Entries by kathy

Diabetes and Oral Care

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. Control of blood sugar is inversely proportional to oral problems, the less controlled blood sugar results in more oral health […]

Risk Factors for Periodontitis

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. Gums are not cement attached to the teeth. A shallow, V-shaped gap called a sulcus […]

Symptoms of Gum Disease

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. Gingivitis or gum inflammation usually precedes periodontitis. However, not all gingivitis progresses to periodontitis. In the early stage of gingivitis, bacteria in plaque buildup, causing the […]

Infant Oral Care is Important

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. Most of the infants facing oral issues are victim of baby bottle tooth decay. Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by […]

Oral Cancer

Cancer is a disease of the cells of the body. Human body is made up from millions of tiny cells. There are many different types of cell in the body, and there are many different types of cancer which arise from different types of cell. What all types of cancer have in common is that […]

Causes of White Tongue

The tongue appears white or pale yellow and coated when the surface is colonised by bacteria or fungi, and dead cells become trapped between the small nodules on the tongue.A coated tongue is not a disease and is not usually a sign of anything serious. It’s usually only temporary.You can try gently brushing it with a tongue scraper […]

Tongue Infection

Tongue infection is very bothersome for a person suffering from it and often interferes with daily activities of life like eating, swallowing, speaking. The tongue mainly consists of muscles which are covered up with the mucous membrane. It has taste buds on its surface that enable us to taste the food that we eat. The […]