In-depth

Bad breath

Bad breath can usually be eliminated by practicing better dental hygiene. Sometimes, though, bad breath is an indication of a more serious condition.

Dental exam

Dental exam — Overview covers preparation and what to expect during a dental exam.

Oral health basics

How often do you need to replace your toothbrush? Is mouth rinse necessary? Get the facts on how to keep your smile healthy.

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus, a chronic inflammatory disorder, appears as lesions in the mouth that may cause pain and burning sensations.

Periodontitis

This severe form of gum disease can lead to tooth loss and may even increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Trench mouth

Although trench mouth is much less common than in years past, some people still get this painful gum infection. Brushing and flossing are keys to prevention.

Wegener's granulomatosis

Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon disease that causes blood vessel inflammation that can damage lungs, kidneys and other organs. Untreated, it can be fatal.

Jan. 22, 2014

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