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What to know about tooth cavities

Tooth cavities can occur when there is a buildup of plaque on the teeth. People can prevent ca...
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How to get rid of tonsil stones

Tonsil stones occur when bacteria, food, and other debris collect in the folds of the tonsils....
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Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk

Another study has linked chronic periodontitis to higher dementia risk. However, it is the fir...
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What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause ...
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Home remedies for sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity is common and typically results from worn enamel. Research suggests that som...
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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding...
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How to get fast relief from dry socket

Dry socket occurs when a blood clot falls out of the extraction site of a recently pulled toot...
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Mouth sores: Everything you need to know

Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irr...
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Health benefits of baking soda and lemon juice

Mixing baking soda with lemon juice has become a popular home remedy for treating several cond...
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Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?

New research suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys oral bacteria that...
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How to stop gums from bleeding

People can usually treat minor gum bleeding at home using good oral hygiene and natural re...
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How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

The common oral bacterium F. nucleatum hastens the aggressiveness of colorectal cancer by prom...
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The unexpected dangers of gum disease

According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrel...
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What to know about salivary stones

Stones can sometimes form in the salivary glands of the mouth. If a stone becomes large enough...
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Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation i...
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What can cause gum pain?

There are many possible causes of gum pain, including gum disease, mouth injuries, infections,...
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Removing plaque and tartar from teeth

The buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disea...
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Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could h...
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How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer’s

Researchers find that an oral bacterium usually linked to gum disease also plays a role in Alz...
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Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

Some tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal. In this article, we look at the reasons why ...
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Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals

According to a recent study, flossing is just one common behavior that could put people at ris...
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Side effects of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a popular natural remedy for a variety of health issues. However, regul...
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What are the health benefits of xylitol?

Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive swee...
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Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to

Hydrogen peroxide has many antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it is a staple in many...
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What happens when you remove fluoride from tap water?

Twelve years ago, Juneau, AK, stopped adding fluoride to community water sources. A newly publ...
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Causes of mouth sores in people with HIV

People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing mouth sores. Possible causes include v...
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What are the benefits of licorice root?

Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing too...
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Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil

Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Le...
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What to do to keep gums healthy

Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of ...
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Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis

Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores...
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