Unless you've just eaten a blue raspberry Jolly Rancher, your tongue has a pretty steady appearance: Pink, with a thin whitish coating, and devoid of any cracks or ulcerations. In a healthy tongue, you may also see tiny bumps on top of it that make it look rough—those are known …Read More »
People Are Drinking Pineapple Juice Before Wisdom Teeth Surgery to Prevent Swelling—But Is it Legit?
Wisdom teeth removal surgery isn't exactly a picnic, but it's something plenty of people go through. The American Dental Association lists off a slew of reasons why you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed, including struggling with pain, an infection, damage to your neighboring teeth, cysts, and more. …Read More »
A Dental Student on TikTok Says She Knows if Someone Is Pregnant by Looking in Their Mouth-Is This Possible?
TikTok is filled with weird factoids from doctors, nurses, and med school students about stuff you weren't even aware you needed to know. And now, there's a new one, courtesy of a dental student. TikTok user and fourth-year dental student Sukhmani (@thatdentalgal_) said in a video that's gone viral that …Read More »
TikTok is full of cautionary tales—like the woman who claimed that pregnancy made her teeth decay and break off, or the woman who's had to get her labia cut open 26 times because of Bartholin's cysts. Now, there's a new one, and it has to do with what you should …Read More »
TikTok is full of stuff you never knew you needed to know—like curling your hair with a bathrobe sash or getting rid of stubborn acne with hydrocolloid bandages. Now, TikTokkers are revealing that your dentist may know more about your sexual health than you may expect. According to a new …Read More »
This article is part of Health's series, Misdiagnosed, featuring stories from real women who have had their medical symptoms dismissed or wrongly diagnosed. Everything started in June 2017. I was a 27-year-old competitive aerialist living in Los Angeles and working at a tech company. My ultimate goal was to start my own dance …Read More »
Social media has a weird way of making you feel insecure about things you didn't even know you should be concerned with—and currently, it's been focusing on your jawline. The popular social media app TikTok is flooded right now with people who claim that a tiny device you can repeatedly …Read More »
TikTok Users Are Super-Gluing Their Teeth—And Dentists Are Freaking Out Over This Dangerous Trend
Just when you thought TikTok trends couldn't get any more wild, there's a new one that might top all the others: People are using adhesives like nail glue and super glue to glue plastic vampire fangs to their actual teeth—and to no surprise, they then find themselves struggling to remove …Read More »
This Colgate Smart Toothbrush Changed the Way I Take Care of My Teeth—and It's on Sale For $60 Right Now
For as long as I can remember, brushing my teeth has always felt like a chore. In fact, I've often dreaded having to get myself up off my cozy couch or bed where I was lounging to practice a nighttime routine. It's safe to say I never expected to get …Read More »
The TikTok hacks are at it again, this time with questionable teeth whitening methods. A TikToker by the name of @clauds244, who likes to share her own brand of wellness advice on the platform, created a video of herself putting 3% hydrogen peroxide on cotton swabs and then running the …Read More »