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How does tooth enamel last a lifetime?

Enamel is the strongest tissue in the human body. A recent study finds that an imperfect alignmen...
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Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension

A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that there is a linear association betwe...
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Does poor oral health impact brain function?

Two new studies suggest that there is an association between stress related tooth problems an...
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The duration of dry socket

Dry socket can last up to 7 days. It can occur after tooth extraction and causes symptoms, i...
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Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening: What to know

Hydn peroxide is a common ingredient in many at-home and commercial teeth whitening solutions....
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Tooth extraction aftercare: A how-to guide

Caring for the mouth and empty socket after a tooth extraction is vital to prevent painful c...
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How to get rid of a toothache at night

A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine...
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What to know about gum boils

Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental ...
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What home remedies can help with bad breath?

Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see ...
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How to relieve gum pain fast

From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gu...
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Causes and treatments for bumps on the gums

Several conditions can cause a bump to form on the gums. These include canker sores, oral th...
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What to know about mouth sores from chemo

People can get temporary mouth sores from chemotherapy. Checking the mouth often helps early...
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What to do about swollen gums

Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depe...
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Can receding gums grow back? What to know

Once the gums recede, they cannot grow back. However, many dental treatments can help restor...
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Swollen gum around one tooth: What to know

Many different issues can cause a swollen gum around one tooth, including periodontal diseas...
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Everything you need to know about cheek biting

Accidental cheek biting is often due to dental issues, but chronic cheek biting is a body-focu...
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What to know about nitrous oxide

Effects of nitrous oxide include a feeling of euphoria that quickly fades. There may be some s...
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How can rheumatoid arthritis affect the jaw?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the jaw joint, causing tenderness and swelling. In this a...
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What causes a bad smell in the nose?

Causes of a bad smell in the nose include sinusitis, mouth or tooth infections, and certain f...
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Why do I have tight jaw muscles? Causes and relief

Tight jaw muscles often occur due to stress, anxiety, injury, or overusing the jaw joint. In o...
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Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk

A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver canc...
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What to know about antibiotics and tooth infections

Antibiotics may be an effective treatment option for a tooth infection. There are many differe...
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Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis

New research finds a link between undetected blood sugar disorders and a heightened risk of myoca...
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Stroke study finds mouth bacteria in brain clots

Using DNA evidence, scientists have shown that brain clot samples from people who have had is...
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How to get rid of keto breath

A ketogenic diet involves eating large amounts of healthful fats and proteins. A common side e...
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What to know about gargling with salt water

Salt water gargles are a cheap, easy, and natural alternative to medicated mouthwashes. Gargli...
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Possible causes of facial pain

Common causes of facial pain include headaches and injuries. However, facial pain can also res...
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What are the benefits of neem?

Neem comes from the Indian lilac tree. It is available as an oil or extract. In this article, ...
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How whitening strips can damage your teeth

Many people use whitening strips and other bleaching products to make their teeth whiter. Howe...
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What causes red spots on the roof of the mouth?

Many factors can cause red spots to appear on the roof of the mouth. These include oral infect...
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