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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Woman smilingDid you know that your oral health is essential to your overall health?  Good oral health of your mouth and surrounding skull and face structures improves your ability to:

  • speak
  • smile
  • smell
  • taste
  • touch
  • chew
  • swallow
  • make facial expressions to show feelings and emotions.


Even though the oral health of Americans has improved significantly over the past 50 years, due mostly to effective prevention and treatment efforts, oral diseases still cause pain and disability for many.


Understanding Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

  • Common Mouth and Tongue Conditions
  • Dry Mouth
  • Things that Go Bump in the Mouth
  • Oral Health/Dental Specialists
  • Watch Your Mouth!
  • Dental Care
  • Dental Health: From the NIH
  • Oral Health for Adults (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


  • Are There Any Cures for Cheek Biting?
  • Are There Safe Dry Socket Home Treatments?
  • Can a Blood Blister on the Tongue Heal Quickly?
  • Could a Food Allergy Make My Mouth Change Texture?
  • Does Palatal Tori Cause Cancer?
  • Does Toothpaste Cause Thrush?
  • How Did White Spots Get on My Top Lip?
  • How Do You Go About Finding the Right Dentist?
  • How Do You Replace Teeth?
  • How Does Dental Extraction Affect Pregnancy?
  • (More)

  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
  • The Body
  • Research Studies
  • Meet Our Experts

    NetWellness Expert Alfredo  Hernandez

    Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
    Case Western Reserve University


    Last Updated: Nov 20, 2015