We've all heard of "wisdom teeth." But what are they, exactly? Why do we have them, and why do they have such a funny name?
This chemical compound, also called "sodium fluoride," helps strengthen your bones and teeth. It's found in your teeth's hard outer layer (called the "enamel"). Throughout your life, your body uses fluoride to repair your teeth's enamel. Fluoride helps prevent cavities.
If you aren't happy with with the color of your teeth, you may want to try teeth whitening. We also call it "bleaching." You can have your teeth whitened by a dentist. You can also do it at home. Professional whitening is the safest method, and will often give you the best results. But home kits can give good results, too.
We all know proper brushing and flossing promotes good oral health. But did you know what you eat and drink can be as important to your teeth as your oral care routine? Unhealthy foods and drinks raise your risk for tooth decay. So let's learn about good dietary choices, and some things you should avoid.