Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer) Directory
Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or spit (chewing) tobacco and excessive use of alcohol. Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. It is important to check regularly for symptoms of oral cancer, such as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If you see something that looks suspicious, make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how oral cancer is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Choosing the Right Dental Care Products
Choosing from dozens of dental products can be daunting. Find out which toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes are best for your teeth.
Foods and Drinks Best for Your Teeth
Your diet can affect your oral health. WebMD tells you what you need to eat - and avoid eating - to ensure a healthy mouth.
An Overview of Dental Insurance Plans
Dental health insurance plans vary widely. Learn what to look for when selecting a plan.
Pregnancy Gingivitis and Pregnancy Tumors
Learn more from WebMD about treating and preventing gum disease and other dental problems that are more common in pregnancy.
In the past 30 years, dental insurance has grown from a rare fringe benefit to standard fare in many employee health-care packages.
Oral Health: The Mouth-Body Connection
Find out why the health of your mouth just may help protect you from diseases of the body.
What Your Dental Health Says About You
What can your teeth and gums tell you about your overall health? Common oral problems have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, and more.
Don't Fear the Dentist
Millions of people fail to get necessary dental care because they're afraid to go to the dentist. Here are some tips to help you overcome your fear of the dental chair.
Slideshows & Images
17 Oral Health & Mouth Problems
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.
The Tongue (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Problems, and More
WebMD's Tongue Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tongue as well as an overview of its function and location in the body. Also learn about conditions, test, and procedures that may affect the tongue.
The Tonsils (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Location, and Problems
WebMD's Tonsils Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tonsils. Also learn about their function, location in the body, and conditions that affect the tonsils.
The Teeth (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Names, Number, and Conditions
WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.