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How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Candice
Bad breath can develop due to different types of issues. The most basic is because of poor oral health. Bad breath can affect those around us and hence our confidence when speaking. We are going to see some ways we can deal with bad breath. How to deal with Bad breath The most basic remedy for bad breath is brushing teeth and flossing regularly. Plaque accumulates on the teeth which has bacteria and causes bad breath. Brushing should be done at least twice a day and floss once. You should use a toothbrush that is comfortable for your teeth and will not bruise your gums. The use of mouth wash adds to better oral health and improves the breath. Choose a mouthwash that kills germs and freshens up your breath. Rinsing on a daily basis will improve your breath. The tongue is an important body part and should be cleaned too. If possible scrape the tongue to remove the coating of bacteria. Brush your tongue gently with your toothbrush or a specialized brush to keep your breath freshened up. You should be cautious about the foods you eat. Some foods like onions and garlic are sour and have sour breath when eaten. When inhaled into the lunges such foods may cause bad breath .Smoking should be stopped if you are working on freshening your breath. Smoking has a lot of negative effects on your health. Nicotine pouches may help tame the habit and improving your breath. Chew sugarless gums especially after eating. The gum will stimulate the mouth to produce saliva that cleanses the mouth. Keep the gums healthy. Unhealthy gums because of periodontal diseases can accumulate Bacteria that may cause bad breath. Moisten your mouth when you notice it is dry. Take water and chew sugarless gums to help moisten the mouth. If you continue experiencing bad breath after taking those measures it is better to visit the dentist. Contact our professionals for more checkups....
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Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?

Posted on 7/4/2022 by Candice
Occasional dental x-rays are essential in ensuring your teeth and gums are in a healthy state. Dental x-rays allow our specialists to analyze the interior of your teeth and detect any underlying dental problems such as tooth decay, infections, dental injuries, or tumors. Dental x-ray procedures are safe and you will be exposed to low levels of radiation. However, this procedure is not recommended for pregnant women in order to protect the unborn child. The only exception is when a pregnant woman develops a severe tooth infection. This infection may travel through your blood and get to your baby causing pregnancy complications such as premature delivery or miscarriage. Safety precautions for dental x-rays during pregnancy In the event that you develop a severe tooth infection during pregnancy and you cannot avoid a dental x-ray procedure, you will be required to take precautions to safeguard your unborn child. Our practice recommends wearing a lead apron that covers your stomach area and a lead collar to cover your neck region. These protective covers will safeguard you from radiation. Practicing good dental hygiene habits is essential in reducing the need for dental x-rays while you're pregnant. A healthy dental routine may be achieved by visiting our offices for occasional dental cleanings, brushing at least twice a day, and flossing at least once a day. We also recommend a balanced diet with foods rich in calcium, vitamin C, vitamin D, and potassium. These vitamins and minerals will keep your teeth strong and healthy throughout your pregnancy. Your diet should also have low sugar content to prevent dental caries. Book an appointment with us for more information and tips on how to maintain strong and healthy teeth during your pregnancy for you and you and your baby....
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Clinical management of oral cancer

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Candice
Oral cancer manifests as malignant tumors that grow in the squamous mouth and throat cavity. The dentist notices sign of oral cancer mainly during your routine check-up. When detected early, oral cancer patients have a high survival rate. Symptoms may appear as white or red sores with pus, swollen lymph nodes, oral pain, and bleeding in the mouth cavity. OMS surgeons are highly trained to manage oral malignancy. Management of oral cancer Management of oral surgery begins with a close physical examination of the oral cavity, including the roof and floor, throat, tongue, cheeks, and lymph nodes in the neck. The dentist also performs brush and tissue biopsy to check if tumor cells have any malignancy under a microscope. The surgeon could also use X-rays, CT, MRI, and endoscopy to examine for malignancy. After diagnosis, treatment begins and varies depending on the type, place, and stage of the condition of cancer. Therapy options include radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted treatment. In radiation, beams are aimed at the tumor for specific periods during the day for a while. These beams kill the cells and stop their regrowth. Chemotherapy involves administering medication to kill cancer cells, while targeted therapy involves helping drugs that target cancer cells specifically and kill them. For patients not responding well to other procedures, immunotherapy is advised to reverse and interfere with cancer cell growth. After tumor removal, the face may need to be reconstructed to rebuild the bones and tissues of the mouth. Artificial palates and cups may replace missing teeth, tissue, and bones. This helps restore function and appearance. Surgical cancer treatment could bring adverse effects like sore throat, dry mouth, infections, and prosthetic fit problems. Treatment procedures like chemotherapy could have other products like hair loss, anemia, and bleeding....
