Dental Problems, Conditions and Diseases
Not much is worse than having a toothache except maybe not being able to see a dentist. These quick tips can help you temporarily reduce toothache pain until you can see a dentist.
Oral piercing is popular, but many people aren't aware of the dental problems associated with oral piercing.
Learn the signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder.
Explains what TMJ is and how it might affect you.
An overview of TMJ disorders, also known as temporomandibular joint disorders, which includes signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.
You may have a tooth, or several, that is quite sensitive to sweets, cold air, hot drinks, or the like. Learn what may have caused your tooth sensitivity in the first place.
Explains what you can do to treat tooth sensitivity.
Ever have tooth pain or sensitivity? Learn how tooth sensitivity can be prevented.
Oral cancer is deadly, and you might not even know you have it if you don't visit your dentist on a regular basis. These facts will explain how serious and deadly oral cancer is.
Information about how to handle dental emergencies during the holidays and what you can do until you can see a dentist.
Dental problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating properly and regular dental check ups are essential in preventing dental problems. Educating yourself about common dental problems and their causes can also go a long way in prevention.
Describes what gingivitis is and what you can do to prevent it.
Tooth decay is the second most prevalent disease in the United States (the common cold is first). Fortunately, cavities can be easily prevented.
Describes what a cavity is and how you can prevent cavities
This is a photo of an actual large cavity in a tooth.
Describes what tooth decay is and how you can prevent tooth decay.
Tooth erosion signs and symptoms can range from sensitivity to more severe problems such as cracking. Find out the symptoms of tooth erosion.
Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid.
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.
Have you ever heard of trench mouth? Find out about this severe gum infection and what you can do to prevent trench mouth.
Learn what halitosis is and how you can treat and prevent it.
Find out what dry mouth is, as well as how dry mouth can lead to serious dental problems.
Find out what dry mouth is and what causes dry mouth.
Bad breath can be embarrassing, especially with teenagers. Find out what causes bad breath and what teenagers can do to prevent bad breath.
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 could save your life. The FDA-approved VELscope can detect oral cancer that the naked eye can't see.
An abscess of the tooth is an infection. An abscess can include pus and swelling of the soft gum tissues surrounding the tooth
Information about teenagers and the safety of oral piercing as well as side effects from oral piercings.
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a common problem among older adults, and can cause extensive dental problems.
Explains what tooth sensitivity is as well as what you can do to treat tooth sensitivity.
Explains how medications taken for osteoporosis, called bisphosphonates, have been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Explains why women need to be more careful with their oral hygiene due to certain life factors.
Describes what a canker sore is, where canker sores develop and how long canker sores usually last.
Canker sores and possible causes of canker sores.
Canker Sores - Explains when you should see a dentist for canker sores.
Describes what you can do to ease the discomfort of canker sores.
Oral hygiene is always important, but even more so during pregnancy. Find out how dental problems can be intensified during pregnancy.
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.
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
These tips will help you learn how to prevent bad breath as well as how to optimize good dental hygiene.
Mouthguards can offer superior protection against dental related injuries. Find out how to choose and take care of a dental mouthguard.
Explains why you should see the dentist before you have a toothache.
Explains what pregnancy gingivitis is, how you can prevent pregnancy gingivitis and what to do if you develop pregnancy gingivitis.
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of different dental conditions.
It is important to know these 8 warning signs of gum disease so that you can notify your dentist before the disease progresses.
Learn how to prevent gum disease by following these easy steps.
Dental health issues associated with HIV / AIDS and how to help maintain dental health while the immune system is weakened.
Describes the dental problems associated with smoking and other uses of tobacco including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and hookah water pipes.
The findings of a new study show that males who smoke cigarettes are almost twice as likely to need root canals than non smokers.
Most people don't associate heart disease with dental health, however, The American Journal of Preventative Medicine issued a report in the December 2005 issue about a new study that links heart disease to tooth loss in adults.
These tips will tell you what you should do if you ever have a dental emergency.
Israeli Device Claims to Protect Teeth From Cavities for Five Years
Oral Cancer and its Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Learn what you can do to prevent gum disease and maintain good oral health.
Definition of Dental Term - Halitosis
Describes the devastating effects of methamphetamines on teeth, a condition commonly known as meth mouth.
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.
Explains what dental decay is and what causes it.
Information about what to expect during a root canal treatment, including price estimates and follow up care.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease and more. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.
