Cancer of the Mouth: Symptoms & Signs

Unfortunately, oral cancer is all too common, and far too often fatal. The Oral Cancer Foundation reports: “close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer this year…of those 49,750 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be … Continue reading

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Mouth Acne: What Causes It & How Can I Get Rid of It?

It happens to the best of us: dealing with blemishes around your smile can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, and unhealthy. When pimples pop up around your grin, it can be difficult to determine their source and what you should do about … Continue reading

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Tooth Tools: The Instruments Dentists Use to Clean Teeth

Every profession has its distinctive tools of the trade. Artists know they produce their best work with the finest pens, teachers search out the highest quality textbooks, and scientists scour stores for unbreakable beakers. Dentists are no different. In caring, … Continue reading

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Should My Dentist Be Board Certified?

When you put your health in someone else’s hands, you need to have confidence in their capabilities. You wouldn’t take your car to an ill-qualified mechanic or hire a tutor for your child without the proper credentials, so why would … Continue reading

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Common Cold Weather Problems: Top 3 Oral Health Issues

‘Tis the season! While we’re past the holidays and a few weeks into the New Year, we’re still experiencing the magic of winter. Fortunately, in Houston, it doesn’t get too frosty, but it’s still notably chillier than our balmy summers. However, along … Continue reading

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Why Do the Corners of My Lips Crack?

We all want to start the New Year off with a smile, but you might be embarrassed to show yours off if the corners of your lips are cracked. In addition to making you self-conscious about your mouth, having cracked … Continue reading

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What Does Flossing Actually Do?

Most dentists will tell you that you absolutely must floss every day, but very few Americans actually follow through with this. According US News, only “30 percent of the population…floss daily,” and, even worse, “slightly over 32 percent say they never floss.” … Continue reading

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Why is My Mouth Numb?

We use our mouths to sense taste, heat, cold, pressure, and even to help us smell. Your mouth is one of your most important organs, so it can be unnerving when it goes numb. Sometimes, a lack of sensation can be even … Continue reading

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Mouth Myth Busting: Are Dogs’ Mouths Really Cleaner Than Ours?

When Fido jumps on the bed and licks your face with a slobbery, panting grin, should you feel disgusted, or perhaps jealous? On the one hand, of course, your mouth is cleaner than your dog’s, you’d think. You brush and floss … Continue reading

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Are Teeth Bones?

What are teeth, really? It sounds like a question a child might ask, but it’s harder to answer that you might think. On the surface, they seem mostly like bones. They’re white in color, hard in texture, and connected to … Continue reading

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