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Dentistry News From Medical News Today

Dentistry is the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth. Good dental hygiene and oral care are important to maintain healthy teeth, gums and tongues and to prevent and treat

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All you need to know about angular cheilitis

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

A look at angular cheilitis, a condition where pain occurs in the corners of the mouth. Included is detail on risk factors, complications, and diagnosis.

What is burning mouth syndrome?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Burning mouth syndrome causes a painful burning sensation on the tongue or in the mouth. Learn more about the potential causes in this article.

What you should know about yellow tongue

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at yellow tongue, a condition resulting in a yellow coating on the surface of the tongue. Included is detail on who is at risk and complications.

Ten remedies for canker sores

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

Canker sores in the mouth can be painful and irritating. In this article, we look at a range of ways to help canker sores and mouth ulcers heal faster.

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

An analysis of the chemical signatures of fatty deposits in clogged arteries found that they matched lipids produced by mouth and gut bacteria.

What causes a white tongue?

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

There are many reasons for a white tongue, including poor dental hygiene and infections. In this article, learn about treatment and home remedies.

Why does my tongue hurt?

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about a number of common causes for tongue pain, including physical injury, thrush, and cold sores, along with treatment options.

Itchy gums: Causes, relief, and prevention

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

Itchy gums can be caused by a range of conditions, from allergies to viral infections. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and outlook for itchy gums.

Mouth breathing: Symptoms, complications, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

What causes mouth breathing? When should a healthcare professional be consulted and what might the diagnosis be? How is mouth breathing treated?

Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

Wisdom teeth often emerge in early adulthood and can cause a lot of pain as they push through the gums. We look at seven tips to relieve the pain.

Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

While human host genes may influence oral microbiome composition, it is unlikely that they control the bacteria that promote tooth decay, says a new study.

Four effective gingivitis home remedies

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis.

Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'.

What is a dead tooth? Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

A dead tooth is one that no longer receives any blood flow. It is caused by either decay or injury. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.

Yellow nail syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Yellow nail syndrome is a complex, potentially painful disorder. In this article, learn about the potential causes and risk factors.

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

Could a green tea extract help to treat tooth sensitivity?

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PST

Using a green tea compound, researchers develop a new material that protects patients with sensitive teeth and damaged dentin against cavities.

Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth.

Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer.

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.

Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Dry socket is a complication which may occur after having a tooth extracted. Learn how it is diagnosed, how to manage symptoms, and how to prevent it.

Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...

Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PST

What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls...

Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time.