Mouth and Dental


Abscessed Tooth

What is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is an infection in or around the tooth. It can be very painful. If the infection isn’t treated, it can spread and you can lose your tooth or have other health problems. What causes an abscessed tooth? Damage to the tooth, an untreated cavity (tooth decay), or gum disease…

Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Disorders

For arthroscopic jaw surgery, the surgeon inserts a pencil-thin, lighted tube (arthroscope) into the jaw joint through a small incision in the skin. The arthroscope is connected to a small camera outside the body that transmits a close-up image of the joint to a TV monitor. The surgeon can insert surgical instruments…

Bad or Changed Breath

When is bad breath most likely to occur? Everybody has bad breath from time to time, especially first thing in the morning. You also may have bad breath when you are hungry, when you are dieting, or after eating foods with a strong odor, such as garlic, onions, or pastrami. What causes bad breath? Many things can cause…

Basic Dental Care

Provides info on basic dental care like brushing and flossing regularly, seeing your dentist or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings, and eating mouth-healthy foods. Offers info on dental care for children.

Biting

Looks at reasons babies and children might bite. Offers tips for changing biting behavior, including offering teething rings to teething babies.