Canker Sore: is an ulcer that can appear in almost any part of the oral cavity: tongue, lips, gingiva, throat, uvula … They are oval, whitish (sometimes yellowish) lesions, shallow and clean.
Cold Sore: are small sores, or blister-like lesions, that appear on the lips, chin, cheeks, inside the nostrils, and less frequently on the gums or the roof of the mouth. They are often called fever blisters. The most common cause of cold sores is the herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1), but sometimes the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) can cause it.
Do you know why teeth cleaning is important? Sitting in the dentist’s chair from time to time for a dental cleaning may seem unnecessary for most people. However, what many are unaware of is that this routine is a fundamental procedure to maintain the health and beauty of teeth and gums. Even if daily care is done properly (brushing and regular use of dental floss), it is normal to have plaque and bacterial plaque, which are responsible for the appearance of periodontal diseases.
Dentures (Prostheses) are substitutes for missing teeth that can be removed and replaced in the mouth. Although it takes some time for the person to adjust to using them and although they are never exactly the same as natural teeth, they now offer a more natural look and comfort when compared to those years ago.
Practicing sports promotes great benefits for the health of the body and mind, however, each activity requires care. There are several different pieces of equipment and accessories used for certain practices in order to protect areas of the body. It’s pointless to take care only of your knees and elbows when your mouth is not properly protected. The mouth guard, a removable attachment to the teeth protects them from any impact.
Whenever we hear about oral diseases, we soon remember about cavities, an old and very common problem. But do you know what it really is and how it acts on your teeth? It all starts with sugar, the favorite food of cavities, but you do not have to cut it out of your life. The problem can be avoided with a good routine of brushing and regular visits to the dentist.
Periodontal disease (known as Gingivitis or Gum Disease) is usually painless and you may not know you have a problem with your gums and supporting bone are seriously compromised. The good news is that periodontal diseases can often be treated in the early stages with scaling and root planing. During a clinical examination, the dentist examines his gums for periodontal problems. An instrument called a periodontal catheter is used to gently measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums.
The procedure known as Root Canal Therapy consists of the removal of the soft tissue that is in the inner part of the tooth, called pulp. The canal is like a tunnel in the middle of the root of a tooth, which must be widened and sealed at a later time, so there is no bacterial contamination…