Pearly whites: brush for at least four minutes a day – two in the morning, two in the evening. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty
Five ways to get whiter teeth
  • Beauty
  • September 9, 2019, 09:02

Get your five a day Despite their red colouring, strawberries can be a natural teeth whitener. A study from the Padjadjaran Journal of Dentistry foun(...)

New evidence that infectious bacteria drive Alzheimer’s progression could potentially transform current thinking. Photograph: iStock

A common gum disease bug plays a “central role” in the development of Alzheimer’s, scientists claim. The new evidence that infectious bacteria drive (...)

The American Academy of Periodontology on Tuesday acknowledged that most of the current evidence on flossing fell short because researchers had not been able to include enough participants or ‘examine gum health over a significant amount of time’.  Photograph: Getty Images

For decades health authorities and dentists have insisted that daily flossing is necessary to prevent cavities and gums so diseased that your teeth fa(...)

Half of  Irish 12-year-olds and 75% of  15-year-olds have some decay in their permanent teeth

A sugar tax will not provide “a miraculous quick fix” for high levels of tooth decay among Irish children, the Irish Dental Association has said. Th(...)