Recent Medical Articles

A man smiles as he holds a string of floss up to his teeth with both hands against a white background, man, man flossing, flossing, male, male flossing, dental floss, dental hygiene, oral, oral hygiene, white teeth, teeth, tooth, white background, white T-shirt, smiling, smile, oral health, dental health, tooth care
Hannah Stephens

Do I Really Need to Floss?

So, what does flossing do, and do you really need to do it? Here’s how often you need to clean between your teeth.

An extreme closeup of the lower face of what appears to be a woman with her mouth open and tongue sticking out uses a tongue scraper oral hygiene instrument, tongue scraper, tongue, human tongue, oral hygiene, dental hygiene, dental, oral, medical, hygiene, woman, pink tongue, scraper, dental instrument
Lee Soren

Do I Need to Scrape my Tongue?

You can keep your tongue clean and fresh through a process known as tongue scraping. Here’s why you may want to incorporate this lesser-known aspect of dental hygiene into your daily routine.

A photorealistic graphic shows the lower jaw of a human with the gums and teeth visible and a demonstrating how a dental implant is screwed into the jaw bone and a tooth attached on top of the anchor, dental implants, dental, implants, medical procedure, dental procedure, dental surgery, oral surgery, surgery, oral, dental, dentist, oral surgeon, dental surgeon, lower jaw, human mouth, graphic, teeth, tooth, jaw, white teeth, gums, pink gums, screw, anchor, fake tooth, cosmetic tooth, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic procedure, cosmetic, medical
Shelley Frost

Are Dental Implants a Catch-All Solution for Tooth Loss?

Dental implants offer a tooth replacement option if you're dealing with tooth loss — but they’re not right for everyone. Here’s what to know before making a cosmetic dental appointment.

A dentist wearing blue rubber gloves uses a medical instrument to apply a fluoride treatment to the teeth of a female patient who is seated in the dentist chair with her head reclined and mouth open and wearing protective eyewear, dentist, doctor, blue rubber gloves, rubber gloves, gloves, medical instrument, fluoride, fluoride treatment, medical procedure, dental procedure, dental health, oral health, dental, oral, dentist office, protective eyewear, protective goggles, protective glasses, glasses, goggles, eyewear, woman, female, female patient, female dental patient
Shelley Frost

What Is a Fluoride Treatment, And Do I Need One?

Regular dental checkups are essential for keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, but knowing which dental services are necessary can be tricky. Here's what to know when your dentist offers you fluoride treatments.

A dentist wearing blue rubber gloves uses a medical instrument to attach a dental veneer to the tooth of a female patient reclined in the dentist chair with her mouth open, blue gloves, blue rubber gloves, rubber gloves, gloves, dentist, dental, oral, doctor, medical, teeth, tooth, dental veneers, veneers, female patient, patient, female, open mouth, dental implants, implants
Shelley Frost

Pros and Cons of Veneers

Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry option that can cover up many imperfections on your teeth. Comparing the pros and cons of veneers can help you decide if they'll work for you.

An ostensibly female dentist explains something to the dental patient who is seated in the dentist char smiling among your standard dentist office equipment, dentist, dental, dentist office, dental patient, smiling, teeth, tooth, smile, dental chair, female dentist, female patient, patient
Shelley Frost

Why Is My Dentist Upselling Me?

“Would you be interested in a fluoride treatment today?” If this sounds like something your dentist has said, you may be frustrated at their attempt to “upsell” you during your appointment.

An X ray image of a human mouth shows wisdom teeth highlighted in red against the black and white backdrop to indicate inflammation and the need to be removed, wisdom teeth, teeth, tooth, jaw, mouth, human mouth, inflammation, pain, red, medical, oral
Kaia Koglin

Do You Need to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Before you go rushing to make an appointment for oral surgery, you should know that wisdom teeth removal isn’t always necessary.  This is what you need to know.

A closeup of a woman's toothy smile is shown in the background while in the foreground is a dentist office display of more than a dozen model teeth of varying shades of white for the purpose of matching the teeth of the patient, teeth, white teeth, teeth whitening, whitening teeth, professional teeth whitening, whitening, woman's smile, woman's mouth, woman's teeth, smile, mouth, lips, display, dentist office, model
Bridget Coila

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt Your Enamel?

Questions about the safety and efficacy of teeth whitening might leave you wondering whether to invest in polishing up your smile, but in general, the procedure is considered safe for enamel.


Get the number of a local pro sent to your phone.
Please select a category.
Step 1/2

Elocal Editorial Content is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Editorial Content should not be used as a substitute for advice from a licensed professional in your state reviewing your issue. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the eLocal Editorial Team and other third-party content providers do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of eLocal or its affiliate companies. Use of eLocal Editorial Content is subject to the

Website Terms and Conditions.

The eLocal Editorial Team operates independently of eLocal USA's marketing and sales decisions.

Click to Call A ProQuick, easy, and commitment-free connection. Call now! (888) 284-6285