Why does my tongue hurt? Oct. 15th 2017
Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options.
Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention Sep. 29th 2017
Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums.
Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment Sep. 22nd 2017
What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated?
Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief Sep. 19th 2017
Wisdom teeth often emerge in early adulthood and can cause a lot of pain as they push through the gums. We look at seven tips to relieve the pain.
Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay? Sep. 13th 2017
While human host genes may influence oral microbiome composition, it is unlikely that they control the bacteria that promote tooth decay, says a new study.
Four effective gingivitis home remedies Sep. 06th 2017
Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis.
Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits Sep. 04th 2017
A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'.
What is a dead tooth? Symptoms, causes, and treatment Aug. 23rd 2017
A dead tooth is one that no longer receives any blood flow. It is caused by either decay or injury. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.
Yellow nail syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment Aug. 23rd 2017
Yellow nail syndrome is a complex, potentially painful disorder. In this article, learn about the potential causes and risk factors.
Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation Aug. 16th 2017
Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.
Could a green tea extract help to treat tooth sensitivity? Aug. 06th 2017
Using a green tea compound, researchers develop a new material that protects patients with sensitive teeth and damaged dentin against cavities.
Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment Aug. 02nd 2017
What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth.
Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer Aug. 01st 2017
A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer.
Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds Jul. 17th 2017
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.
Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment Jul. 02nd 2017
Dry socket is a complication which may occur after having a tooth extracted. Learn how it is diagnosed, how to manage symptoms, and how to prevent it.
Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay Jun. 22nd 2017
Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...
Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms Jun. 19th 2017
What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.
Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures Jun. 16th 2017
Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls...
Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals Jun. 14th 2017
While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time.
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women Jun. 14th 2017
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women.