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Gingivitis: Causes, Risks, and Treatments

Gingivitis treatment starts with prevention. This common oral condition can evolve into a serious gum infection that ultimately causes tooth loss.

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Gum Disease: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risks

Gum disease is one of the most common oral infections and the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Gum disease can be easily preventable.

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11 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Itchy

Itchy gums can signal a number of different dental or medical. Having itchy gums usually means you either have a gum infection or an allergic reaction.

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Why Are My Gums Swollen? | Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

Swollen gums are one of the first signs of gingivitis. If you don’t treat them, the condition can evolve into periodontal disease and tooth loss.

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Receding Gums: Causes, Treatment, & Prevention

Knowing the warning signs and causes of receding gums can prevent a lot of worry and treatment later on down the road.

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Do Your Gums Grow Back? | Treatment & Prevention

Do gums grow back? No. That’s why it’s so important to understand the causes of gum recession and what steps you can take to prevent receding gums.

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Why Are My Gums Swollen with Braces?

With braces, your gums can see signs of gingivitis, like swollen gums around braces, brackets, and wires.

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7 Reasons Why The Roof Of Your Mouth Hurts When Swallowing

If the roof of your mouth hurts when swallowing, it may be due to trauma, burns from hot food, or even some type of an oral infection.

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No Teeth? 6 Best Teeth Replacement Options

Missing teeth can be replaced. Tooth replacement options include dental implants, dentures, bridges, or don't replace the missing tooth.

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Why Do I Have Cracks In My Tongue? Fissured Tongue Explained

A cracked or fissured tongue is a condition where cracks or deep grooves appear on the top surface of your tongue.

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Pericoronitis: Swollen & Infected Wisdom Teeth

Pericoronitis is a condition that involves swollen gums around a wisdom tooth. Acute pericoronitis infections can be extremely painful.

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5 Stages Of An Abscessed Tooth & What To Do

There are five stages of abscess teeth and three types of dental abscess: gingival, periodontal, and periapical.

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When Can I Stop Worrying About a Dry Socket

Normally you can stop worrying about a dry socket about 3-4 days after your tooth extraction. After one or two weeks, you are in the clear.

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Can You Get A Yeast Infection In Your Mouth? | Oral Thrush

A yeast infection in the mouth or oral thrush occurs when someone has an overgrowth of certain types of bacteria in their mouth.

Menstruation teeth

7 Ways Your Period Is Screwing Up Your Teeth & Gums

Menstruation gingivitis and bleeding gums during your period or other hormone-induced dental issues is usually temporary.

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Why Your Child NEEDS Their Cavity Filled

Don’t be so quick to dismiss a cavity in your child’s baby tooth, even if it IS going to fall out eventually.

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What is a Diastema & Should You Fill Your Gap Teeth

Normally a diastema is caused by tight skin between your two front teeth. Other times, gaps can be created because of gum disease, extra teeth, or tooth loss.

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Monkeypox Mouth Sores | What They Look Like & Treatment

If you suspect you have monkeypox mouth sores symptoms, it’s important to follow CDC recommendations. Monkeypox mouth sores look like large blisters with scabs.

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Wait, Can Cavities Go Away on Their Own?

Is it possible for an untreated cavity to stay there and not cause any problems? Can cavities go away after a while?

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6 Signs of Tooth Decay Under Your Crown or Filling

When you get a dental filling or crown, it isn’t a guarantee that your tooth is never going to get a cavity ever again.

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Can You Really Die From A Tooth Infection?

An infected tooth can kill you by allowing bacteria to spread elsewhere in your body. Several life-threatening situations can tie back to a simple toothache.

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11 Reasons Why Your Gums Are Sore

Prevention-based dental care including regular cleanings and a good home hygiene routine is essential to treating and preventing sore gums. 

Best Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth

7 Best Toothpaste For Sensitive Teeth According to an RDH

Understanding the types of tooth sensitivity toothpaste can help relieve tooth sensitivity within days. The wrong toothpaste can make your teeth sensitive.

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13 Reasons For A Metal Taste In The Mouth & What To Do

A metallic or metal taste may have various reasons behind it. Here are 13 things that might be causing a bitter or metallic taste in your mouth.