Tuesday 26 January 2021

The tongue is a mirror of your health and it should be checked and cleaned on a daily basis. It is the most flexible muscle in our body, it helps us talking, swallowing and food tasting. When healthy, the tongue is pink and covered with papillae. In this article we will mention the most common tongue-related issues, their causes and gravity.

Thrush or yeast infection is most common in older adults or babies due to reduced immune system (cased by immune-weakening diseases such as Diabetes, Cancer, HIV, leukemia) or certain medications such as antibiotics. In case you have this condition, do visit the dentist to get a medical treatment. Here are the most common symptoms you should be aware of: 

Friday 15 January 2021

When do Your Gums Need Help?


 It is well known fact that dental health should be taken seriously. Breaking the golden rules of regular tooth brushing, using dental floss and mouthwash as well as paying a visit to your dentist at least twice a year will only do you harm. Even though cavities is associated by many with poor dental health, there is yet another oral issue that is worth emphasizing and that is gum disease. Almost half of the adults over 30 at some point in their life will experience gum disease. The good news is that it is curable if treated on time. Yet, first you need to know if you have it right? Here are the most common signs you should look for  when brushing your teeth.

Bad Breath 

Bad breath a.k.a halitosis is unpleasant and many will try to cover it up with mints, mouthwash or breath fresheners however, if it is persistent one should not neglect it. There might be different causes for halitosis such as underlying gum disease, tongue bacteria, bad oral hygiene or acid reflux. If you are not sure whether your breath smells nice, you may try to smell the tooth floss or ask a friend for an honest opinion. Halitosis might be a hideous sign for an underlying gum disease. 

Tuesday 12 January 2021

Oral Infections and Systemic Diseases

Can oral and dental diseases be the cause of systemic disease?

 Most certainly, the oral cavity and teeth are the most infectious focus in our body, which is why they can be the reason for the onset of focal disease outside the oral cavity.

What is focal infection and focal disease? 

Any inflammation that is focused and localized somewhere in the body and poses a potential threat to spread to certain remote areas of the body whether it is down to the mediastinum or up to the brain is a focal focus or infection. Diseases of distant organs and systems that are caused by limited pathological processes in the body are called focal diseases.