Oral Care

The Importance Of Saliva Testing For Oral Care

The use of a saliva test is gaining popularity as a way of assessing oral health in addition to many other health conditions.

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Gingivitis During Orthodontic Treatment

There are ways you can prevent gingivitis during orthodontic treatment. Here’s how.

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

If fear is keeping you from getting the regular care your teeth need, take a close look at these key tips for overcoming the nervousness you might experience at the dentist’s office.

Can Periodontal Disease Bacteria Kick-Start Alzheimer’s?

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

5 Exercises To Relax Your Jaw And Alleviate TMJ

Specific exercises can be followed to relax the jaw muscles and alleviate TMJ.

Coping With The Frustration Of Oral Thrush

Coping With The Frustration Of Oral Thrush

A balanced diet and consistent dental hygiene are reliable preventative measures. If you contract the disease, consider some home remedies that have been used successfully.

Tonsil Stones: How To Prevent Them

Tonsil Stones: How To Prevent Them

There are quite a few reasons as to why tonsil stones are formed in the body. If you do not brush your teeth properly, food particles will remain in your mouth and will allow bacteria to grow.

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

Mouth-Watering Relief For Dry Mouth

The medical term for dry mouth is the Greek word Xerostomia, which is quite a mouthful itself. Xerostomia can be caused by dental disease, bacteria, and/or hygiene, along with any number of medical conditions and medical therapies. Painkillers, diuretics, you name it - the fact is that the drugs we take for everything from depression or diarrhea can cause dry mouth as an annoying side effect.

Could More Dental Patients Could Be Spared The Drill?

Could More Dental Patients Could Be Spared The Drill?

Dental caries, otherwise known as tooth decay, is the most common infection in the world and probably the one producing the most anxiety in potential dental patients. Caries goes through two stages: an initial non-cavitated state where decay can stop and no filling is needed, and a later cavitated state where a filling is often needed to stop decay from progressing.

Denture Pain Signs, Symptoms And Causes

Denture Pain Signs, Symptoms And Causes

Most denture pain is caused by bacteria being present in the mouth, on the denture, and against the roof of the mouth under where the denture is worn. When bacteria are not removed effectively and the denture is worn for an extended amount of time, redness or yeast infections can develop.

The Signs And Symptoms Of Canker Sores

The Signs And Symptoms Of Canker Sores

Canker sores are usually smaller than cold sores, only taking up about three to six millimeters of space. They are round or oval with a red or raw appearance. If you have multiple canker sores or canker sores in the throat, it is most likely due to a virus such as the strain that causes cold sores.

Can Hidden Tooth Infections Predispose You To Heart Disease?

Can Hidden Tooth Infections Predispose You To Heart Disease?

Dental root tip infection - or apical periodontitis - is a bodily defense reaction against microbial infection in the dental pulp. Caries is the most common cause of dental root tip infection. Today, information is increasingly available about the connection between oral infections and many common chronic diseases.
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