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Why are my gums sensitive once a month?

YANMD but about once a month a week before my period, my gums are sensitive. I have very good oral hygiene so this bothers me. Obviously it is likely to be hormonal but what can I do about it?
posted by turtlefu on Sep 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Discussing a partner's bad breath.

How do you talk to your partner about their bad breath? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Chip off the ol' molar

How worried should I be about my chipped tooth? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 21, 2009 - 11 answers

How exactly will my dentist fix these cavities?

Cavities: I have one in both of my two front teeth, one of which is fairly significant. Both of them are on the outside edge of the respective teeth, and thus sandwiched between my front teeth and the teeth next to them. How will a dentist fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2009 - 14 answers

I have black hairy tongue! Yikes! Advice?

Following some dental adventures, I seem to have some lingua villosa nigra, aka "black [hairy] tongue". Reportedly harmless, but is there anything (a) I should know or worry about, and (b) I can do to quash it on the double? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Aug 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Why is mint the premier flavour for dental hygiene?

A question from the young 'un I couldn't answer. There are lots of clean crisp flavours out there: why are toothpaste, floss and other dental/oral products stereotypically mint-flavoured, and not, say, clove or cinnamon? Is it simple popularity, or is there a technical reason?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 16, 2005 - 24 answers

Do you sleep better when you brush your teeth before bed?

Do you sleep better when you brush your teeth before bed?

Most of the time, I do brush before bed. But on the rare occasions when I forget or I don't feel like it or I'm too tired, I find that my sleep is MUCH less fulfilling. Obviously, it could be the conditions that cause me to not brush that contribute, but I'm wondering if anyone else has seen the same thing.
posted by Caviar on Oct 9, 2004 - 7 answers

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