1. Black Hairy Tongue Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    What is Black Hairy Tongue? A black hairy tongue is a temporary and harmless condition that is often caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in your mouth. Certain types of bacteria accumulate on the papillae (the small projections that cover the tongue) and create red blood cell pigments, which can mak…Read More

  2. Diastema (Gap Between Teeth)

    What Is It? A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. …Read More

  3. A Predictable Immediate Denture Conversion Technique

    INTRODUCTION The emotional and functional challenges of maxillary removable complete dentures are culturally well-documented. More patients with remaining periodontally healthy mandibular teeth and fully edentulous patients, in all age groups, are seeking fixed alternatives. However, current protoco…Read More

  4. Five ways to look after your teeth this Christmas

    Written by Karen Coates With Christmas just around the corner, everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Mince pies, champagne, selection boxes and umpteen bags of sweets will no doubt make their way into our festive diets. It's a thoroughly enjoyable time of year, but spa…Read More

  5. Is Your Thanksgiving Feast Good for Your Teeth?

    Turkey The Good: This main course is packed with protein. The Bad: "Turkey can be difficult to eat because it sometimes gets stuck between your teeth," says ADA spokesperson Dr. Kim Harms. "That’s where flossing can help." The MouthHealthy: It's the star of the Thanksgiving table. Gobble it up!…Read More

  6. Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

    By Catharine Paddock PhD The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as we age, this heritable factor wanes and non-heritable ones such as diet and oral hygiene play a stronger role in shaping the oral microbiome. This ide…Read More