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Nail Biting and Your Teeth

Nail biting, or onychophagia, is a relatively common habit that affects people of all ages. There are many theories as to why people bite their nails, but most agree that it often stems from stress or may be an activity that’s picked up as a child. Estimates suggest...

Burning Mouth Syndrome

“Burning Mouth Syndrome,” also known as BMS, is a chronic, burning sensation inside the mouth, usually in the lips, tongue or palate. It’s common in postmenopausal women, and affects up to 7 percent of the general population. BMS has been compared to...

The OraRisk® HPV Salivary Diagnostic Test

Oral HPV – Do you have it? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 20 million people in the United States are infected with HPV and there are approximately 6 million...