Your smile is often the first thing people notice when they meet you, but if you have yellow or stained teeth, this type of exchange can be often be a source of anxiety. No wonder over 40 million consumers in the U.S. have used teeth whitening treatments in 2018, according
Nobody wants bad breath, and many who have it don’t know they’re afflicted—until they notice that people are standing farther and farther away when they speak. If you’ve ever suffered from halitosis, you’ll understand how embarrassing this condition can be. Some are so embarrassed they won’t even mention it to
There are few things more repugnant than dragon breath, especially when you’re dealing with a “close talker.” Even worse than being stifled by someone’s offensive mouth odor is having it yourself. If you or someone you’re close to (physically or emotionally) suffers from mouth stink, it’s time to find out
From elaborate brunches to elegant evening meals, the holidays are filled with opportunities to enjoy culinary creations. But, if you easily get bloated and gassy, eating at holiday gatherings may make you a little nervous.
“Since older adults tend to eat less to begin with, bloat can be dangerous in that
Ever awakened with a splitting headache or an ache in your jaw? Has your bedmate accused you of making squeaking or crunching noises while you sleep? You could be one of millions who suffer from sleep bruxism (a.k.a. nighttime teeth grinding), one of the most common sleep disorders.
While occasional teeth
There are many health conditions that can affect your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and cause uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating. But what if you can’t blame a specific health condition? You and your doctor have confirmed you don’t have irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or lactose
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gums are called “gingiva” and “itis” means inflammation). It is caused by bacteria. If you have gingivitis, your gums are likely red and swollen. They may bleed when you brush your teeth. Sometimes gums with gingivitis will be sore. Some people have gingivitis
Tongue cancer is the most common mouth cancer in the United States, responsible for around 2 percent of all cancers diagnosed. It affects men twice as often as women. The incidence varies greatly between countries, a fact that points to its link to societal habits such as chewing betel nuts
Every tooth in your mouth plays an important role in speaking, chewing, and helping to maintain proper alignment of your other teeth—however, the passing years subject your teeth to decay and the wear and tear that comes with normal use. Damaging habits such as teeth grinding also take their toll.
Q: I usually have a glass of red wine with my evening meal. Is it safe to drink wine or other types of alcohol if I’ve been prescribed antibiotics?
A: You don’t say which antibiotic you’ve been prescribed or why you’re taking it, but if it is one that is metabolized