What is acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis?Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a disease of periodontal tissues, characterized by destruction of the gum tissue at tooth’s necks, particularly in spaces between teeth. It can be extremely painful. Affected gums are yellow or white in the areas near tooth. Bleeding is also possible, specially if the zellowish white coat is removed from the gum surface. Potential accompanying symptoms are fever, bad breath and swollen lymph nodes. Read more
What snacks are healthy for your teeth?
- Wholemeal products. White bread is much more harmful in terms of oral health, such as wholemeal bread.
- Fresh vegetables or fruits.
- Plain yogurt with fruit. It is better to buy plain yogurt and than add fresh fruit at home. Purchased fruit yogurt are usually filled with sugar. Read more
Where can fluoride be found?Fluoride can be found as an active ingredient in many dental products, such as toothpaste, mouthwashes, gels, and varnishes. Routinely use of small amounts of fluoride prevents the risk of caries. Fluoride reduces the loss of minerals from tooths enamel and accelerates remineralization, which means that the parts of the tooth, which are softened consolidate and thereby caries is less likely to develop. Fluoride also affects the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The effect of fluoride is increased while having a healthy diet and good oral hygiene. Using fluoride is safe and effective and therefore, according to the professional doctrine, also recommended. Read more
What are sports mouth guards?
When doing sport you can damage oral mucosa, teeth and gums. To protect them against trauma, protective mouth guard can be made. Dentist take an impression of the teeth and dental technician then produces a mouth guard, that is made for each individual.
Sometimes even athletes do not know that the sport in which they are involved require this kind of protection. Some teens simply do not like their appearance and do not want to be the only ones who wear it. Others say that mouth guard is uncomfortable to wear or they have problems with speaking and breathing. Despite these difficulties, it is important that the sport mouth guards are regularly used.Read more