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ORAL CANCER AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AM I AT RISK FOR ORAL CANCER?

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You are at low risk to develop oral cancer. Maintain healthy lifestyle and read more about this condition.

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You are at greater risk to develop oral cancer. Reconsider your lifestyle and read more about this condition and how to prevent it.

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Do you smoke cigarettes?

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Do you use chewing or smokeless tobacco?

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Do you smoke cigars or pipes?

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How many alcoholic drinks do you typically have in one week?

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TETRACYCLINES

What are tetracyclines?

Tetracyclines are antibiotics, which can stain children’s teeth and rarely change the shape of the teeth. Side effects on the teeth are shown only if the mother takes them during pregnancy or if the children with developing teeth are taking them up to 10 years. So use of tetracycline antibiotics is contra-indicated with them.

What is tetracycline discoloration?

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DIABETES AND ORAL HEALTH

What is gum disease?

Severe inflammation of the gums is called periodontal disease. Gums begin to recess from the teeth, which become optically elongated. Gum pockets that are present around the teeth are filled with bacterial plaque that is the main cause for disease. Advanced periodontal disease treat specialists called periodontists. Without treatment the infection progresses through time. Bone, which supports the teeth and holds them in place, is slowly dissolving and teeth start to wobble and finally fall out. Read more

ORAL CANDIDIASIS

What is oral candidiasis?

Most people have in mouth fungus called Candida albicans. It is present as part of the normal oral flora and and as well as some other fungi, such as Candida tropicalis, glabrata, krusei and parapsilosis. Oral candidiasis is the opportunistic infection. This means, that it develops, if oral environment changes into one, that is even more perspective for thriving of such kind of fungi.
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APHTHOUS ULCERS

What are aphthous ulcers?

Aphthous ulcers are one of the most common diseases of oral mucosa. Ulcers are round or oval sores on the oral mucosa, they are shallow, surrounded with a red border and covered with yellowish coating of dead tissue. They can be very painful.  You can predicts aphthous ulcer will develop in a day or two, when itching pain starts.  Oral mucous is slightly swollen and red on the site where ulcer will occur. Read more

BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME

What is burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth syndrome (glossalgia, stomatodynia, stomatopyrosis) is a burning pain in the mouth without visible pathological changes of oral mucosa. The patient may also complain about change in taste, bad mouth odor and dry mouth. The most commonly are affected women between 55 and 60 years of age. Burning pain often occurs at the tip of the tongue. In patients with dentures as well on the hard palate, lips and gums. It rarely occurs on cheek mucosa, floor of the mouth or throat. Read more

MEDICINES AND IMPACT ON ORAL HEALTH

Can medicines affect oral health?

Many medicines have adverse effects on the health of the oral cavity. These effects are usually short-lived and are reduced soon after you stop taking the medicine. Your dentist should know, what medicines you are taking, including those you buy without a prescription. Read more

FISSURED TONGUE

What is fissured tongue?

Fissures are so-called furrows on the surface of the tongue. They appear at top and sides of tongue and do not spread to other mucous membranes. They may be differently deep, some even up to 6 millimeters. They can merge with each other, so they form a small lobules on the tongue. Read more

FLU AND COLD

How cold and flu affect oral health?

Cold and flu can have a negative impact on oral health. Do not forget about good oral hygiene, even though you do not feel well. Try to avoid sugary medicines and prefer taking those without added sugar. During cold and flu we frequently drink sour drinks. For example, orange juices, tea with lemon and various drinks designed to relieve the symptoms of a cold and flu. They can be good for our general health and can help us to get well. Read more