Archive for May, 2015

Dental cysts and granuloma

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Periapical lesion is a term used to describe various inflammatory changes and processes around the tip of the root (in the bone surrounding the tooth).

There are many things that can cause these changes and the most common one is the infection of the dental pulp, or tooth nerve to be more precise, which occurs as a result of untreated caries. The infection spreads from the root canal in the area ...

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Common problems with third molars

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The third molar, also known as wisdom tooth, is the eighth and last tooth that grows in the jaw. It usually appears in the 20s when a person becomes ‘wise”. This is actually a residue of evolution when people needed all their teeth for crushing and grinding hard food. Today, these teeth, because of the types and ways of food consumption, have lost their purpose. Since they can lead to ...

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Bad breath – causes and treatment

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Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be caused by many factors such as food, decayed teeth, gum disease, cigarette smoking, dry mouth, diseases of the sinuses or airways, certain general health conditions, use of certain medications or inadequate oral hygiene. Your dentist can help you find the exact cause of this phenomenon and if it is related to your mouth, they will provide an appropriate therapy.

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An introduction to gingivitis and periodontal diseases

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Gingivitis and periodontal disease belong to the group of diseases of the supporting apparatus of teeth. According to numerous international studies, these diseases, in addition to dental caries, are the most widespread diseases in humans. It is believed that the vast majority of adults and about 30% of children have this disease and what makes them even more serious is the fact that they are the major cause of tooth ...

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New WHO guideline clamps down on intake of free sugars

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Glucose, fructose, sucrose and table sugar are all examples of free sugars. These sugars are found naturally in honey, syrups and fruit juices, but can also be added to food and drink by manufacturers.

The World Health Organization (WHO) explain that much of the sugar consumed these days is concealed within processed foods that are not necessarily perceived as “sweets.” WHO provide the example of 1 tablespoon ...

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Avoiding Bad Breath – How caring for your teeth and mouth can reduce bad breath

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Bad breath is a huge turnoff to people.  Meeting people for the first time may wind up being your last time if your breath stinks!  Bad breath and halitosis can make you feel self conscious and embarrassed.  However, your dental professional can recommend you good ideas on how to combat bad breath.  This may in turn lead you to better success with business, dating, and have a better self confidence.

 

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Tooth decay: sugar industry ‘behaved like tobacco manufacturers

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When the science first established that sugar was the damaging component in tooth decay – and when the sugar industry saw there was this unquestionable harm – its trade organizations ignored dentists’ calls for restricting intake, and instead deflected the debate elsewhere, influencing public health research in food producers’ favor. Those are the allegations of researchers who have trawled a previously unexplored source of industry documents from the 60s.

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