Seven causes of a green tongue Apr. 12th 2018
It is common to have a green tongue after eating or drinking something containing green food coloring, but an unexplained green tongue can indicate an underlying health concern. In this article, we look at infections and other conditions that cause a green coating or discoloration. We also look at the treatment options
What to do about brown spots on your teeth Apr. 12th 2018
Brown spots can form anywhere on the teeth, including between teeth or on the tooth surface. These brown or yellowish stains can result from dental procedures, but they more commonly indicate cavities or a buildup of plaque. Here, learn about the many causes, and potential ways to remove these stubborn stains.
What causes black gums? Apr. 11th 2018
The gums come in many natural colors, including red, pink, brown, and black. However, changes in gum color can indicate an underlying health problem. In this article, learn about what causes black gums, including smoking, gingivitis, Addison’s disease, and amalgam tattoos. We also look at treatment and prevention.
Why do my gums look white? Apr. 10th 2018
White spots on the gums have many causes. These include mild conditions such as mouth ulcers but could also be a sign of more severe conditions, which could potentially include cancer. White spots on the gums may cause pain or other symptoms Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about white spots on the gums here.
Can a cavity cause a bad taste in the mouth? Apr. 09th 2018
What to do when a bad taste lingers? Many issues can cause this, from poor oral hygiene to neurological conditions. The taste may also vary, from bitter or foul to metallic, salty, or sweet. In this article, we explore a range of common causes and treatments. Learn to deal with a lasting bad taste in the mouth here.
Four causes of an orange tongue Apr. 06th 2018
Looking in a mirror and seeing that the tongue has turned orange may be alarming, especially when a person has eaten nothing containing food coloring recently. In this article, learn what causes an orange tongue, including infections, medications, and beta carotene. We also describe what other colors may indicate.
Six reasons your breath might smell like poop Apr. 04th 2018
Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor.
What are the soft food and mechanical soft food diets? Mar. 26th 2018
There are many reasons why someone may need to go on a soft food diet. Reasons might include surgery, cancer, difficulty swallowing, or dental problems. The diet should consist of a variety of foods that can be mashed or pureed. Read on find out which types of food to include, and tips for following this diet.
What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction? Mar. 24th 2018
People are advised to eat soft or liquid foods after having a wisdom tooth removed. Learn about the best foods to eat after having this type of surgey, including soups, smoothies, and mashed vegetables. We also look at foods to avoid, other recovery self-care tips, and possible complications, such as dry socket.
Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health Mar. 23rd 2018
Midlife tooth loss is tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, a study finds.
This tooth-mounted sensor helps you watch what you eat Mar. 23rd 2018
A tiny sensor that can be attached to your teeth may soon be able to track exactly what you are eating and when you are eating it.
Are there natural ways to prevent cavities? Mar. 20th 2018
Many home remedies can prevent cavities or stop them at a very early stage. Find out more about causes, preventive strategies, and when to see a dentist.
Is clove oil effective for toothache? Mar. 19th 2018
In this article, we look at the evidence for clove oil as a treatment for toothache, and investigate whether it has any possible side effects.
Why do I have a bitter taste in my mouth? Mar. 11th 2018
A bitter taste can have many causes, including pregnancy, acid reflux, and dry mouth. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of the taste.
Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth Mar. 10th 2018
A look at how to get rid of yellow teeth using home remedies. Included is detail on why teeth go yellow in the first place and reducing discoloration.
What is periodontal surgery? Mar. 10th 2018
Learn all about gum surgery, including the conditions it is used for and the different types that are available. We also look at preparation and recovery times.
Why you should avoid sipping your drinks Feb. 26th 2018
Researchers reveal that how we consume dietary acids, such as fruit juices and soda, can have a significant impact on our risk of tooth erosion.
Skip the guilt: Red wine could protect your oral health Feb. 25th 2018
If you're scared that your nightly glass of red wine will eventually cause your teeth to rot, that's a worry that you can dispel right now. A new study from Spain suggests that red wine compounds may actually do your oral health a world of good.
How long will pain last after root canal? Feb. 20th 2018
A look at pain after a root canal, a common complaint that can last for some time. Included is detail on when to get help and managing root canal pain.
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.