A dentist trip can be nerve racking when you know you have to have a tooth extracted. But when a tooth is so damaged that it needs extraction, it poses a danger to your overall health. Abscesses can form that lead to septicemia due to bacteria entering the bloodstream. You should always have your teeth X-rayed before an extraction to see if there are other issue that need to be dealt with before the tooth is removed.
While in some cases bad breath is just an annoyance, it can also be a hint of an underlying problem. There are some surprising illnesses and conditions that can cause bad breath, so read on to learn more about this problem and what to do about it.
What are the causes of bad breath?
There are really two types of bad breath; the temporary and the more permanent. If you've had garlic or onions for lunch, you can almost count on having a temporary case of bad breath.
Are your teeth in such bad shape that you find yourself keeping your mouth shut during family photos? If your teeth have seen better days and your smile isn't what it used to be, you might be looking at some of the cosmetic options available for fixing chipped, stained or otherwise worn out teeth. One option that is becoming increasingly popular is porcelain veneers. Here are four reasons why this cosmetic option might be right for you.
If your child's pediatric dentist finds that your child has one or more cavities, then he may recommend the use of anesthesia while removing these cavities and putting in fillings. Toddlers have a very hard time holding still, and certain aspects of getting and preparing for one or more fillings may be very scary to them. By using anesthesia, your child can simply sleep through the procedure and they won't remember a thing.
Dentists have a new oral appliance that can fix a number of things wrong in your mouth. ALF stands for "alternative lightwire functional," which refers the appliance's light wire springiness placed in the back of each side of your lower mandible. This appliance is at the foreground of ALF therapy, which fixes all of the following things.
The ALF appliance is worn all the time. It is not removable except by your dentist.