Oral Cavity

Smell & Taste

Problems with these senses have a big impact on our lives. Smell and taste contribute to our enjoyment of life by stimulating a desire to eat – which not only nourishes our bodies, but also enhances our social activities.

En Español: El Humo del Tabaco Ambiental y los Niños

El humo fumado pasivamente es una combinación del que brota de un cigarrillo ardiendo y el humo que exhala un fumador.

Tonsils and Adenoids

Tonsils and adenoids are the body’s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected.

Oral Appliances

What is an Oral Appliance?

Secondhand Smoke and Children

Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke from a burning cigarette and the smoke exhaled by a smoker. Also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), it can be recognized easily by its distinctive odor.

Pediatric Food Allergies

Dust, mites, pet dander, and ragweed are not the only allergic threats to your child.

TMJ

Open your jaw all the way and shut it. This simple movement would not be possible without the Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ). It connects the temporal bone (the bone that forms the side of the skull) and the mandible (the lower jaw).

Mouth Sores

Oral lesions (mouth sores) make it painful to eat and talk. Two of the most common recurrent oral lesions are fever blisters (also known as cold sores) and canker sores. Though similar, fever blisters and canker sores have important differences.

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)

Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we are too excited to speak. Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use of the tongue, ankyloglossia.

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

What is cleft lip and cleft palate?