2015

3 Oral Hygiene Tips for Thrombocytopenia Sufferers

Thrombocytopenia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low platelet count. Platelets are blood cells that are essential for clotting, so without enough of them, you will bleed easilyand will have a harder time stopping the bleeding. This can cause problems throughout your body, and your mouth is no exception. Thrombocytopenia can make your gums bleed, and when this happens, it's hard to keep up your oral care routine. Here are three tips for caring for your mouth when you have thrombocytopenia. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Erythematous Candidiasis

Erythematous candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by candida albicans. This fungus is naturally present inside your mouth, but in some cases, the fungus can overgrow and lead to an infection. Here are four things you need to know about this infection. What are the signs of erythematous candidiasis? If you have erythematous candidiasis, your oral soft tissues will be red and sore and you may notice red patches. The tongue is usually the most affected. Read More 

How Flap Surgery Can Save Your Teeth

Periodontitis is a gum disease that affects millions of Americans. The disease causes the gums in your mouth to become sore and inflamed, and when the body works to fight the disease, your gums can be adversely affected. Your dentist may refer you to a periodontists to have a specialist treat the disease. One treatment being used to address severe periodontitis is called flap surgery. Flap surgery is a procedure periodontists use to remove the plaque and tartar that can cause gum damage and tooth loss. Read More 

3 Potential Causes Of A White Patch On The Soft Tissue Of Your Mouth

Optimal oral health consists of proper maintenance of both the hard teeth and bone on your mouth as well as the soft tissues of the tongue, gums, lips, and inner cheek area. Have you recently noticed a discolored white patch on your soft tissue? Make an appointment with your dentist for a proper evaluation and diagnosis, but here are a few of the potential causes. Cheek Patch: Linea Alba Read More 

Four Foods To Avoid In The First Few Weeks And Months Of Wearing Dentures

Getting a good pair of dentures is essential if you want to protect your mouth and maintain a somewhat normal diet into old age. But annoyingly, having to apply more adhesive and refit a new pair of dentures that fell out isn't uncommon while you and your body are first getting used to your dentures. If you're careful to avoid these four foods in the first few weeks and months of wearing dentures, you're significantly less likely to have excessive problems. Read More