Ill-fitting dentures can cause a lot of problems inside your mouth. They can make your gums swollen and sore, they can cause blisters inside your mouth, and they can lead to cracking and swelling at the corners of your mouth. The latter problem is known as cheilosis. Here are four things you need to know about this painful and unattractive complication of dentures. What are the signs of cheilosis? If you have cheilosis, also known as cheilitis, you'll notice that one or both corners of your mouth are cracked and sore.
- The overall health of your mouth, teeth, and gums is imperative, but you should also pay attention to your smile's appearance. While a healthy smile is necessary for eating and speaking, an attractive smile can boost your self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately, minor imperfections of your bite affect both your comfort level and your appearance. Crossbites, underbites, and overbites may have similar causes, but they all require professional treatment. Considering very few people have perfectly aligned teeth, understanding issues affecting your bite is smart for treatment.
- Globally, around 1.5 percent of all pregnant women test positive for the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. Unfortunately, congenital syphilis can kill an unborn child, with other serious side effects for children that survive the infection. Children with congenital syphilis sometimes suffer from a condition called Hutchinson teeth. Learn more about the effects of congenital syphilis in children, and find out how the condition can affect a child's teeth. About congenital syphilis
- Everyone wants a straight smile, but few people are naturally born with one. If you are an adult with crooked teeth, and you don't want the embarrassment that comes with traditional metal braces, there are many invisible options available. Check out these six options to fix your crooked teeth in secret. Ceramic Braces Ceramic braces are basically the same as traditional metal braces. Instead of being made from metal, however, they are crafted to be less noticeable.
- One of the most widely used elements in general dentistry is fluoride. While many patients have heard of this substance, few understand exactly what it is used for. As such, below are four commonly asked questions regarding fluoride: What Exactly is Fluoride? Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that can be found in soil, water, and many foods. The earth has an abundant supply of this material, with fluorine (the main part of the compound) being the 13th most abundant element found on the earth's crust.