The full breakdown on Oral STDs: Types, symptoms, and treatment

Oral herpes, oral syphilis, oral gonorrhea

Sexually transmittable infections/diseases (STI/STDs) are common. And while often associated with spots, sores, and warts that develop in the genital regions, they sometimes affect the mouth. In these cases, you may find it difficult to eat due to pain and the discomfort caused by the sores.  There are different types of STDs that can affect […]

Stained teeth 101: How to prevent and clean stains from wine, coffee, and more

Stained teeth: get a whiter smile

Most of us wish our stained teeth would suddenly appear whiter. If you too have found yourself inspecting your smile and wishing your teeth were more pearly than, well, any other color, you’re not alone.  80% of Americans between 18 and 49 wish their teeth were whiter. For women, that same survey reports the numbers […]

How to stop grinding your teeth (bruxism)

Stop grinding teeth: bruxism

Bruxism is the medical term for grinding your teeth. And while lots of us do it occasionally, doing so regularly can cause serious dental problems. Bruxism can occur in one of two way: nocturnal (while you’re asleep) or awake (when you’re doing it subconsciously throughout your day. But how to stop doing it? Going to […]

6 common oral diseases in people under 40 that can be prevented

oral diseases

Your mouth is the first stop on your gastrointestinal tract, and what you eat affects the rest of your body. At the same time, how you take care of your gums, teeth, and mouth in general, will affect several parts of your health.  Lots of diseases affect the mouth, and some can turn into serious […]

White tongue: Causes, conditions, and treatment

white tongue

The term “white tongue” refers to a symptom that causes a thick coating of a white film on your tongue. Sometimes it may only cover patches of your tongue. In other cases, it may cover the entire surface of the tongue, including the back. Accompanying symptoms can include bad breath, redness, or a foul taste […]