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Taste comes from tiny molecules that are released when you chew, drink, or digest food or liquid.
July 05, 2024

How do we taste…and why does it go wrong? 

Our sense of taste is important for our health and happiness. Taste helps us make choices about the foods we...

Oral Health, Taste disorders
Brush and floss regularly to prevent or control gum disease.
July 02, 2024

Gum disease: By the numbers

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a leading threat to dental health and the most common cause of...

Gum Disease, Dental Health, Oral Health
Dr. Michael Collins (far left) and Dr. Alison Boyce (far right) spoke with patient community members about their experiences with FD/MAS.
June 27, 2024

More than two decades of NIH research gives answers on a rare disease affecting bones, skin, and the endocrine system

Why do patients with fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright Syndrome break their bones so easily? Or hit puberty as early as infancy?...

NIH Research, Rare Diseases, Dental Health, Skin Conditions
Mouth health is important for overall health and well-being.
June 25, 2024

Your smile (and mouth) can tell you more than you might think

While you might not realize it, your mouth plays an important role in your health and well-being. Good oral health...

Dental Health, Oral Health