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...
What is a dental bone graft and why would anyone need one? Bones in our jaws are essential to our teeth. Teeth are supported by bones, and at the same time, the bones that support teeth need the teeth to survive. When teeth fall out or are pulled, the bone that...
For good oral health, you should be seeing the dentist regularly, every six months for checkups. Many people believe that they are actually saving money by not visiting their friendly dentist. Why should they visit if they have no particular problem with their teeth? The truth is that routine...
  The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing the dentist at the age of one year, or no later than six months after their first tooth has come in. This may seem surprisingly young to parents, but as soon as a baby gets their first tooth,...

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