Although jaw ache is a fairly common problem, if you experience it, you shouldn’t ignore it nor hope it will go away on its own. There are various causes of jaw ache including: – Teeth grinding – Teeth clenching – Gum disease – Cavities – Abscess Jaw ache can lead to issues such as migraine, muscle tension and ear ache. As the causes are linked to oral health, you should book a visit to the dentist who will be able to advise the best treatment … … “Or, if you suspect that the grinding is most likely related to stress, visit your GP or confide in a friend for help in managing your stress levels.” More information is available here: https://www.glamour.co.za/wellness/fitness-exercise/this-is-why-you-should-never-ignore-jaw-ache-17536395
Have you been looking for ways to protect your teeth while lessening trips to the dentist? You might be surprised to learn that oral bacteria can play an important role. Let us briefly examine what many scientists have discovered in recent years.
– Some types of ‘beneficial’ bacteria can help to prevent fungal infections within the mouth.
– These helpful bacteria also play a role in reducing inflammation.
– Taking antibiotics too frequently can kill these ‘good’ bacteria.
– Limit the use of antibiotics to only the most serious infections — so you will protect the ‘good’ bacteria.
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Whether to replace one tooth or several, an implant-supported bridge is probably what your dentist will recommend. Once a patient is deemed to be a good candidate for this form of restorative work, the actual procedure is quite simple and relatively quick. Basically, the steps are as follows:
– Implants are fitted and fixed into the jawbone
– The implants are allowed time to fuse with the bone
– A temporary bridge will probably be fitted while the permanent bridge is constructed
Sporting injuries to the mouth are quite common for children and a mouthguard can often prove to be the difference between minor and serious damage to the teeth and gums. A store bought mouthguard will provide a certain degree of protection but is not as good as one that is made to fit. A dentist can mould a mouthguard to the individual shapes and contours of the teeth which gives:
Tea, coffee, red wine and smoking are well-known causes of yellow or discoloured teeth but antibiotics could also be a contributing factor. This is particularly true in the case of children who may also have been exposed to antibiotics while still in the womb.
Those most affected are children:
– who were given antibiotics before the age of eight