Did you know your mouth harbors hundreds of different microorganisms? Find out which ones can cause trouble when you accidentally share saliva.
If you notice something different about your tongue, don’t ignore it. White, red, black or bumps? Those are all things that should be checked out by your doctor.
Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.
Saliva can mix with a substance in the salivary glands and calcify, creating a blockage that causes mouth pain and swelling in the glands. The good news is, an ENT specialist can help.
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Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Oral surgeon Michael Horan, MD, DDS, PhD, answers this question about our taste buds changing as we age.
Mouthguards are coverings worn over teeth and used to protect teeth from injury from a potential sports-related trauma. Professional athletes wear them and sports specialists recommend them for child athletes too.
Ever find yourself staring at all the colorful boxes of toothpaste on a store shelf wondering which one is best for you? Well, here are some tips to help you make better-informed toothpaste decisions. When you’re looking for a toothpaste, you’ll find they make various claims about cavity protection, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and … Read More
If you want great teeth, here are the 5 worst habits that you need to stop ASAP.
If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth — even for a short while — you know it can be very uncomfortable. A number of things can cause this problem, but certain medications, infections, dehydration, as well as cancer treatments are the most common causes. Some medications, radiation and chemotherapy can actually damage the salivary glands, leaving … Read More
It’s important not to ignore mouth sores because sometimes they can be serious problems, including oral cancer. Take note of these 7 signs.