Periodontal disease refers to more than one disease. It's a large collection of diseases involving your gums and the bones inside your mouth.
If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.
Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
A revolution in dentistry is spawning new devices and products, from laser "drills" to high-tech toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Most children should begin regular dental care by the time they turn 1 year old.
Detailed information on dental implants, including types and potential risks
Whether you are a child or an adult, your orthodontist will want you to use a retainer after your braces are removed.