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Serious Dental Problems and Diseases

Causes, Symptoms, treatment and prevention of serious dental conditions and diseases.
What is Tooth Erosion?
Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid.
How to Prevent Tooth Erosion
Tooth erosion is the loss of tooth structure. Tooth erosion is caused by acid attacking the enamel. Find out how you can prevent tooth erosion.
What is Trench Mouth?
Have you ever heard of trench mouth? Find out about this severe gum infection and what you can do to prevent trench mouth.
Dry Mouth - What is Dry Mouth?
Find out what dry mouth is, as well as how dry mouth can lead to serious dental problems.
Dry Mouth - What Causes Dry Mouth?
Find out what dry mouth is and what causes dry mouth.
How Your Mouth Affects your Overall Health
Gum disease is a serious dental problem. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and strokes. Learn how you can prevent gum disease and protect your overall health.
Early Detection of Oral Cancer With VELscope
Early detection of oral cancer could save your life. The FDA-approved VELscope can detect oral cancer that the naked eye can't see.
What is an Abscessed Tooth?
An abscess of the tooth is an infection. An abscess can include pus and swelling of the soft gum tissues surrounding the tooth
Osteoporosis Medications Linked to Jaw Bone Disease
Explains how medications taken for osteoporosis, called bisphosphonates, have been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
A new study has linked gum disease to pancreatic cancer. Find out how preventing gum disease might reduce your chances of developing deadly pancreatic cancer.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Mouthguards and Sports - Are Mouthguards Really Necessary?
Mouthguards can offer superior protection against dental related injuries. Find out how to choose and take care of a dental mouthguard.
Dental Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of different dental conditions.
8 Warning Signs of Gum Disease
It is important to know these 8 warning signs of gum disease so that you can notify your dentist before the disease progresses.
Oral Cancer
Oral Cancer and its Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Gum Disease
Learn what you can do to prevent gum disease and maintain good oral health.
How to Prevent Gum Disease
Learn how to prevent gum disease by following these easy steps.
Smoking and Dental Problems
Describes the dental problems associated with smoking and other uses of tobacco including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and hookah water pipes.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
Dental Health Issues Associated With HIV / AIDS
Dental health issues associated with HIV / AIDS and how to help maintain dental health while the immune system is weakened.
What to Expect During a Root Canal
Information about what to expect during a root canal treatment, including price estimates and follow up care.
The Dental Effects of Methamphetamine Use
Describes the devastating effects of methamphetamines on teeth, a condition commonly known as meth mouth.
Heart Disease and Tooth Loss
Descibes a dental study reported in the December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine linking cardiovascular disease to tooth loss.
Tongue Problems
The tongue is a wonderful and essential part of our body and it allows us to swallow, talk and chew properly. There are also problems that can be associated with the tongue such as bad breath, enlargement, black hairy tongue, soreness and other tongue abnormalties.
Ways to Please Your Dentist
Want to have please your dentist by having a great check up? These tips can help you learn how to prevent dental problems as well as how to keep your mouth healthy.
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Provides useful information and definition of cleft palate.
Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
Terry Martin provides detailed information about oral and head and neck cancer.
Cholesterol May Link Gum Disease, Heart Disease
Information about a possible link between gum disease (periodontitis), cholesterol, heart disease and strokes.
Diabetes and Periodontal Disease
Marian Eure provides information about diabetes and gum disease.
Oral Sex Linked to Oral Cancer
Find out how oral sex could be related to oral cancer.
TMJ - A Brief Explanation
Carol and Richard Eustice, Arthritis guides at about.com, offer a brief explanation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, otherwise known as TMJ.
Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorder
Florence Cardinal, our Guide to Sleep Disorders, provides insight about TMJ disorder and how it can affect more than just your mouth.
Oral Cancer Self Examination
Did you know that someone dies of oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone? This serious disease is often highly curable if diagnosed early. These Oral Cancer Self Examination Tips will show you how to examine yourself for signs of oral cancer.
Photos of the Stages of Gum Disease
View the photos of the stages of gum disease.
Oral Cancer Photo Gallery
These pictures of oral Cancer are very graphic and show how different types of oral cancer can look.
Photo of Meth Mouth
This photo of "Meth Mouth" is provided by the American Dental Association. Beware, if you have a weak or sensitive stomach, you might not want to see this.
Black Raspberries May Prevent Oral Cancer
According to Lex18.com, a new study by researchers at Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital shows that black raspberries may prevent oral cancer. While lab tests showed that black raspberries reduced the size of tumors in the mouth by 44 percent, there is still one problem.
Saliva Test may Detect Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone. The National Institutes of Health reports that scientists may soon be able to detect signs of oral cancer from saliva samples. Oral Cancer is highly curable if detected in its early stages.
Study: Red Wine Is Good For Your Teeth
Red wine has been said to be good for your heart among other things. Could it possibly be good for dental health too? According to All Headline News, researchers from Quebec City's Laval University presented findings from a study that showed a component of red wine should help to prevent and reverse periodontitis, the serious and advanced stage of gum disease that includes bone loss.
The Oral Cancer Foundation
The Oral Cancer Foundation provides complete information about oral cancer.
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