These dental facts will help you learn how to prevent dental problems from happening to you.
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
Learn how often you should brush your teeth to maintain good oral hygiene.
Learn what causes bad breath and how prevent it.
Maintain good dental health by learning what plaque is and how to prevent it.
Information that suggests a link between gum disease (periodontitis), cholesterol, heart disease and strokes.
Photo One of a Canker Sore.
Photo Two of a Canker Sore.
Definition of Dental Term - Thrush
Learn how often to get a dental check up for adults, children and patients with special conditions.
Definition of Dental Term - Dry Mouth
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.
What do you do if you or your child gets a broken or knocked out tooth? Follow the tips in this guideline for safely transporting a tooth for reimplantation.
Give thanks for dental health and be thankful for being able to eat Thanksgiving dinner with healthy teeth.
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults and is also frequently linked to the control of diabetes. Nina Nazor, our Guide to Diabetes, provides these 10 Daily Tips to Live Well with Diabetes.
Provides useful information and definition of cleft palate.
Learn about the dental problems associated with diabetes.
Provides detailed information about TMJ disorders, also known as Temporomandibular joint disorders.
Carol and Richard Eustice, Arthritis guides at about.com, offer a brief explanation of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, otherwise known as TMJ.
Florence Cardinal, our Guide to Sleep Disorders, provides insight about TMJ disorder and how it can affect more than just your mouth.
Florence Cardinal, About.com's sleep disorder guide, explains how bruxism and sleep disorders are related.
Heather Brannon, MD, provides information about fever blisters and cold sores.
Marian Eure, our Guide to Senior Health, offers some wonderful tips on taking care of your teeth and mouth. These tips for all ages can help put you on the right path to good dental health and avoid having dental problems in the future.
Christine Kennard, About's Guide to Alzheimer's Disease, tells why at least one in five people with dementia are missing out on dental care because of concerns by their caregiver.
Difficulties and complications of arthritis can sometimes make it difficult to maintain good oral health. Carol and Richard Eustice, our Guides to Arthritis, explain why it is important to pay attention to oral health and not to wait until a toothache occurs.
Marian Eure provides information about diabetes and gum disease.
This touching story, provided by our guide to Smoking Cessation, Terry Martin, is a personal story written about a lady named Marlene, who was diagnosed with oral cancer.
Our Guide to Smoking Cessation, Terry Martin, asks, "How Much do You Know about Oral and Head and Neck Cancer?"
Terry Martin provides detailed information about oral and head and neck cancer.
Our guide to Cancer, Lisa Fayed, offers this excellent list of oral cancer symptoms.
If you are suffering from a toothache, it is important to see your dentist. Cathy Wong, N.D., our Guide to Alternative Medicine offers some great advice to help relieve toothache pain until you can get to the dentist.
This is a great video that explains what cavities are.
This excellent video will teach you the risk factors and effects of gingivitis.
These pictures of oral Cancer are very graphic and show how different types of oral cancer can look.
This video from the American Dental Association shows meth users and dentists discussing the effects of crystal meth on teeth.
View the photos of the stages of gum disease.
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.
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.
There are several different types of mouth ulcers and they can all be very uncomfortable. Find out the different types of mouth ulcers as well as what causes them and what you can do to ease the discomfort.
Dry mouth can lead to serious dental conditions. The information provided here by the Mayo Clinic can help you learn more about dry mouth and the treatments available.
A person born with a cleft lip and/or palate often have a missing tooth. A special treatment plan is needed for resolving the functional and cosmetic problems the absence creates.
When teeth are missing for an extended time, bone loss will occur. Learn about bone loss and the advantages of dental implants used in tooth replacement therapy.
Two congential conditions, Hypodontia and Oligodontia, describe teeth that never developed in a child. Also described at "primary failure of eruption." Learn more about these conditions, causes, and treatment.
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.
Find the answers to frequently asked questions about root canals, provided by the American Association of Endodontists.
Dr. Fred Simonton, a highly successful oral and maxillofacial surgeon, provides insight to understanding TMJ.
Just because a soft drink is diet doesn't mean that it isn't bad for your teeth. Dr. Jim Arnold describes two ways that regular and diet soft drinks can cause extensive damage to your teeth as well as what you can do to limit the damage to your teeth without giving up soft drinks completely.
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.
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 American Dental Association provides new guidelines for patients who have previously had to take antibiotics before dental treatment.
The Oral Cancer Foundation provides complete information about oral cancer.