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Health News - Dentistry

Are there natural ways to prevent cavities?
Many home remedies can prevent cavities or stop them at a very early stage. Find out more about causes, preventive strategies, and when to see a dentist. (Medical News Today)

Is clove oil effective for toothache?
In this article, we look at the evidence for clove oil as a treatment for toothache, and investigate whether it has any possible side effects. (Medical News Today)

Why do I have a bitter taste in my mouth?
A bitter taste can have many causes, including pregnancy, acid reflux, and dry mouth. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and how to get rid of the taste. (Medical News Today)

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth
A look at how to get rid of yellow teeth using home remedies. Included is detail on why teeth go yellow in the first place and reducing discoloration. (Medical News Today)

What is periodontal surgery?
Learn all about gum surgery, including the conditions it is used for and the different types that are available. We also look at preparation and recovery times. (Medical News Today)

Why you should avoid sipping your drinks
Researchers reveal that how we consume dietary acids, such as fruit juices and soda, can have a significant impact on our risk of tooth erosion. (Medical News Today)

Skip the guilt: Red wine could protect your oral health
If you're scared that your nightly glass of red wine will eventually cause your teeth to rot, that's a worry that you can dispel right now. A new study from Spain suggests that red wine compounds may actually do your oral health a world of good. (Medical News Today)

How long will pain last after root canal?
A look at pain after a root canal, a common complaint that can last for some time. Included is detail on when to get help and managing root canal pain. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about strawberry tongue
A look at strawberry tongue, a condition that makes the tongue swollen and bumpy. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and complications. (Medical News Today)

What is a bifid uvula?
A look at bifid uvula, a condition affecting the palate of the mouth. Included is detail on complications of the condition and outlook for a bifid uvula. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose
Good oral health can benefit people with type 2 diabetes by significantly improving their blood glucose levels, a new study suggests. (Medical News Today)

Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia
Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes. (Medical News Today)

What to know about swollen taste buds
A look at swollen taste buds, a condition where the taste buds become irritated and red. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and the outlook. (Medical News Today)

Could Botox stop teeth grinding?
If, like me, you grind your teeth when you sleep, you might be interested in this study. It claims that Botox could help to treat bruxism. (Medical News Today)

How gum disease could lead to cancer
How well do you look after your oral health? New research has now linked the bacteria responsible for gum disease with certain types of cancer. (Medical News Today)

What causes pericoronitis?
A look at pericoronitis, a condition where the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly. Included is detail on causes and diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

Scalloped tongue: What you need to know
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a toothache at home
In this article, we examine a number of home remedies for relieving the pain of a toothache. We also look at when someone should see a dentist. (Medical News Today)

Lie bumps (transient lingual papillitis): What to know
Lie bumps or transient lingual papillitis refers to small red or white bumps that occur on the tongue and cause discomfort. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

All you need to know about xanthan gum
A look at xanthan gum, a food thickener with numerous health benefits. Included is detail on the potential risks of using it, along with the benefits. (Medical News Today)

Mouth bacteria linked to esophageal cancer
New research reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to higher risk of developing esophageal cancer and some are linked to lower risk. (Medical News Today)

What you should know about hairy tongue
In this article we look at hairy tongue, a condition resulting in a discolored and furry appearance of the tongue, as well as prevention and treatments. (Medical News Today)

Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes?
It might help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay, but a surprising new study suggests that mouthwash could also increase the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Why is my tongue tingling?
We look at a range of causes for a tingling tongue, including dental injuries, migraine, multiple sclerosis, and allergies. Learn more. (Medical News Today)

Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment
Learn about the causes of blood blisters in the mouth, including injury, oral herpes, stress, and oral cancer. How are blood blisters treated? (Medical News Today)

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