Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

  • 4 Reasons Gingival Hyperplasia Should Be Treated Without Delay

    Most people already know that gums can recede, but far fewer have heard about gum enlargement. This is more properly known as gingival hyperplasia, although it may also be referred to as gingival overgrowth or hypertrophic gingivitis. In any case, this is a condition characterized by an overgrowth or thickening of gum tissue around the teeth. In severe cases, the teeth may even be covered completely. There are several reasons why someone might develop gingival hyperplasia, including hormonal changes, certain medications, or simply poor oral hygiene.

  • Cracking the Code: Decoding the Language of Dental Examinations

    Demystifying the jargon surrounding dental examinations can often seem like decoding a complex language. This blog post will facilitate your understanding of this critical topic. Read on to explore how you can become fluent in the language of dental exams. Understanding Basic Dental Terminology To begin with, the terminology used in dental examinations may seem arcane, but with a little explanation, it can be understood. Caries This refers to tooth decay or cavities.

  • Emergency Dental Care: Immediate Relief for Toothaches

    Toothaches are more than just an unpleasant inconvenience: they're also a sign that something is wrong in your mouth. The presence of pain suggests that there's an infection you need to resolve, a crack in a tooth, or a problem with a nerve. Regardless of the cause, it's important to treat dental pain as an emergency. The urgency of your approach should depend on how bad the toothache is and other signs and symptoms.

  • Enamel Erosion Explained

    The layer of enamel that covers the surface of your teeth may be thin, but it's tough enough to protect the soft pulp layer of your teeth from bacteria and prevent your teeth from being damaged from the friction that occurs when you chew and bite into hard foods. Enamel does not repair itself when it gets damaged, so it's important to protect it whenever you can by taking steps to keep your teeth healthy.

  • If You've Been Clenching Your Teeth, Read This

    Clenching or grinding your teeth, especially in your sleep, is called bruxism. It is actually dangerous for your oral health in the long term. Not only do the pressure and friction lead to pain, but you can actually crack teeth and cause bone loss in your jaws. Most people have clenched their teeth in their sleep or when they were not paying attention at least once in their lives, but for a lot of people, this is a chronic condition.

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    Oral Health Link to Whole Body Health: A Blog

    You may have heard that cavities and oral decay are linked to things like heart disease, and, in fact, your oral health affects your entire body. Hi! My name is Brenda, and I like to look at things holistically. Because of that, I created this blog. I plan for its posts to look at the link between dental issues and other health issues. I hope that the people who visit this blog learn a few tips about oral care as well as gaining a deeper understanding of why it's so important. Healthy smiles indicate a healthy body, and I hope this blog helps you achieve both!