Oral and Dental Conditions

Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Burning on the Tip of the Tongue [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with lesions on her tongue, as well as bare patches with raised erythematous borders.

May 1, 2016 Issue
Fluoride Varnish for Preventing Dental Caries in Children and Adolescents [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Topically applied fluoride varnishes are safe and effective in preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. There is little information about adverse effects or treatment acceptability. Family physicians should consider incorporating fluoride varnish into childhood preventive care visits.

Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Fluoride: The Family Physician's Role [Editorials]

Fluoride is an important aspect of good oral care. With 181 million Americans not visiting the dentist annually, family physicians have an essential role in oral health care.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Screening for Oral Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders [Article]

Learn how to differentiate temporomandibular disorders from other common causes of jaw pain, and find out about the latest evidence on pharmacologic and on pharmacologic treatments.

Feb 1, 2015 Issue
Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Five Years of Age: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at six months of age for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.

Nov 1, 2014 Issue
Mouth Pain with Red Gums [Photo Quiz]

A man presented with diffuse erythema of the gums with mild edema and tenderness. The patient had thick deposits at the gum line that could not be wiped off.

Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Salivary Gland Disorders [Article]

Learn how to distinguish between inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic causes, and recommended treatments for each.

Dec 15, 2013 Issue
Smell and Taste Disorders in Primary Care [Article]

Smell and taste disorders can be challenging to diagnose because of the large number of potential etiologies. Patients are often unable to provide a clear history of symptoms, because they frequently cannot distinguish between difficulties with smell and taste. Standardized questionnaires may be hel...

Aug 15, 2011 Issue
A Bubble Under the Tongue of a Child [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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