Dental Health

Dental Health

Help! My Mouth Tastes Salty All the Time

Three days before Thanksgiving, I suddenly developed a constant salty taste in my mouth that didn’t go away…

Dental Health

Blame Menopause for Your Burning Mouth

I have a weird, nearly constant burning sensation on my tongue that I first noticed around the time I turned…

Dental Health

Why Your Dentist Should Know About the Supplements You Take

You’re health-savvy enough to know that it’s important to tell your doctor about any dietary or herbal supplements you take—because…

Alternative Treatments

This Tea Helps Toothache Pain

You bite down on your usually reliable teeth and there it is, a shooting pain that now won't go away.…

Dental Health

2 Cavity-Fighting Foods

To avoid being bored to tears by the dentist, eat a little cube of cheddar, Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese…

Dental Health

Pemphigus: The “Canker Sore” You Can’t Ignore

Eating a bowl of chili one night, a woman felt a burning pain as if she had bitten the inside…

Dental Health

Make Your Own Mouthwash

Have you seen the price of mouthwash lately? Jeez! Here's a healthful alternative: Buy some dried mint, dried rosemary and…

Dental Health

Kissing and Other Surprising Causes of Cavities

Four out of five people think that sugar causes cavities, but that’s not true. The real culprits are bacteria in…

Dental Health

Relieve a Toothache

Ouch! Do you have a nagging toothache? And the dentist can’t see you till when? Calm the throbbing with nature’s…

Dental Health

Supplements That Help Prevent Gum Disease

If you’re over age 30, there’s about a 50-50 chance that you have gum disease, according to new data from…

Dental Health

So Long, Splotchy Dark Gums

Even if their teeth are enviably bright and straight, some women conceal their smiles because they’re self-conscious about dark splotches…

Dental Health

Tooth Knocked Out? What to Do

An occupational hazard in my line of work is that I’m always primed for terrible health news, so when a…

Dental Health

Exercise Cure for TMJ

Does your face hurt? Because it’s killing me! How many times did my brother say that to me during our…

Thyroid

Faster Dental Healing

No one I know loves going to the dentist, especially for oral surgery or a tooth extraction -- these procedures…

Travel

If You Have Receding Gums…

Q. Are there any treatments for receding gums besides surgery? A. No, but receding gums (gingival recession) do not necessarily…