10 Common Dental Problems And How To Avoid Them

03/14/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For a relatively small space, your mouth has a whole lot going on, health-wise. As the Mayo Clinic (charmingly) puts it, your kisser is "teeming" with bacteria -- most harmless, but left alone, capable of causing real problems in your overall oral well being.

We all know that the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth, thoroughly, twice a day and many of us have been begged by our dental hygienists to actually floss. Cosmetic dentist and Huffington Post blogger, Dr. Thomas P. Connelly, adds that a morning tongue scraping is a "huge" part of overall oral health. What else can you do and what should you be on the lookout for? Check out our slideshow of 10 of the most common dental problems and (when possible) how to avoid them.

What's Really Going On In Your Mouth? 10 Problems And How To Avoid Them

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