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Home remedies: The bad breath battle

There are many causes of bad breath, also called halitosis.


Everything is Copy: All I ever wanted for Christmas

I was a small, angular kid. I didn’t think much about my body; when I considered my appearance, I focused on the two front teeth that dominated my face, my …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.

Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort

The growing population of black bears in the United States has scientists sorting through thousands more teeth to get a handle on the health of America’s bruins.


The downside to drinking flavored water: It can be bad for your teeth

Hydration is great. But the problem is that these drinks’ flavor essences, mostly citric and other fruit acids, cause significant tooth erosion


House Call: Taking care of your teeth is important to your health

Aside from the obvious social and functional aspects of having an attractive-looking mouth, healthy teeth and gums are linked to better overall health. It’s hard to get good nutrition if …


Your imported teeth are a battlefield as Trump takes on trade

To get a feel for what’s at stake in the U.S. trade debate, run your tongue over your molars. Implants, crowns and bridges made in places like China and Mexico …


Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

The federal government has recommended flossing since 1979, first in a surgeon general’s report and later in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued every five years. The guidelines must be …


Financial decay: Dental care can threaten retirement budget’s bottom line

People approaching retirement don’t always think about dental care costs adding to the bottom line of living expenses, and it’s a common misconception that basic Medicare covers regular trips to …


New program helps get emergency dental care to low-income adults

The DENT program helps low-income adults see dentists for emergency treatment. Meagan Daniels, a Spokane Falls Community College student, credits the program for saving a broken tooth that became infected.


Dental care gap problem for adults

Health officials have made strides in getting low-income kids in Spokane County to the dentist, but regular dental care remains beyond the reach of many adults. More than 30 percent …


Tooth in fiction

If you’ve ever tried to get a 2-year-old to brush her teeth or a 4-year-old to climb into a dentist’s chair, here’s a story for you. Or your problem child. …


Dentures’ future in fast decay

WASHINGTON – As long as there are hockey players, there will be niche markets for false teeth. But the real news about the future of dentures is that there isn’t …