Oral health trends:
The use of dental amalgam for fillings will be reduced in phases, the European Parliament agreed in 2017.
The uvula is the small finger-shaped section of muscular tissue that hangs down from the soft palate at the back of the throat. When this is swollen, red, and sore, it is called uvulitis.
Causes of tooth loss range from poor dental care, to illness, lifestyle choices, or injury to your teeth. Get tips here on preventing tooth loss.
You can't change the natural colour of your teeth, but you can 'whiten' them. They won't be white, but their natural colour can be made several shades lighter.
Can coconut oil whiten your teeth? 'Oil pulling' has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for 3,000 years and some health enthusiasts are including this ancient Indian and South Asian practice as part of their regular dental hygiene to help whiten their teeth.
Tooth resorption occurs if cells in your body attack and destroy the tissues of a tooth, which can eventually lead to the loss of the tooth.
Whitening toothpastes contain abrasive particles and a whitening agent. All toothpastes contain some type of abrasive agent, but the concentration in whitening toothpastes tends to be higher.
Sometimes our normal sense of taste can temporarily change, causing a metallic or other bad taste in the mouth. This may occur for a number of reasons.
Stomatitis is described as the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the mouth, sometimes called dental stomatitis, denture stomatitis, or oral mucositis.
Keeping the tongue healthy is as vital for oral health and looking after teeth and gums. Learn more about the tongue and tongue problems.
Teeth are essential for chewing food, but what lies beneath the shiny white surface of a healthy tooth? See pictures of tooth anatomy, and learn about tests and types of problems with teeth.
Receding gums means the gum shrinks over time exposing the lower part of the teeth. Learn about 10 common causes, treatment options, and how to stop gum recession.
Problems can develop with the glands that produce saliva, including swelling, infection, cysts, tumours and salivary gland stones.
The adenoids are small lumps of tissue that are located above the tonsils at the back of the throat. An adenoidectomy is an operation to remove adenoids that may be enlarged or causing problems such as breathing difficulties, snoring or sleep apnoea.
If gum disease has caused severe recession of the gums, a gum graft may be recommended to protect the teeth.
A fissured tongue, also called lingua plicata, or a plicated or scrotal tongue, will have cracks, grooves and fissures. This condition is usually harmless, but should be checked by a doctor or dentist to make sure.
Geographic tongue gets its name from the upper surface and sides of the tongue looking like parts of a map.
Although permanent teeth can last a lifetime, teeth that have become damaged or decayed may need to be removed or extracted.
Injuries to the teeth are fairly common, causing a broken tooth, chipped tooth or a tooth being knocked out.
You use your teeth to talk, chew, and smile, but here are some other teeth facts you probably didn’t know about your pearly whites.
Is there a connection between dental disease and heart disease? Although the experts continue to debate it, they agree on this advice: Take care of your gums and your heart.
Oral herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus.
Mouthguards are special rubber-like covers to protect teeth and gums from injury in sports such as boxing and rugby. Some people also wear mouthguards to help prevent teeth grinding.
Get more oral health information from these organisations that can help you take care of your teeth and mouth.
Some medicines have side effects that can affect the mouth. Get the facts here.
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