Economic Pain Is Keeping Us Away from the Dentist

When times get tough, teeth just aren't on the top of the "take care of this now" list. And that's nothing to smile about. About half of Americans lack dental insurance, and 77% of those have postponed seeing a dentist because of the cost -- a choice that can have serious long-term health consequences.

Can new gel replace dentist's drill?

If you're putting off a trip to the dentist to avoid the dreaded drill, a new technique may eliminate your cavity without the need to open wide and...