The Word Of Mouth Blog




18th May 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health,smile, dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthWhite patches on the gums can be a sign of more serious issues like leukoplakia. If you have white patches, visit the dentist for tests, diagnosis and treatment. Here’s more.

Main takeaways:

– Canker sores, tobacco leukoplakia, oral lichen autoimmune condition, oral thrush (Candida infection), and oral cancer all appear as white patches.

– Accompanying symptoms include bleeding, sensitivity, open sores, swelling, cotton-like sensation, cracking, redness and metallic tastes.

– A blood test, biopsy and study of medical history will help in diagnosis.

Please clean your teeth twice daily and visit the dentist for check-up.

Read more here:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321454.php

 


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16th May 2018 Uncategorised

Many people experience pain when their wisdom teeth come in, but there’s a reason why these molars are problematic.

Key takeaways:

– Our ancestors needed these “extra” teeth to chew hard roots and tough meats, and their jaws were larger to accommodate the teeth.

– Modern diets don’t require big molars, so when these teeth come in they often do it at an awkward angle.

– The human jaw has evolved and become smaller, so wisdom teeth don’t have room to come in and push other teeth out of place.

– These teeth can easily cause infection along the gumline.

Prevention is key, so get your wisdom teeth checked by your dentist if you notice any discomfort as they come in.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-we-need-our-wisdom-teeth/


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9th May 2018 Uncategorised

A bad taste in the mouth is often caused by easily treatable problems and can be cured without visiting the dentist. If the problem is due to simple factors such as bad dental hygiene, medications, or diet, then the remedy can be as simple as:

– Brushing and flossing teeth properly and regularly

– Changing the medication but only under doctor’s orders

– Eating healthily while avoiding problem foodstuffs and drinks

Sometimes a persistent bad or strange taste in the mouth can be an early indication of more serious “health issues and medical conditions” and should be discussed with the dentist who will assess the problem. You can find out more at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321438.php.

 


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1st May 2018 Uncategorised

In severe cases of gum disease gums recede and roots of teeth are exposed making them vulnerable and sensitive. Following treatment for gum disease, a gum graft may be required to cover these roots.

Main points:

– Gum disease is preventable with proper oral hygiene at home and regular dental cleanings.

– Receded gums make teeth look longer and the gum line uneven.

– Exposed roots are often extremely painful and sensitive.

To avoid gum disease, maintain good oral habits, eat a healthy diet, and see a dentist regularly.

“Before getting a gum graft, your dentist will evaluate your smile and attempt to treat your gum disease without surgery.”

Article:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/

 



25th April 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health,smile, dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthIf you meet the necessary conditions, your dentist might recommend implant-supported bridge treatment rather than a regular bridge. Where a regular bridge is supported by the surrounding teeth, the dental implants offer extra strength and security.

The criteria:

– You must have at least one tooth missing

– There must be sufficient jawbone to support an implant

– You must have good oral health.

If you have gum disease or another type of oral health condition, it’ll need to be fully treated before you can be considered for this procedure.”

Read more about candidature for implant supported bridge treatment here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/who-is-a-candidate-for-an-implant-supported-bridge/

 

 


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18th April 2018 Uncategorised

Patients with gum disease that has advanced beyond mild gingivitis have periodontal disease. For them, a dentist may recommend periodontal treatment to remove concealed tartar (bacterial deposits), restore the health of the gums, and save the affected teeth.

– Periodontists are specialist dentists who treat diseased gums, inflammation and any resulting damage.

– Gum disease and bacterial buildup are significant causes of tooth loss.

– Having regular dental checkups helps to minimise the risk of periodontal problems.

Left untreated, periodontitis and the body’s natural inflammatory response will, unfortunately, destroy soft tissue and jaw bone.

Click here for more detail. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321168.php

 



11th April 2018 Uncategorised

teeth, health, smile, dentist,dentalhealth, oralhealthParents should take their children to the dentist or orthodontist by their 7th birthday. As baby teeth fall and permanent teeth erupt, its easy for orthodontic issues like bad bites and crowded teeth to develop.

Key points:

– Orthodontic treatment makes it easier to clean teeth, thus enhancing oral hygiene.

– Protect your child’s self-esteem by treating their underbite, crossbite or overbite.

– Early orthodontic treatment will ensure perfect oral health for your child, thus saving you time and money.

Visiting the dentist is also good for preventing cavities and gum disease.

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-early-orthodontic-treatment/

 


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7th April 2018 Uncategorised

It seems that there may be a means to effectively prevent cavities from forming with a potential vaccine. What does this concoction contain?

– One of the main ingredients is a bacteria known as Streptococcus mutans.

– This substance is then combined with E. Coli as well as proteins referred to as flagella.

– These proteins are then used to physically “clean” the teeth as well as to help prevent cavities.

“You will still have to brush their teeth twice a day to avoid a trip to the dentist.”

Read here for more details:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4906656/Don-t-like-seeing-dentist-Try-tooth-decay-vaccine.html

 


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5th April 2018 Uncategorised

A dental bridge can last over 10 years if you look after it – here are a few tips to help.

Top Tips

– Avoid very hard sweets and nutshells as these can damage your bridge.

– Clean and floss your teeth and bridge thoroughly.

– See your dentist for regular dental check-ups and a professional clean.

Looking after your bridge and the surrounding teeth will help to keep the bridge healthy and prevent gum disease.

“Tooth decay underneath the crowns that hold up the dental bridge is one of the most common problems associated with dental bridges.”

Article:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170922/Care-for-Dental-Bridges.aspx

 


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29th March 2018 Uncategorised
Acid reflux is medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and can erode your enamel. This often results in chipped and discoloured teeth. You can now repair and restore your damaged smile through cosmetic dentistry.
Key takeaways:
– Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells to cover up cracked, chipped, and discoloured teeth.
– Dental bonding is another method to cover up imperfections in teeth.
– Dental crowns restore the function, shape, and appearance of teeth.
Get your acid reflux treated to avoid further damage.
Learn more here:

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