Tag: ‘Mouth’

Problems with dry mouth

Problems with dry mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a state where there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. It is a condition that has multiple causes, and it is sometimes possible to treat it, or at least make the situation more comfortable. Saliva is important to keep the mouth moist and clean teeth. It neutralizes the acids produced by plaque and gets rid of dead cells that accumulate on the gums, cheeks and tongue. Saliva also prevents infection by reducing the number of bacteria and fungi in the mouth. And nutrition, saliva helps digest food by making them soft.

There are some problems that may arise from xerostomia:

1. The risk of gum disease increases when the mouth is dry;
2. The risk for cavities also increases because the saliva limit the growth of bacteria that is part of a clean food debris and plaque;
3. Saliva enhances the ability to drip and swallowing food and in addition, the enzymes in saliva help digest food; xerostomia compromises so food because it reduces the ability to appreciate and digest food ;
4. Have a dry mouth can also make it difficult to wear dentures (dentures and partials) because contact with the gums is painful when they are dry.

Symptoms of an abscessed tooth

Symptoms of an abscessed tooth

Having a dental abscess can be very unpleasant if not painful. An abscess is actually an infection that has reached either a tooth or the gum around a tooth. People realize they have an abscess when they begin to feel pain, although an abscess may develop for weeks without really having trouble. Therefore, the main symptom is severe pain in the mouth, which comes from the infected tooth, but can also be spread across the side of the face.

Other symptoms may also indicate if an abscessed tooth is about to occur:

1. Gums become red and swollen, with swelling around the tooth;
2. Chewing food becomes painful when the infected tooth is in contact with food or with other teeth;
3. An infection can cause fever, leading to general fatigue and even headaches;
4. After the swelling has occurred, pus may come out of the abscess and drain into the mouth.

This could have a bad taste, and it is recommended to spit out the mouth instead of swallowing it, but the pain is generally calm after the pus.

Sensitive teeth, drink cold or hot !

Sensitive teeth, drink cold or hot !

Sensitive teeth pain? pain that pierces you? Teeth are a sensitive reaction to one or more teeth triggered by hot food, cold, sweet or sour and beverages. The pain may even be triggered simply by breathing through the mouth in cold weather. Sensitive teeth are not reserved for old age, often young people also know the feeling.

Dentists estimate that 15-30% of the population suffer from hypersensitivity. The painful tooth sensitivity due to cold temperatures and / or hot (food, beverages, air), should be carefully interpreted as a warning signal that the tooth roots, which are normally protected by the enamel hard or gums are exposed.

The tooth root may be exposed following the failure of the enamel coating of teeth, recession of the gums, gingivitis, plaque between teeth and gums, teeth cracked and / or grinding teeth. The best prevention for sensitive teeth is a good oral hygiene, regularly clean all your teeth and mouth using a toothbrush with soft bristles.

Action against sensitive teeth.

Above all, learn and practice the correct technique of brushing. When in doubt, your dentist or his assistant can tell you the proper technique. Second, use of toothbrushes that have only soft proven effective cleaning soft but perfect. Studies have shown that a soft toothbrush clean and protect teeth better than hard brushes. Thirdly, use a toothpaste with a low abrasion value (RDA level 25-50). If this value is not indicated on the package, contact the manufacturer and only use products that declare their level of abrasion.

Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

More toothbrushes are soft, the better!

Too big, too thick, too hard, most toothbrushes generally have the same denominator. This also applies to toothbrushes “medium” marketing term that is often recommended, it is also true for most toothbrushes for children. Be sure to mention the brushes (soft ultra-soft) and in particular on the surface of the brush (small). Use a toothbrush extra soft, with little head about 2 cm long, and / or brush teeth Fresh isolated (Solo model).

Adopt new technology especially the strand tapered very significantly higher than that of regular strands.

The role of the toothbrush.

The main function of the toothbrush is to remove dental plaque, ie destroy the evolving structure of the film to make the mass of the plate harmless. A total elimination of the plate is not possible or desired, because a sterile mouth is extremely unhealthy. Only bacterial relatively thick layers and old cause cavities and gum inflammation. And of course, always brushing “pink to white!” Or, in the sense of the gum around the tooth.

Difference between the hair and the hair usually taper.

The revolution of the conical pile (Konex): 6 times end, he reaches the most extreme places in between the teeth that are responsible for 90% of caries, increases very significantly the surface cleaning and gives you comfort Special brushing!