Tonsil stones are small, off-white color waste found in the back of your throat. They can cause difficulties such as inflamed and red tonsils, painful swallowing, and bad breath.
Tonsil stones are small, off-white color waste found in the back of your throat. They can cause difficulties such as inflamed and red tonsils,...Continue reading
Your smile is one of the first things someone will notice about you. Having a big smile on your face gives you several advantages in life. When you smile, you appear more approachable, confident, and capable to others.
Your smile is one of the first things someone will notice about you. Having a big smile on your face gives...Continue reading
Saliva in your mouth improves your ability to taste, chew, and swallow. Enzymes in saliva aid in digestion. Saliva also neutralizes acids in the mouth and restricts bacterial growth. This decreases the chances of tooth decay. Dry mouth happens when your salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to retain the wetness of your mouth....Continue reading
A tooth is considered to be “non-vital” or dead if it no longer receives blood flow. A tooth can die in a matter of days, or gradually, from months to years by an injury or decay. The event of a dead tooth mainly depends on your dental hygiene.
A tooth is considered to be “non-vital” or dead if...Continue reading
Oropharyngeal candidiasis or oral thrush is a medical condition caused by fungus overgrowth in the throat and mouth. This fungus is usually present in the digestive tract, mouth, and skin of all healthy people. It is generally kept in balance by the body's healthy bacteria and immune system. When this balance is disturbed, it...Continue reading
Gingivitis marks the earliest stage of periodontal disease, which causes inflammation of the gums (gingiva). If not treated on time, it can lead to severe gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss.
Gingivitis marks the earliest stage of periodontal disease, which...Continue reading
Canker sores are one of the most prevalent forms of mouth ulcers. Medically known as "aphthous ulcer," canker sores are tiny, superficial wounds that grow on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the bottom of your gums. They are common in younger adults and women but can happen at any age. Most canker sores get cured on their...Continue reading
A gummy smile exposes three millimeters or more of gum tissues under the upper lip, whereas a typical smile shows two millimeters or less of gum tissues. A gummy smile can adversely affect the overall aesthetics of your smile. More women suffer from this condition than men. However, it can be corrected through suitable treatment...Continue reading
Invisalign aligners are removable, comfortable, and a nearly invisible substitute to dental braces. The Invisalign treatment involves a series of invisible aligners that steadily move teeth into their correct position.
Ignoring or delaying oral healthcare has significant repercussions for seniors. When routine oral healthcare is overlooked, many easily preventable or treatable dental conditions get worse and cause pain, infection, and tooth loss.