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Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 18:26 GMT

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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 article, we look at the symptoms and treatments for RA in the jaw. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bad smell in the nose?
Causes of a bad smell in the nose include sinusitis, mouth or tooth infections, and certain foods and drinks. Learn more about what might cause a bad smell in the nose, and what to do about it, here. (Medical News Today)

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 other cases, it may signal a medical condition. Learn about causes of jaw tightness and ways to relieve the tension here. (Medical News Today)

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 cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

What to know about antibiotics and tooth infections
Antibiotics may be an effective treatment option for a tooth infection. There are many different types of antibiotic and many other potential remedies. Learn more about using antibiotics for a tooth infection here. (Medical News Today)

Undetected diabetes may double risk of heart attack, periodontitis
New research finds a link between undetected blood sugar disorders and a heightened risk of myocardial infarction — or heart attack — and periodontitis. (Medical News Today)

What STDs can you get from oral sex?
There are many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that people can get as a result of having oral sex, including gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Learn about how people can transmit STDs orally, the symptoms they cause, and the available treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Stroke study finds mouth bacteria in brain clots
Using DNA evidence, scientists have shown that brain clot samples from people who have had ischemic stroke often contain mouth bacteria. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of keto breath
A ketogenic diet involves eating large amounts of healthful fats and proteins. A common side effect of this diet is bad breath. Find out how to treat and reduce keto breath with home remedies here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about gargling with salt water
Salt water gargles are a cheap, easy, and natural alternative to medicated mouthwashes. Gargling with salt water can help clean the mouth and ease symptoms of sore throats, mouth sores, allergies, and dental procedures. Learn more about salt water gargles here. (Medical News Today)

Possible causes of facial pain
Common causes of facial pain include headaches and injuries. However, facial pain can also result from dental problems, infections, and nerve disorders. People who experience severe, recurring, or persistent facial pain should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of neem?
Neem comes from the Indian lilac tree. It is available as an oil or extract. In this article, learn about the uses and benefits of neem, as well as some safety considerations. (Medical News Today)

How whitening strips can damage your teeth
Many people use whitening strips and other bleaching products to make their teeth whiter. However, these often contain a damaging substance. (Medical News Today)

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 infections, burns or other injuries, and ulcers. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, pictures, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tooth cavities
Tooth cavities can occur when there is a buildup of plaque on the teeth. People can prevent cavities by practicing good oral hygiene. Learn more about tooth cavities, including their possible symptoms, here. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of tonsil stones
Tonsil stones occur when bacteria, food, and other debris collect in the folds of the tonsils. In this article, learn how to remove tonsil stones at home. (Medical News Today)

Study links severe gum disease to raised dementia risk
Another study has linked chronic periodontitis to higher dementia risk. However, it is the first to show that the link is independent of lifestyle factors. (Medical News Today)

What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. This can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental problems. In this article, we explore the symptoms and complications, and we discuss ways to relieve PsA jaw pain at home and with medical treatment. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies for sensitive teeth
Tooth sensitivity is common and typically results from worn enamel. Research suggests that some home remedies can help reduce tooth sensitivity and pain. Learn more about these home remedies and how to prevent tooth sensitivity here. (Medical News Today)

What to do for healthy teeth and gums
The best practices for healthy teeth and gums include regular brushing, flossing, and avoiding certain types of food and beverage. Learn more about what to do for healthy teeth and gums here. (Medical News Today)

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 tooth. It can be very painful, but some home remedies can ease symptoms until a person can see their dentist. (Medical News Today)

Mouth sores: Everything you need to know
Mouth sores are a common complaint, and they can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation, hormonal changes, and infection. Learn about the causes and treatment of mouth sores here. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of baking soda and lemon juice
Mixing baking soda with lemon juice has become a popular home remedy for treating several conditions. Here, we examine the scientific evidence for whether this combination can improve the skin, treat heartburn and indigestion, and whiten teeth. (Medical News Today)

Can mouthwash raise your blood pressure?
New research suggests that a substance commonly found in mouthwash destroys oral bacteria that help maintain normal blood pressure. (Medical News Today)

How to stop gums from bleeding
People can usually treat minor gum bleeding at home using good oral hygiene and natural remedies. In this article, we look at 12 ways to stop gums from bleeding, prevent it developing in the future, and promote overall oral health. (Medical News Today)

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