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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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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?


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 »

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 »

Teeth Grinding Explained

 Teeth Grinding Explained

Teeth grinding can make your jaw ache and cause teeth damage. Learn what causes teeth grinding and how to treat teeth grinding. See more »

Dental Implant Problems

 Dental Implant Problems

Dental implant problems can include infection to insufficient bone mass. Take a look at the different dental implant problems that can arise. See more »

Dry Mouth Explained

 Dry Mouth Explained

Dry mouth is one thing you probably hope to avoid. So what is it exactly? Find out what dry mouth is and how it can be treated. See more »

Gum Disease Explained

 Gum Disease Explained

Gum disease, gingivitis, tooth decay -- they're all related. Learn how you can avoid gum disease and treat gum disease. See more »