directory

  • What Your Tongue Says About Your Health

    Say ahhh to see if you could have one of these common tongue-related health conditions.

  • 30 Days of Beauty: Take Care of Your Teeth

    You don't need to whiten your teeth to have a healthy smile. Learn how simple oral hygiene can be!

  • Season 5 Tip: Healthy Teeth

    Give your smile a boost with one of your favorite indulgences: chocolate! Tune in for more healthy doses of fun with a brand-new season on September 9!

  • Simple Solutions for Whiter Teeth

    It's not just wrinkles that can make you look older: Your smile can age you, too! Whether you have days or months to whiten your teeth, dentist Jonathan Levine shows you how to boost your mouth's health and brighten your smile. Read more about ...

  • 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Silver Fillings

    If you have silver fillings, they probably contain the highly toxic element mercury. Dr. Oz reveals three simple ways you can protect yourself from mercury toxicity without having your fillings removed.   Watch to learn about the dangers of ...