Protecting Teeth With Mouth Guards Knowing how to prevent injuries is important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of an athlete’s standard equipment form an early age. In fact, an…Read more
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Dentists have long known that tobacco use affects a person’s oral health in bad ways–from tooth decay and periodontal disease to oral cancer. Signs and symptoms that could indicate oral cancer include the following: Pain, tenderness or numbness anywhere in the mouth or lips; Any irritation such as tenderness, burning, or a sore that will…Read more
The mouth is a window into the health of the body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. For example, system diseases-those that affect the entire body-may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems. The mouth is filled with bacteria, some linked to tooth decay and periodontal disease.…Read more
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are dentists specializing in surgery of the mouth, face and jaws. After four years of dental school, surgeons receive four to seven years of hospital-based surgical and medical training, preparing them to do a wide range of procedures including all types of surgery of both the bones and soft tissues of…Read more
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