The Word Of Mouth Blog



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30th May 2018 Uncategorised

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind for anyone undergoing wisdom teeth removal.

Key takeaways:

– Some swelling, discomfort, and bruising in the area are to be expected.

– You can take painkillers to help with the discomfort, or any other medication prescribed by your dental surgeon.

– Stitches are removed 1 week after surgery, and healing should be complete after 2 weeks.

Your dentist will let you know about the best ways of speeding up the recovery process while at home.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321657.php


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25th May 2018 Uncategorised

You might be concerned if you notice a bit of blood when flossing. While this could be completely normal, there can be other instances when blood signals a more serious issue with your teeth or gums. What does the average dentist have to say?

– Those who have just begun to floss could initially irritate their gums.

– Flossing incorrectly could cause your gums to bleed.

– It is best to floss vertically (up and down) as opposed to side-to-side.

“You shouldn’t bleed when you floss unless it’s your first time flossing in a long time. ”

Learn more here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-i-know-if-im-flossing-correctly/

 


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23rd May 2018 Uncategorised

Problems with your gums, lips, cheek lining, teeth and tongue can indicate more serious issues in your body. Here are signs to look out for.

Summary:

– While two or more cavities at the same time could be a sign of diabetes.

– Worn tooth enamel could mean you have acid reflux.

– Bleeding gums is a sign of acute gum disease, which can result in kidney and heart disease and stroke.

– White patches are a warning sign for oral candidiasis, dry mouth and oral cancer.

See your dentist immediately for treatment.

Read more here:

http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40%22.

 



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.

Book an appointment with our periodontist

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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