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Why does my breath stink?

Even after brushing my teeth twice a day and rinsing my mouth with mouthwash, my breath smells very bad. Could this be associated with indigestion or is it some other oral problem?...

I have severe pain in my deep cavity filling. What could this be?

I have severe pain in my deep cavity, which has been extremely sensitive to the cold from ever since I got the filling done. I was unable to bite on this teeth and had shooting...

My daughter has a cut inside of her mouth from falling. How can I rule out any infection?

My daughter is 3 years old and last night she fell pretty badly, causing her to have cuts on her chin and on the inside of her mouth with severe bleeding. The doctor said she...

Could wisdom tooth extraction cause an infection?

I got my wisdom tooth extracted and now I am having a lot of pain along with a bad taste in my mouth. Could it be a sign of an infection?

How many times should I floss?

I recently read an article that said that too much flossing could actually be harmful for the teeth. So how many times should I floss in a week or day?

What could be the reason behind the burning sensation in my gums?

My gums are burning a lot. I have had no injury or cuts of any kind but the burning sensation has been there for the last 4 days. What could be the reason for this?

What are the natural ways to deal with tooth sensitivity?

I am a 32 year old woman and I am 5 months pregnant. I am having a lot of tooth sensitivity and according to the doctor I may need a root canal. However, I don’t want to take...

Can calcium deficiency impact teeth?

My son is lactose intolerant and I have been unable to feed him milk. His teeth as a result are not very strong. Can calcium deficiency impact the health of teeth?

I underwent a root canal treatment and it is in pain again. What could be the reason?

I underwent a root canal treatment 2 months back however I am suffering from pain in the same tooth. What could be the reason for this pain?

How can I reverse yellowing of my teeth?

I am 27 year old woman and I am now seeing my teeth are turning yellow. Is there a way that I can reverse yellowing of my teeth?

Is bleeding of gums dangerous for a diabetic patient?

I am 32 years old and I am diabetic for the last 3 years. Off late I am experiencing bleeding from my gums everyday when I brush. Is it a warning sign of something serious?...

Do root canals happen more often as you age?

I've never had a root canal, but I am only 26. Does my risk increase with age? How so? I know my mother has had a few done even though she takes good care of her teeth.

Is chewing gum often bad for your teeth?

Since I quit smoking last year, I am pretty much always chewing gum. Obviously this is not nearly as bad for my teeth as smoking was, but can this do any damage to my teeth?...

Does switching toothpaste matter?

I heard it's good for your mouth to switch toothpastes once in a while. Is there any truth to this?

Can novocaine be used during cleanings?

I absolutely can't stand the feeling of scraping against my teeth. It makes me dread getting my teeth cleaned. Is it possible to ask for novocaine during cleanings?

Is higher or lower pressure better with water flossers?

I just got a waterpik and have been working my way up with the water pressure. (I still floss regularly, too. ) I feel comfortable with it halfway, but is there any particular...

Do fillings need to be replaced?

I have a filling in between my front teeth which I've had to get replaced a couple times due to staining. But it made me wonder if I should get my other 3 fillings replaced (in...

What is gingivitis and its risk factors?

Television ads of toothpastes and mouthwashes often highlight the term gingivitis. How can i minimize the risk of me and my family acquiring gingivitis? In our last dentist appointment...

How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?

I have been reading a lot of dental floss and how they can help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums. Is it true that regular flossing is essential for dental hygiene?...

Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

The doctor has been suspecting a tooth abscess for my son who is 9 years old. What are the ways in which a tooth abscess can be detected? Is there a way that physical examination...

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