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How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs

New research now published in the journal mSphere examines the effects of poor dental hygiene on the respiratory health of elderly Japanese people. The recent results shed light on the importance of the tongue microbiota for our respiratory…

How to deal with 2-year molars

Also known as second molars, 2-year molars are the set of teeth at the back of the mouth. These are wide, flat teeth that are perfect for grinding foods.According to the American Dental Association, 2-year molars typically come through when…

Is a runny nose during teething normal?

People often believe that teething can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, fever, pain, irritability, and sleep problems. However, the scientific evidence behind these beliefs is not straightforward.Researchers have come to varied…

Midlife tooth loss may compromise heart health

Tooth loss in middle age is tied to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure, poor diet, and diabetes. Could midlife tooth loss increase your risk of CVD? This was the…

Six reasons your breath might smell like poop

While bad breath is usually just a bothersome side effect of the day's lunch, breath that smells like poop can indicate a serious underlying condition.From a bowel obstruction to an abscessed tooth, there are several potential causes of a…

Four causes of an orange tongue

Looking in a mirror and seeing that the tongue has changed from pink or reddish to orange may be alarming.Fortunately, an orange tongue is usually caused by something a person has eaten, such as an orange popsicle, gelatin, hard candy, or…

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