A dental abscess is a painful swelling filled with a thick fluid that is yellow in color (pus). There are two types of dental abscess, a gum abscess (also known as a periodontal abscess) and a tooth abscess (also known as a periapical abscess). Abscesses can form when the inside of your mouth is [...]
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Cold sores are a painful infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Known commonly as fever blisters, these blisters can appear on any part of the body but are commonly found on the outside of the mouth and lips. After forming, blisters break to form a contagious sore that lasts between 7 to 10 [...]
Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. Taking care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you - - you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene. Babies are born with all their teeth [...]
Cavities, also referred to as tooth decay, or dental caries, is the breakdown of the hard tissues of the tooth. This breakdown, or demineralization, is caused by acids produced by the bacteria found in plaque. This damage can lead to the formation of pits or holes (cavities) and will eventually require professional treatment. Your [...]
A canker sore is a small, painful sore that develops inside the mouth. The medical name for it is aphthous ulcers. These shallow sores can be found on or under the tongue, inside your cheek or lip, at the base of the gums, or on the soft palate. Canker sores can appear in single [...]
Teeth tartar, also known as dental calculus, is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration. It creates a strong bond that can only be removed at a dental clinic. Tartar formation contributes to trapping newly-formed plaque and bacteria, making it more difficult to remove them. Susceptibility to acquiring [...]
A burning sensation in the mouth is a common feeling that can happen due to a number of disorders. When this burning sensation happens along with other symptoms, this can be indicative of several health conditions. However, up to 15% of older patients may experience a burning sensation in the mouth despite the absence [...]
The tongue is an organ of the human body with a very uneven surface, the tiny rises and falls of the rough surface make a perfect place for bacteria to live and grow. In fact, it is this unevenness in comparison to the smooth surface of the teeth that leads to it containing much [...]
Orthodontics, commonly known as braces are a method used to straighten the teeth a provide a more dazzling smile, leading to increased self-confidence; as well as a method to ease oral care, since straighter teeth are easier to clean hence decreasing the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. However, it is crucial to [...]
Bleeding gums that occur during brushing or flossing -while can be alarming- is a common occurrence; sometimes the reason for this can be as simple as brushing or flossing too hard, however, sometimes the reasons are not as simple as all that. One of the main reasons for bleeding gums is plaque, which builds up [...]