If you have diabetes, you have double the risk of getting a serious form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Here’s what to know.
Researchers suspect that inflammation in the tooth’s root may play a role in the development of coronary artery disease.
Here’s why electric toothbrushes reduce levels of plaque and prevent gum disease more effectively than manual brushes.
Chronic dry mouth occurs when you don’t produce enough saliva. It can lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Try these seven tips to keep your mouth moist.
Most chronic cases of bad breath, or halitosis, result from the buildup of bacteria that live in your mouth. Here’s how to find help.
Tooth loss from accidents, gum disease, failed root canals, or decay is common—in fact, one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In the past, dentures and f...
If you have diabetes, be sure to schedule regular visits with your dentist. Experts have found that people who have diabetes tend to lose more teeth than those who don’t have diabetes.
Do you rely on opioid painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet to relieve pain after having a tooth pulled? That’s not a smart move, according to researchers who analyzed past data to find out which painkillers worked best after dental surgery.
People under treatment for breast cancer need to keep a close eye on the condition of their teeth because both chemotherapy and bone-strengthening drugs can lead to dental problems.