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All Posts:

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
7/18/2022
Are Dental X-Rays Safe During Pregnancy?
7/4/2022
Clinical management of oral cancer
6/20/2022
What is full mouth reconstruction.
6/6/2022
What Are Those Things in The Dentist Office?
5/23/2022
Side Effects of Tooth Extractions
5/9/2022
What You Need to Know About Correcting Overbites and Underbites
4/25/2022
What Is a Cone Beam Image
4/11/2022
What Are Dental Implants?
3/21/2022
New dental technology for transforming smiles
3/7/2022
FAQs About Reconstructive Surgery
2/21/2022
An Oral Appliance May Treat Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms
2/7/2022
Signs You Need to Call Us for Wisdom Tooth Extraction
1/24/2022
A Deeper Look into Dental Bridges
1/10/2022
How to Make Sure Your Oral Surgery Recovery Goes Smoothly
12/23/2021
Are Implant Supported Dentures Better than Standard Dentures?
12/10/2021
When Might You Need To Get Jaw Surgery?
11/22/2021
Bone Cyst Tumor Treatment
11/8/2021
The Importance of Anesthesia During a Dental Implant
10/25/2021
Dental Bone Grafts
10/11/2021
How We Customize Mouth Guards for Your Specific Needs
9/21/2021
Your Diet Can Improve Symptoms of TMJ
9/6/2021
What to Eat After Your Wisdom Tooth Removal
8/23/2021
How to Tell if the Bone Density of Your Jaw Is Dropping
8/9/2021
Talk with Us If You Struggle with Ringing in Your Ears
7/26/2021
Chewing May Start to Hurt if You Have a Dental Crack You Did Not Know Of
7/12/2021
Understanding the Oral Biopsy Process
6/21/2021
Do I Need to be Referred to an Oral Surgeon Through My General Dentist?
6/7/2021
How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea
5/24/2021
Signs of TMD That Most People Do Not Think Of
5/10/2021
Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery
4/26/2021
What Type of Education Does an Oral Surgeon Receive?
4/12/2021
Full Mouth Reconstruction
3/22/2021
What are the Signs of Dental Bone Graft Failure?
3/8/2021
What is Considered Dental Trauma?
2/22/2021
Do You Know How to Properly Care for Your Mouthguard?
2/8/2021
Who is Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?
1/25/2021
What We Do if We Suspect Oral Cancer
1/11/2021
Why Some Teeth Require a Surgical Extraction
12/21/2020
Dental Health Reasons We Hope You Remove Your Oral Piercing
12/7/2020
What We Offer as Periodontal Services
11/16/2020
What Is an Oral Splint Used For?
11/9/2020
Oral Piercing Infections
10/19/2020
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
10/5/2020
Uses of an Oral Splint
9/21/2020
What to Do Should an Oral Emergency Arise?
9/7/2020
Benefits of Sleeping On an Incline After Oral Surgery
8/24/2020
Talk to Us if You Have Swelling In Your Mouth and a Fever
8/10/2020
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
7/23/2020
Ways We Can Help Treat TMJ Issues
7/7/2020
Why We Want To Help if You Have a Cleft Palate
6/22/2020
Benefits of Getting Dental Implants Instead of Dentures
6/8/2020
Orofacial Pain is Not a Way of Life You Need to Struggle With
5/29/2020
Causes of Rough Skin Inside Your Mouth
5/15/2020
Is It Normal to Get Narcotics After Dental Surgery?
3/20/2020
The Point of Splitting Teeth for An Extraction
3/10/2020
Reasons Cheeks Often Swell After Any Oral Surgery Procedure
2/20/2020
Times Where a Custom Mouthguard Could Keep Your Teeth Safe
2/10/2020
Some Abscesses Need Our Attention to Treat
1/20/2020
When You Should Avoid Ice Following Oral Surgery
1/10/2020
Snoring is Actually a Symptom of Larger Problems
12/20/2019
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options We Can Provide
12/10/2019
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?
11/20/2019
Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2019
When a Tooth Cracks in Half, Can It Be Saved?
10/20/2019
What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
10/10/2019
Crown Fractures Are Something to Call Us About
9/20/2019
Can X-Rays Show Oral Cancer?
9/10/2019
Foods to Keep Around During Oral Surgery Recovery
8/20/2019
Following an Auto Accident, We Need to Check Your Mouth if You Have Pain
8/10/2019
It Is Best to Turn to Us When You Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction
7/20/2019
Is the Ringing in Your Ears Something We Can Treat?
