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 Dry heat in our homes causes the humidity levels indoors to drop dramatically, and this can lead to dry skin, and dry lips. The skin on your lips is very thin, which is why it dries so quickly and shows such dramatic effects, usually much more quickly and often...
Bad breath is caused by bacteria that form when food particles are left behind in or between your teeth. In order to permanently eliminate bad breath, the bacteria must be eliminated. Mouthwashes and breath mints only get rid of bad breath temporarily. While it is important to remember that,...
Dental cavities are decayed areas in the surface of a tooth. When a cavity begins to develop, you may not be aware of it. As the cavity continues to develop and enlarges, symptoms may appear to alert you to the fact that something is wrong. Having a cavity repaired...
Many people don't like to floss, but the problem might be that they are using the wrong type of floss. Choosing the right floss can eliminate many of the problems that people encounter while flossing, and make flossing much easier and more pleasant. Incorrectly flossing does not do your...

Tongue Discoloration

When food isn't responsible for the strange color of your tongue, it could indicate a serious problem. White tongue A white tongue can be sign of a condition called leukoplakia. This is an excess of cell growth that is not actually dangerous, but sometimes it is a sign of cancer forming....
Canker sores are not as serious, but they can be very painful. Unfortunately, there is no cure for canker sores, but there are remedies to lessen the pain. Cold sores are a form of the herpes virus, and highly contagious. Canker sores are not contagious and are a simple wound,...
Many people pass off a little bleeding as having brushed their teeth too hard, using a toothbrush that’s too stiff or even being caused by something they ate, but bleeding gums are almost always a sign of gum disease. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you can still...
Some people grind their teeth in their sleep. When you are awake, you may keep your teeth clenched when you are feeling normal and relaxed. Bruxism can damage your teeth and cause headaches and jaw pain. People who have sleep bruxism are more likely to have sleep disorders like...
How does one go about selecting a dentist when you need a dental implant? It can be a harrowing task as the end result depends on making a good choice. This is one instance where being selective is imperative. The health and aesthetics of your mouth will be in the hands...
Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”? This refers to receding gums, a problem that tends to happen as we get older, but it can happen for other reasons besides the natural aging process. When the gums recede or pull back away from the teeth, bacteria...

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An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make...