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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)

What are the benefits of licorice root?
Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing tooth decay, and relieving stomach discomfort. Learn more about the possible benefits of licorice root here. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil
Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Learn about the possible benefits oil pulling with coconut oil here. (Medical News Today)

What to do to keep gums healthy
Practicing good oral hygiene can help a person keep their gums healthy and reduce the risk of gum disease. This involves regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and having frequent dental checkups. Learn more about these steps, the signs of gum disease, and how diet can improve gum health. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis
Gingivostomatitis is an infection that occurs in and around the mouth. It causes painful sores, blisters, and swelling. It is more common in children and is highly contagious. Learn more about the causes and risk factors in this article, as well as treatment options and how to get relief. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's mouth ulcers: What to know
People with Crohn’s disease may be more prone to mouth ulcers. Learn about the reasons why in this article. We also cover possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

What causes a bump on the roof of the mouth?
A bump can form on the roof of the mouth due to many conditions, including canker sores, mucoceles, torus palatinus, and oral candidiasis. The bump can even be an extra tooth. Most underlying causes are benign, but some require medical treatment. Learn more about the causes and their other symptoms in this article. (Medical News Today)

Why is the roof of my mouth swollen?
Many conditions may cause a swollen roof of the mouth, including sores, dehydration, and mucus buildups. In this article, learn about six causes of a swollen roof of the mouth, and possible treatment or home remedies. We also cover more serious conditions affecting the roof of the mouth and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Does teething cause a baby to vomit?
Vomiting and fever may sometimes accompany teething. Teething is a normal part of a child’s development that may cause some discomfort. However, it is unlikely that teething is a direct cause of vomiting. In this article, we suggest other possible causes of vomiting and discuss how to relieve the symptoms of teething. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between vitamin D, gum health, and diabetes?
A new study finds that periodontitis and vitamin D insufficiency increase the risk of diabetes and make blood sugar levels more difficult to manage. (Medical News Today)

How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs
New research suggests that having poor dental hygiene means ingesting bacteria that may damage respiratory health in the long-term. (Medical News Today)

Is a runny nose during teething normal?
Teething begins at around 6 months of age. Many people associate some non-oral symptoms, including a runny nose and a fever, with the teething process. However, research suggests that the infant's exposure to the wider world and to childhood illnesses are more likely responsible for these symptoms. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Calcium-rich foods that vegans can eat
Calcium provides many health benefits. Some people who are vegan, lactose intolerant, or who do not consume dairy products for other reasons wonder how to add more calcium to their diets. In this article, we describe the 18 best nondairy sources of this vital nutrient. (Medical News Today)

What is the best kind of toothpaste to use?
To choose the best toothpaste, people need to consider a range of factors. These include fluoride content and whether or not the American Dental Association (ADA) have approved the toothpaste. People should pick a product that is suitable for their specific dental needs. Learn how to choose the best toothpaste here. (Medical News Today)

How to deal with 2-year molars
Teething can be a difficult process for infants, toddlers, and caregivers. Two-year molars are the large teeth at the back of the mouth, and when they come in, it can cause even more discomfort and irritability. In this article, learn how to relieve related pain and which medications to avoid. (Medical News Today)

Six natural ways to whiten teeth
Teeth inevitably begin to yellow with age, but a range of strategies can slow the process and even reverse it. In this article, learn how to whiten teeth naturally at home using baking soda, oil pulling, hydrogen peroxide, and other techniques. We also look at which strategies to avoid to prevent damage to the teeth. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bone grafts
Doctors use bone grafts in the treatment of a variety of health issues, including fractures, bone infections, spinal fusions, tumors, and joint problems. In this article, learn about the different types of bone grafts and replacement materials. We also cover the possible risks, complications, and the recovery process. (Medical News Today)

How long does it take for a gum graft to heal?
A gum graft is a procedure to treat receding gums. It is a simple process that does not take long to do. The recovery period is typically a few weeks and usually involves eating soft or cold foods to avoid damaging the graft. Complications are rare, and insurance may or may not cover the procedure. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Eleven tips to treat white spots on teeth
Having white spots on your teeth can be undesirable, but they are rarely a serious medical concern. Possible reasons for them include poor dental hygiene and eating too many acidic or sugary foods. Here, we look at the most likely causes of white spots on teeth and give you 11 tips for treating and preventing them. (Medical News Today)

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