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Oral Habits
Can You Learn to Stop Nibbling Your Nails?
Believe it or not, you can nail your nibbling habit—and the sooner, the better. Experts have linked nail-biting to bruxism, or the grinding or clenching of teeth.
Five Habits for Healthy Teeth
Having a healthy mouth and bright smile isn’t a matter of luck—it’s a matter of habit. Many common dental problems can be prevented with good daily oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and a healthy lifestyle.
Piercing Risks Oral Health
Piercing the tongue with studs and barbells has become a popular fashion statement. But this type of oral jewelry can cause serious medical and dental consequences.
Just Say No: How Drugs Harm Your Dental Health
Researchers are finding that illegal substances such as marijuana and methamphetamine may also affect your dental health. Here’s a look at how these drugs can wreak havoc on your mouth.
Marijuana May Increase Gum Disease
Frequent use of marijuana may triple the risk of severe gum disease, a study suggests. Tobacco already was known to raise the risk of periodontal disease.
Dental Grills: An Unhealthy Accessory?
Teeth are important to how people look, so it’s not surprising that many people—including some celebrities—dress up their smiles with grills.
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