Dentistry involves the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disorders of the mouth, teeth, gums, and adjacent areas. The diseases and issues that are treated by dentists are gum disease and tooth decay (dental caries), root canals, extractions, and teeth restoration, among many others. Find out more about dentistry and how it can improve the health of your mouth.
When to Get Dental X-Rays
Dental X-rays of your teeth, gums, jaw, and other structures are important to oral health. Find out when you need them.
WebMD's guide to dental recontouring or reshaping to change a tooth's length, shape, or surface.
Dental Health Resources
Learn where to go for help if you have a dental problem.
Your Oral Health Care Plan
Good oral health involves more than just brushing and flossing your teeth. WebMD tells you how to make an oral health plan.
Never Fear, the Dentist Is Here
For a variety of reasons -- from fear of the unknown to fear of drills or past trauma -- many children dread a visit to the dentist. Researchers from Scotland set out to determine what makes a child panic when faced with, in some kids' opinion, the evil incarnation of the tooth fairy.
Dental problem? You don't have to be MacGyver to save a lost filling or replace a crown.
Open Wide and Relax -- Really!
From movies to massages -- pampering at the dentist's office is becoming more popular.
Healthy Teeth Hints
Don't believe everything you hear about what is good or bad for your pearly whites.
Slideshows & Images
Cosmetic Dentistry -- Before-and-After Pictures
Want to improve your smile? See what braces, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, gum reshaping -- or even a complete dental makeover -- can do for your smile.
Recognize This Celebrity Smile
Can you recognize these celebrity smiles? See photos of some Hollywood smiles. See who's behind these famous grins and why they're so appealing.