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Dental bridge: Everything you need to know
A dental bridge can replace a missing tooth or several teeth. In this article, learn how dental bridges work, including the types and what to expect. (Medical News Today)

Do braces hurt? What to expect
People often wonder whether braces hurt. Here, we discuss the pain or discomfort that people may experience when getting and wearing braces. (Medical News Today)

Brushing your teeth may keep your heart healthy
New research that followed a large group of people over an extended period suggests that regular toothbrushing staves off arrhythmia and heart failure. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tooth extraction
A person may need a tooth extraction for various reasons. Here, learn about the different types of extraction and what to expect during and after the procedure. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatment may offer benefits to those at risk of tooth decay. Natural health advocates, however, question the safety of fluoride. We look at the benefits and side effects of fluoride and fluoride treatment. (Medical News Today)

What to know about fissured tongue
Fissured tongue causes a person to develop one or multiple grooves on their tongue. It is not usually a serious condition but can lead to some mild complications. Read this article to learn more about the causes and treatment. (Medical News Today)

What is Ludwig's angina?
Ludwig’s angina is a rare, serious skin infection that affects the floor of the mouth and the neck. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

What is the soft palate?
The soft palate is the muscular part of the roof of the mouth. This article provides a diagram of the soft palate and discusses its anatomy and functions, as well as the conditions that affect it. (Medical News Today)

Teeth: Names, types, and functions
The types of teeth are incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. The last of the molars to erupt are the wisdom teeth. Learn more about the types of teeth in this article. (Medical News Today)

How does tooth enamel last a lifetime?
Enamel is the strongest tissue in the human body. A recent study finds that an imperfect alignment of crystals helps produce this incredible resilience. (Medical News Today)

Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
A new systematic review and meta-analysis concludes that there is a linear association between the severity of gum disease and the risk of hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Does poor oral health impact brain function?
(Medical News Today)

The duration of dry socket
Dry socket can last up to 7 days. It can occur after tooth extraction and causes symptoms, including intense pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Hydrogen peroxide for teeth whitening: What to know
Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in many at-home and commercial teeth whitening solutions. Learn more about how it works and the safety considerations here. (Medical News Today)

Tooth extraction aftercare: A how-to guide
Caring for the mouth and empty socket after a tooth extraction is vital to prevent painful complications. Learn about tooth extraction aftercare in this article. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of a toothache at night
A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine different methods to get rid of a toothache at night here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about gum boils
Gum boils are swollen, pus-filled bumps on the gums. Treatment involves medication and dental procedures, while home remedies may reduce discomfort. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What home remedies can help with bad breath?
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here. (Medical News Today)

How to relieve gum pain fast
From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gum pain. Learn about these methods, and when to see a dentist, here. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for bumps on the gums
Several conditions can cause a bump to form on the gums. These include canker sores, oral thrush, and periodontal abscesses. Learn more about a bump on the gums in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about mouth sores from chemo
People can get temporary mouth sores from chemotherapy. Checking the mouth often helps early detection, while keeping the mouth moist and avoiding certain foods can help relieve symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to do about swollen gums
Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depends on the cause, and good oral hygiene can prevent them. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Can receding gums grow back? What to know
Once the gums recede, they cannot grow back. However, many dental treatments can help restore the gums around the teeth. Learn more about receding gums in this article. (Medical News Today)

Swollen gum around one tooth: What to know
Many different issues can cause a swollen gum around one tooth, including periodontal disease or a dental abscess. Learn more about the causes and treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about cheek biting
Accidental cheek biting is often due to dental issues, but chronic cheek biting is a body-focused repetitive behavior. Learn about the causes and treatments here. (Medical News Today)

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