Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing. It is one of the most common reasons people go to the dentists, after tooth decay and gum disease. Most of the time, individuals with bad breath are unaware they have it. Even though it is not life threatening, it can be a serious social problem that can damage an individualâ€™s self esteem and confidence, giving rise to depression. Bad breath can cause extremely embarrassing situations in social interactions and relationships at work and in your personal life as well. Individuals who suffer from halitosis tend to avoid interactions for fear of embarrassment and to avoid any awkward interactions.
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A tongue cleaner (also called a tongue scraper or tongue brush) is an oral hygiene device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. The bacteria and fungi that grow on the tongue are related to many common oral care and general health problems. In addition, decaying bacteria produce volatile sulphur compounds on the rear of the tongue; these molecules account for 80 to 95 percent of all cases of halitosis (bad breath). Continue reading
Dry Mouth Mouthwash
Dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that can interfere with everyday activities, such as eating, talking or sleeping. Some common symptoms of dry mouth include:
- Bad breath
- A sticky, dry or sore mouth
- Cracking at the corners of the mouth
- A red and parched mouth
- Blisters and mouth ulcers
- A pebbled look to the tongue
- Difficulty eating dry or spicy foods
- Waking up with a dry mouth at night Continue reading
Tooth implant infection
One of the prime causes of dental implant failure is infection. However, in the United States at least, this is very uncommon. Dental implant manufacturers make great efforts to sterilize and package their dental implants so that there is no bacterial contamination. The mouth contains many potentially harmful bacteria that lurk in the gums tissues and any of these bacteria can possibly invade the area around an implant. Continue reading
If you’re searching for an OraMD Review or OraMD Reviews – then the chances are you’re trying to get a cure for bad breath and/or gum disorders. It’s no secret that your dentist’s solution (fluoride toothpaste) simply doesn’t work. If it did – you wouldn’t be looking for a review of OraMD. For years we’ve all been completely misled by the toothpaste makers. So – if you’re going to brush your teeth twice a day – better make sure you’re using a natural product that will do the job. Continue reading
Abscess Tooth Symptoms
What is an Abscessed Tooth?
A tooth or dental abscess is a localized collection of pus in a sac formed by disintegration of purulent material from a bacterial infection. Invasion of bacteria which cannot be drained results in abscess. An abscessed tooth can be further classified into periapical, periodontal or gingival abscess depending on its location in the oral cavity.
- Periapical abscess: located at the apex of anÂ infected tooth surrounding the roots. Continue reading
Dry Socket and Its Management
What is a dry socket?
Dry socket or also known as alveolar osteitis is aÂ common complication occurring after theÂ extraction of a permanent teethÂ especially the lower wisdom teeth. The term â€˜alveolarâ€™ refers to the jawbone that supports teeth while â€˜osteitisâ€™ refers to the inflammation of the bone associated with the extraction socket.
The conditionÂ has generally been characterized by degraded orÂ delayed healing associated withÂ breakdown or dislodgement of the blood clot in the extraction socket. It is usually accompanied by persistent, radiating pain in and around the extraction siteÂ within a fewÂ days after extractionÂ that is notÂ easily relieved by pain killers. The premature loss or breakdownÂ of the blood clotÂ is accompanied byÂ exposure of the underlying bone. Continue reading
How to Decide Whether to Brush Your Tongue
Brushing your tongue may not be a common thing to do but this is one area where one should be incorporating in your oral hygiene regime. The tongue is a habitat for oral microorganisms therefore there is a potential need for tongue cleaning to be a part of our daily oral hygiene. Continue reading
How to Rinse to Remove Plaque
Tooth brushing is generally effective in removing food debris and plaque on our teeth. However there are certain sites and conditions inside the mouth that could not be cleaned merely by toothbrushing alone. Therefore other plaque removal methods and devices should be utilized other than toothbrushing in our oral hygiene regime, which includes rinsing. Continue reading
How to Clean Dentures
Having dentures adds a new responsibility to your life. Like how your car requires maintenance throughout the years, your denture does so too. Proper care is needed to keep dentures fitting properly and comfortably, and it is your own responsibility to do so. Continue reading