Pregnancy Tumors: A Look At This Common Oral Health Issue
13 April 2016
When you become pregnant, there are certain bodily changes you expect. You probably know that your ankles are going to swell, you'll feel nauseous more often, and your skin will start developing stretch marks. But there are other pregnancy-related changes that are not talked about as often. One of these is pregnancy tumors, which are purplish growths that can appear in the mouth during pregnancy. The appearance of these growths can be quite alarming if you don't know to expect them.
Oral Consequences Of Eating Disorders
13 April 2016
Suffering from an eating disorder can have detrimental effects on your whole body, including your mouth. If you or someone you love is suffering from an eating disorder, you might be aware of the effects that it can take on physical health but not on oral health. You should know a few of the different oral consequences of eating disorders.
Bleeding and Swollen Gums
If your body isn't getting enough of the proper nutrition, either due to the fact that you are restricting your caloric intake or purging after you eat, it can lead to gums, or other soft tissues in your mouth, bleeding.
2 Kid-Friendly Antibacterial Mouthwashes To Help Reverse Gingivitis In Children
4 February 2016
Early tooth loss in children is often caused by poor dental care which leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can be reversed if it is caught early on. If it is caught too late, then this may result in periodontal disease. In order to remove periodontal disease, your children's dentist will need to perform a deep cleaning procedure. However, gingivitis can be reversed and removed by improving your child's at-home dental care routine.
Ways To Lessen The Concentration Of Acid In Your Mouth
1 December 2015
The acid in your mouth can directly impact the amount of tooth decay that you incur. Acid demineralizes tooth enamel which promotes the development of dental caries. Here are a few ways to lessen the concentration of decay-promoting acid in your mouth:
Control Oral Bacteria
Acid concentrations increase as the number of oral bacteria increases.
Oral bacteria consume carbohydrates from the food and drink that you ingest and then release acid as a byproduct of their digestive process.