7/10/2019
Why We Sometimes Need to Help You Recover from an Oral Burn
6/20/2019
What Makes the Jaw Hurt
6/10/2019
Not All Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble as They Erupt
5/20/2019
Mouthguards Can Protect Your Teeth from Incidental Damage
5/10/2019
When Is a Bone Graft Considered Healed?
4/20/2019
What We Do During an Oral Biopsy
4/10/2019
Most Common Needs for Dental Crowns
3/20/2019
Is Oral Surgery a Requirement to Treat a Dental Abscess?
3/10/2019
How Bruxism Wears Down Your Enamel
2/20/2019
Do You Need Stronger Sinuses? A Sinus Lift Can Help
2/10/2019
Why Ringing In Your Ears May Stem from a Jaw Problem
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Jaw Reconstruction Recovery
1/10/2019
How to Perform a Self-Exam to Look for Oral Cancer
12/20/2018
How to Get Ready Prior to Oral Surgery
12/10/2018
Having Surgery Prior to Getting Dentures Can Give You a Better Fix
11/20/2018
First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
11/10/2018
Signs to Look for If Your Jaw Hurts Following a Car Accident
10/20/2018
Signs of Osteonecrosis That You Need to Be Aware Of
10/10/2018
How Long is Exercise Off Limits Following Oral Surgery?
9/20/2018
How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?
9/10/2018
Who Needs Apicoectomies and Why?
8/20/2018
When Chewing Gum Hurts Your Jaw, What Do You Do?
8/10/2018
What Happens If Your Child Does Not Get Palate Repair?
7/20/2018
Dangers of Clenching Your Teeth Each Day
7/10/2018
Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Need to Come Out
6/23/2018
You May Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know It
6/13/2018
Common Causes of Pain in the Jaw
5/23/2018
Are You Going to Need an Oral Biopsy?
5/13/2018
How Does a Pulpotomy Differ From a Pulpectomy?
4/20/2018
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth
4/10/2018
Types of Bone Grafting Materials
3/20/2018
Treating a Jaw That Grew Unevenly
3/10/2018
Questions to Ask Your Oral Surgeon Before Getting Oral Surgery
2/20/2018
Piercings Can Easily Get Infected - What Signs to Watch Out For
2/10/2018
Signs You Need to Speak with an Oral Surgeon for TMD
1/20/2018
Checking for Oral Cancer Between Visits to the Oral Surgeon
1/10/2018
How to Spot Signs of Bruxism in Yourself
12/20/2017
How to Maintain Oral Health Following Oral Surgery
12/10/2017
Things You May Do that Cause Your Own TMJ Pain
11/23/2017
The Connection Between Unhealthy Teeth and Ringing in Your Ears
11/13/2017
Do You Have an Infection After Oral Surgery?
10/20/2017
Do Overbites Require Repair or Can They be Left?
10/10/2017
Dealing with a Broken Tooth Until You Can Be Seen
9/20/2017
Managing Mouth Pain at Home Before Getting to Your Dentist
9/10/2017
Benefits of Not Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Extracted
8/20/2017
Are Lumps Inside Your Mouth Normal?
8/10/2017
Mouth Guards Reduce Potential Damage for Those Suffering from Bruxism
7/31/2017
Is Eating a Soft Diet for Too Long After Oral Surgery a Problem?
7/20/2017
How an Oral Biopsy is Performed
6/20/2017
Do You Have TMJ Issues That Need Treatment?
6/10/2017
What Should You Do if You Have an Overbite?
5/20/2017
What are the Signs That You Have an Impacted Tooth?
5/10/2017
Is a Custom Mouth Guard in Your Future?
4/20/2017
How Yogurt Can Help You Recover from Oral Surgery
4/10/2017
Should You Opt for Teeth in a Day?
3/20/2017
How to Handle Graft Pain
3/10/2017
Why You May Want to Keep Your Wisdom Teeth
2/20/2017
When You Need Surgery for a Tooth Abscess
2/10/2017
What to Know Before Oral Surgery
1/20/2017
Healing After Implant Surgery - What to Know
1/10/2017
Reducing Swelling Following a Tooth Extraction
12/20/2016
Recovering from an Oral Cancer Biopsy
12/10/2016
How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?
11/20/2016
Can Your Oral Surgeon Treat Your Apnea?
11/10/2016
Can Your Broken Tooth Be Surgically Repaired?
10/20/2016
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
10/10/2016
Fixing an Underbite
9/20/2016
Defining Impacted Teeth
9/10/2016
Jaw Pain After a Car Accident, This Might Be the Cause
8/23/2016
How to Recover Immediately Following Oral Surgery
8/13/2016
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
7/30/2016
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