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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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Can an abscessed tooth kill you?

Can an abscessed tooth kill you?

An abscessed tooth isn't very fun to deal with, but can an abscessed tooth kill you? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why can’t you smell your own bad breath?

Why can’t you smell your own bad breath?

Usually taking a mint or chewing some gum should just be done on good faith. Learn why you can't smell your own bad breath at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

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

Skipping brushing can make your teeth feel furry -- ew! Learn what else can cause your teeth to feel furry at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Heart-shaped Inflammation: What do you know about pericarditis?

Heart-shaped Inflammation: What do you know about pericarditis?

Could you identify the symptoms of pericarditis -- and how much do you know about its treatments? Take this pericarditis quiz to find out. See more »

Remineralization Matters: Do you know why?

Remineralization Matters: Do you know why?

This remineralization of teeth quiz tests your knowledge of how teeth strengthen. Chewing, salivating and cheese all affect remineralization. Do you know how? See more »

Dental Problems and Bad Breath

Dental Problems and Bad Breath

Dental problems can lead to bad breath that is hard to get rid of. Find out which dental problems tend to cause bad breath, and what can be done. See more »

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease can be a little misleading. Learn what hand, food and mouth disease really is and how it can be treated. See more »

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

Mouth Cancer Symptoms

Mouth cancer can be a vicious, sometimes-fatal attack on the body. See what mouth cancer symptoms to look for, what to avoid and when to seek medical help. See more »

Putting Your Foot Down: The Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Quiz

Putting Your Foot Down: The Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Quiz

Think you know the difference between hand, foot and mouth disease? Take this hand, foot and mouth disease quiz to find out how much you know. See more »

What's My Symptom: The Mouth Cancer Quiz

What's My Symptom: The Mouth Cancer Quiz

What are mouth cancer symptoms, and what are the treatments associated with them? Find out with this mouth cancer quiz. See more »