A swollen uvula can make it difficult to eat or swallow. Here are the characteristics of this condition, how to treat it, and how to recognize when it's an emergency.
Dental plaque is made of bacteria living in a biofilm. Eating sugar increases the number of acid-producing bacteria in the plaque and can cause tooth decay.
Learn how chronic dry mouth is related to cavities, why saliva is critical to a healthy mouth, and how to remedy the symptoms associated with a chronic dry mouth.
what we often forget is that the mouth is made up of many different components - aside from our teeth. All of these components, if neglected, can develop various issues over time. A good example of which would be linea alba (cheek). It is the white line people often find inside their cheeks...
Learn about the different types of dentures, including complete and partial removable denture fixtures, overdentures, implant-retained dentures, and mini-dental implants.
Those who fear dental procedures often have irrational fears that come to their mind. Bleeding to death from a pulled tooth is a common fear for many. Can this really happen? what are the odds?
Broken or lost retainer? Afraid of the high cost of a replacement? A mail-order service can offer the same quality for less money than you would pay at the orthodontist.
Learn how much sugar and acid common drinks contain, how to minimize the damage from these drinks, what causes cavities to form, and how prevalent tooth decay really is.
Wisdom teeth can be a pain—literally! Especially if they're impacted or have cavities. Here are a few effective ways I've discovered to stop the pain until you can get to the dentist for treatment.
Most tongue problems are harmless and resolve on their own. However, some may indicate a serious medical condition. Learn about the causes and symptoms of six common tongue problems.
In this article, I review the most popular toothpastes for sensitive teeth. This article provides side-by-side comparisons of Sensodine, Pronamel, Colgate, Crest, and Squigle.
Living with a palate expander can be difficult. But with a little patience you can make it through the process and end up with a beautiful smile!
Dentures sound great at first, but it's not all smooth sailing. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of getting false teeth.
Can you really cure cavities, or is it a big scam? Cut through the sensational internet stories and learn the truth about curing cavities.
Find out what the white bumps in your throat are, how to get rid of them, and see some pictures of what they look like and how they compare to tonsillitis.
Find out how to prevent fever blisters and cold sores so that you never have to experience an outbreak again. Knowing what triggers an outbreak is the first step in preventing them.
Xylitol is sweeter than ordinary sugar, is safe for diabetics, and is naturally 5-6 times more effective at cavity prevention than fluoride. Find out more!
Breaking a tooth can be a startling and painful experience. What are the causes? Could it have been prevented? What are the treatment options?
Keeping your gums healthy is more important than most realize. Gum disease has been linked to heart attacks. Here are ten foods that can keep your gums healthy and your teeth strong!
The mouth is one of the fastest places in the body to heal. If you've bitten your tongue, lip, or inner cheek, here's what to do to get your mouth feeling better—fast.