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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 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)

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?
The common oral bacterium F. nucleatum hastens the aggressiveness of colorectal cancer by promoting the growth of cells that are already cancerous. (Medical News Today)

The unexpected dangers of gum disease
According to recent research, gum disease may increase the risk of a range of seemingly unrelated conditions, including cancer and dementia. (Medical News Today)

What to know about salivary stones
Stones can sometimes form in the salivary glands of the mouth. If a stone becomes large enough, it can block the gland, which can lead to pain and swelling. Salivary stones are rarely serious, and a person can often remove them at home. Learn how to get rid of them and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?
Injuries to the jaw may cause a break, fracture, or dislocation. Other causes of dislocation include dental procedures or yawning. Treatment may include surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause gum pain?
There are many possible causes of gum pain, including gum disease, mouth injuries, infections, abscesses, and ulcers. Without treatment, some causes of gum pain can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Removing plaque and tartar from teeth
The buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, several simple home remedies can help treat and prevent plaque and tartar. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?
New research investigates how changes in the bacterial population on a person's tongue could help identify the presence of pancreatic cancer. (Medical News Today)

How gum disease could lead to Alzheimer's
Researchers find that an oral bacterium usually linked to gum disease also plays a role in Alzheimer's. This finding has led to a new therapeutic approach. (Medical News Today)

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 this occurs, when to see a doctor, and treatments to help relieve tooth sensitivity. (Medical News Today)

Flossing could increase exposure to toxic chemicals
According to a recent study, flossing is just one common behavior that could put people at risk of exposure to certain chemicals linked to disease. (Medical News Today)

Side effects of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a popular natural remedy for a variety of health issues. However, regularly consuming undiluted vinegar or applying it directly to the skin can cause side effects in some people. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the health benefits of xylitol?
Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive sweetener for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight. Some research suggests that it may also have benefits for dental health and ear infections, as well as antioxidant properties. Learn more about xylitol here. (Medical News Today)

Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to
Hydrogen peroxide has many antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and it is a staple in many medicine cabinets. Learn about the benefits of gargling with hydrogen peroxide here. (Medical News Today)

What happens when you remove fluoride from tap water?
Twelve years ago, Juneau, AK, stopped adding fluoride to community water sources. A newly published study looks at how this has affected its inhabitants. (Medical News Today)

Diez remedios para las aftas
Este artículo presenta varias maneras para curar las aftas y úlceras bucales de forma más rápida. Descubrirá remedios caseros y las circunstancias en las que debe visitar al médico. (Medical News Today)

Causes of mouth sores in people with HIV
People living with HIV have a higher risk of developing mouth sores. Possible causes include viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, canker sores, and dry mouth. Learn more about the causes of HIV mouth sores and how to treat and prevent them here. (Medical News Today)

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