If you're looking for a natural remedy for a toothache, you may be considering using cloves or clove oil. Traditionally used to treat tooth pain, the essential oils in cloves have some advantages and disadvantages when applied topically to your teeth. Before applying this oil or chewing on a clove or two, you should weigh the pros and cons. The Advantages of Clove Oil The essential oil in cloves, eugenol, has painkilling and antibacterial benefits.
Dental implants have provided a solution to replacing missing teeth. The implants are made of a titanium screw that acts as a replacement of the root of a tooth. Dental implants will help you restore your beautiful smile because every aspect about them resembles that of natural teeth. With more research in the health sector, better dental implants have been developed to improve the feel, appearance and functionality of artificial teeth.
Mouth cancer, somethings referred to as oral cancer, can develop if the cells on your lips or inside your mouth mutate; such mutations allow cancer cells to grow and divide, eventually accumulating into a tumour. This often occurs on the lips, though it can also happen on the soft tissue of the mouth, salivary glands, oesophagus, or tonsils. It has been predicted that 60% of people with oral cancer will survive for 5 years or more, but diagnosing the problem at an early stage can dramatically increase your chances of survival.
During teething, some babies develop a lump on their gums when a tooth is about to come through; older children may also get these lumps before a permanent tooth erupts. Often known as eruption cysts or teething blisters, these bumps usually look like a bluish or even blackish bruise or blister on the gum and are typically caused by bleeding under the skin, according to Healthdirect Australia. Is there anything you need to do if your child gets an eruption cyst?
Teeth straightening is a procedure that many dental clinics have expertise in, as it's something many children and young adults need to have performed. However, teeth straightening procedures in adults is a little bit different, as many adults are reluctant of getting ordinary, steel wire braces placed in their mouth, which is the most common tooth straightening procedure performed on children. If you're an adult in the need of teeth straightening, you should know a little bit about the different options available to help you avoid standard braces.
Hello, my name is Jack. I am now 79 years old. As you can imagine, my teeth have taken something of a battering over the years. I lost a couple of teeth in a bar fight, four more decayed and one had to be extracted when it became infected. After losing so many teeth, my dentist suggested that I have dentures fitted. I was worried about this but my dentist was really great. He helped explain the procedure and then did an excellent job. I love my new dentures and I wanted to start this blog to offer help to others.