If you don't include your tongue when doing your daily dental hygiene, you're not protecting yourself from tooth and gum problems. Brushing your teeth and flossing only gets rid of part of the threat to your good dental care. Here is why your tongue is an important part of taking care of your mouth everyday. The Tongue is a Home for Bacteria Your tongue is covered with tiny bumps called papillae.
5 November 2015
Necrotizing sialometaplasia is an inflammatory, ulcerative condition that affects the salivary glands. Here are four frequently asked questions you may have about it. What are the signs of necrotizing sialometaplasia? If you have necrotizing sialometaplasia, you will notice an ulcerative lesion inside your mouth. This lesion can occur at any of the salivary glands in your mouth, though most of the time, the salivary glands in the roof of the mouth are affected.
14 September 2015
If you are missing most or all of your teeth, getting dentures can give you back your confidence. However, there is a learning curve associated with new dentures as your mouth learns how to use the dentures properly. Check out these four common problems associated with new dentures. An Improper Fit If it doesn't feel like your dentures fit properly, it may just be that your mouth hasn't gotten used to them yet.
10 August 2015
Are you currently suffering from gingivitis? If so, giving one of these all-natural methods a try may go a long ways in helping to alleviate your symptoms. 1. Do A Sea Salt Rinse Doing a sea salt rinse can be a very effective way of helping to treat gingivitis. Salt water works great at helping to reduce swelling in your gums. As an added bonus, doing these rinses is quite simple.
15 July 2015
You might blame stress for those fine lines and headaches. However, did you know that stress is harmful to your teeth and gums too? Here are a few tips to stop stress from damaging your mouth. Periodontal Disease Stressed individuals are at a higher risk for periodontal disease: inflammation and infection that can ruin the gum tissues. The Problem: When you are stressed, your body, including your mouth, has a harder time fighting off infection.
17 June 2015
Unlike conventional dentures that merely rest on your gums and rely on suction to stay in place, supported dentures are attached to an implant that is surgically infused into your jaw. This gives the dentures added support, meaning that they are less likely to fall off or slip while you speak or eat. Implant-supported dentures are also more comfortable, as they put less pressure on the gums and thus do not cause canker sores or need adhesive pastes to remain intact.
2 June 2015
Newly inserted dentures usually remain in place because their base closely conforms to the shape of the gums. Your new dentures should be stable as you speak or chew, and retain suction when fitted correctly. However, the shape and size of the gums and bone that support the artificial teeth will usually change over time, resulting in loss of suction or a poorly fitting denture set that is uncomfortable. This however does not mean that you necessarily need new dentures, as there are methods that can improve the retentive qualities of your existing set and prevent the formation of flappy gum tissue under it.
6 May 2015
Over the years, your teeth may start turning yellow. This can happen for a lot of reasons – whether it's because you failed to brush often or you smoke every day. Luckily, thanks to these steps, your teeth can look white and beautiful again. Scrub Teeth with Apple Cider Vinegar If you are looking to whiten your teeth without having to spend a fortune, you can try using apple cider vinegar on your teeth.
7 April 2015
Many people who do a good job of brushing and flossing don't think about cleaning their tongue as part of their dental hygiene. Dentists know that your tongue is a source of bad breath and can hide cavity-producing bacteria. Here is why cleaning your tongue is an important part of your daily dental cleaning habits. How Your Tongue Contributes to Bad Breath and Tooth Decay Your tongue moves food around in your mouth as you chew, mixing it thoroughly with saliva to start the digestion process.
16 March 2015
How do you combat dental pain? Some people deal with it by choosing the unorthodox (and dangerous) method of avoiding dental consultations. Of course, there are also conventional dental pain management techniques such as the use of anesthesia or prescription painkillers. However, there are other non-medical routes that you can take such as: Electronic Anesthesia Electronic anesthesia achieves the same effect as conventional anesthesia, but without the administration of drugs. It can take several forms.
24 February 2015