Caries is a tooth disease. It develops through plaque bacteria, sweet foods and poor oral hygiene. Caries damages the teeth and can be painful.
Gingivitis is usually harmless and is soon gone again. But sometimes the inflammation spreads and damages the periodontium. Then it is called periodontitis.
If a person has “bad breath”, breathing out causes an unpleasant odor. In most cases, good oral and dental hygiene helps relieve the problem. Find out what causes bad breath and how to prevent it.
Canker sores are among the most common diseases of the mouth lining. These creamy-white and reddish sores usually heal on their own. Gels, creams, or mouth rinses may ease the pain.
In tooth or jaw misalignments, the teeth are clearly shaped differently than they are for most people. Braces can be used to correct them.