Expert guide to dental care throughout your life

Dental professionals from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry are not only dentists and dental hygienists, but they’re also teachers and scientists conducting cutting-edge research. Here, they explain how to care for your teeth through life’s changes.

Am I too old for braces?
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Am I too old for braces?

By Ching-Chang Ko, DDS, PhD

If you’re well beyond your teen years, it’s worth knowing that braces have changed, and there are a lot more options today for straightening your teeth. An Ohio State orthodontist explains what to know if you’re an adult considering braces.

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Health issues a dentist can identify by looking in your mouth

There are clues in your mouth that can tell dentists that your body may be experiencing health problems elsewhere in the body. An Ohio State dentist explains how detecting these early warnings is part of a dentist’s education, and recommending follow-up care is important to help improve your quality of life — and sometimes even save your life.

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Healthy teeth: How to keep your smile ‘young’
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Healthy teeth: How to keep your smile ‘young’

By Matthew J. Messina, DDS

Practicing healthy dental habits doesn’t have to be tedious and complicated. In fact, keeping your teeth healthy and white — and looking and feeling young — can be done without any costly products or elaborate routines.

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What to know about dental health after receiving a cancer diagnosis

It’s important to ensure your dental health doesn’t suffer when you’re undergoing treatment for cancer. An Ohio State dental oncology expert explains.

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