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Dental Problems

Dental problems can include cavities, toothache, gum disease and more. Learn all about common dental problems and how to deal with them.

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What You Should Know About Healthy Teeth Formation

Did you know teeth start forming as early as six weeks of gestation? Here's what you else should know about having healthy teeth.


Can an abscessed tooth kill you?

An infection that starts as a toothache can spread throughout your body. Before you self-prescribe ice and pain pills and go to bed, consider what can happen if you skip the dentist's chair.

Why can’t you smell your own bad breath?

If you're worried you have bad breath it might be for good reason. You can't smell your own breath so it might be hard to tell — until it's too late.

Why do your teeth feel furry when you haven't brushed them?

If you've ever skipped brushing your teeth before bed, you may have noticed that they have a fuzzy texture the next day. What is that icky-feeling stuff, and what can you do about it?

Dental Problems and Bad Breath

When bacteria coat your teeth and gums and lead to dental issues, getting rid of the foul odor that's often a side effect isn't always easy. Which dental problems tend to cause bad breath, and what can you do about them?

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

If your child has hand, foot and mouth disease, someone is likely to ask, "Wait, don't you get that from pigs?" No, that's hoof and mouth. So what exactly is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

Mouth cancer can be a vicious, sometimes-fatal attack on the body. Knowing what to look for, what to avoid and when to seek medical help is crucial in stemming the disease.

Teeth Grinding Explained

Grinding your teeth got your head and jaw aching? See what could be the cause.

Dental Implant Problems

From infection to insufficient bone mass, there are a number of issues that can arise with dental implants. Are you prepared?

Dry Mouth Explained

Some people enjoy a dry sense of humor, and there are those who like a dry glass of wine. But dry mouth is one thing you probably hope to avoid. So what is it exactly?

Gum Disease Explained

Gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay -- they're all related. We'll explain how to avoid them here.