What you should know about strawberry tongue Feb. 12th 2018
A look at strawberry tongue, a condition that makes the tongue swollen and bumpy. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and complications.
What is a bifid uvula? Feb. 11th 2018
A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvula.
Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose Feb. 01st 2018
Good oral health can benefit people with type 2 diabetes by significantly improving their blood glucose levels, a new study suggests.
Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia Jan. 31st 2018
Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes.
What to know about swollen taste buds Jan. 22nd 2018
A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook.
Could Botox stop teeth grinding? Jan. 19th 2018
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism.
How gum disease could lead to cancer Jan. 18th 2018
How well do you look after your oral health? New research has now linked the bacteria responsible for gum disease with certain types of cancer.
What causes pericoronitis? Jan. 09th 2018
A look at pericoronitis, a condition where the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly. Included is detail on causes and diagnosis.
Scalloped tongue: What you need to know Dec. 25th 2017
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor.
How to treat a toothache at home Dec. 14th 2017
In this article, we examine a number of home remedies for relieving the pain of a toothache. We also look at when someone should see a dentist.
Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know Dec. 10th 2017
Lie bumps or transient lingual papillitis refers to small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. Learn more.
All you need to know about xanthan gum Dec. 08th 2017
A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits.
Mouth bacteria linked to esophageal cancer Dec. 01st 2017
New research reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to higher risk of developing esophageal cancer and some are linked to lower risk.
What you should know about hairy tongue Nov. 30th 2017
In this article we look at hairy tongue, a condition resulting in a discolored and furry appearance of the tongue, as well as prevention and treatments.
Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes? Nov. 28th 2017
It might help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay, but a surprising new study suggests that mouthwash could also increase the risk of diabetes.
Why is my tongue tingling? Nov. 28th 2017
We look at a range of causes for a tingling tongue, including dental injuries, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and allergies. Learn more.
Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment Nov. 22nd 2017
Learn about the causes of blood blisters in the mouth, including injury, oral herpes, stress, and oral cancer. How are blood blisters treated?
All you need to know about angular cheilitis Nov. 17th 2017
A look at angular cheilitis, a condition where pain occurs in the corners of the mouth. Included is detail on risk factors, complications, and diagnosis.
What is burning mouth syndrome? Nov. 15th 2017
Burning mouth syndrome causes a painful burning sensation on the tongue or in the mouth. Learn more about the potential causes in this article.
What you should know about yellow tongue Nov. 15th 2017
A look at yellow tongue, a condition resulting in a yellow coating on the surface of the tongue. Included is detail on who is at risk and complications.