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Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

Have you ever wondered why doctors and dentists ask you to open wide and say, "Ahhhh?" It's true that dentists are looking for cavities and tooth-related problems, but the tongue and other soft tissues can also be an important indicator of a patient's overall health. Diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, scarlet fever, and different vitamin deficiencies can all manifest symptoms via the tongue. Patients can also do their part by [...]

Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue2019-12-10T08:00:47-08:00

Can Toothpaste Help Fight Canker Sores?

About the only good thing about canker sores is, they're hidden inside the mouth. Beyond that—they're painful, annoying, and bound to erupt at the worst possible time. And common though they are, the medical world has mixed opinions on what causes them and what can prevent them from recurring. Canker sores, or mouth ulcers, are different from fever blisters, though they're often confused. They occur only inside the mouth and aren't [...]

Can Toothpaste Help Fight Canker Sores?2017-09-05T00:00:08-07:00
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