Diabetes and Oral Care

Posted on : 02-03-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Diabetes may affect the whole body, including your mouth. Dental care is essential for people having diabetes because they face a higher than normal risk of oral health issues due to poorly controlled blood sugars.

Dental Sealants and Tooth Decay

Posted on : 25-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Techniques, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth, the premolars and molars. The purpose of coating teeth with sealant is to avoid tooth decay.

Risk Factors for Periodontitis

Posted on : 17-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Periodontal disease is a serious disease which destroys teeth supporting bone and gum tissues. Teeth are supported by the gums, or gingiva and bone. A tooth’s root is affixed to the bone within its socket by fibers called periodontal ligaments.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Posted on : 09-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentistry for Children, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Gum disease or periodontal disease, called Periodontitis, begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and may end with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds teeth.

Infant Oral Care is Important

Posted on : 02-02-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health

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Parents are surprised when dentist tells them that their infants can develop tooth decay and cavities after appearance of teeth. This is because they think infants are not prone to tooth decay and cavities.

Oral Cancer

Posted on : 26-01-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Oral cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in any part of the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.

Side Effects of Medication on Oral Health

Posted on : 17-01-2015 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Oral Health

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Certain medications may have negative effects on oral health. Medicines are made and taken to make you feel better. However these lifesaving and curing substances, whether taken orally or injected, have risk of side effects.

How to Prevent Oral Cancer

Posted on : 09-12-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health, Preventive Dentistry

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Cancer is defined as the uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissue. Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that affects the mouth. It can form in the lining of the cheeks, gums, roof of the mouth, tongue, and lips. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore that does not go away. Oral cancer includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheek, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.

Pain After New Filling or Restoration

Posted on : 02-12-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dentist and Dentistry, Oral Health

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After the dental filling or restoration is done a blue or red paper is put between restored teeth and the dentist asks to bite on it. Patient is asked if it is too high when bite down and if patient feels that the filling is trimmed down.

Faults and Failures of Complete Denture

Posted on : 26-11-2014 | By : Haddon Suttner | In : Dental Implants, Oral Health

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Complete dentures are a kind of artificial teeth that cover the entire jaw. Complete dentures may be used for the upper or lower jaw, or both if needed.