Category: Dental Problems

This section gives advice on all you need to know about common dental problems and complaints. How do you identify problems? What can you do at home to alleviate them? How can you prevent these dental problems from recurring? What dental care can the dentist provide to treat dental diseases?
We will cover all of these common problems and concerns.

The Damaging Effects Of Bulimia On Our Teeth

The Damaging Effects Of Bulimia On Our Teeth

Bulimia is an eating disorder which can affect anybody but is most common amongst females, especially younger women. The condition seems to be primarily psychological in origin and associated with a person’s dissatisfaction with their own body image. A person’s ...

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Oral Lichen Planus – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Advice

Oral Lichen Planus – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Advice

What is Lichen Planus? Abbreviated as LP, it is an inflammatory condition of the skin, which can also affect the lining of the mouth, the tongue, or even the gums. In the mouth it appears as white, lacy patches on ...

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My Crown Fell Out – What Should I Do?

My Crown Fell Out – What Should I Do?

A tooth that is badly damaged, decayed or discolored can often be restored with a crown or cap, so that it looks indistinguishable from a natural tooth and usually it gives many years of trouble-free service. It is however possible ...

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Do You Have A Metallic Taste In Your Mouth?

Do You Have A Metallic Taste In Your Mouth?

A metallic taste in the mouth can be unpleasant and is not that uncommon. There are several possible explanations for the condition ranging from those which can be easily remedied to more serious underlying medical problems.   Metallic taste in ...

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Dental Fluorosis – Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Dental Fluorosis – Causes, Treatment And Prevention

Dental fluorosis is the name for a mottling condition of the teeth, usually whitish in color, caused by excessive amounts of fluoride becoming incorporated into the outer enamel layer of a tooth. The damage occurs as the enamel is developing ...

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Angular Cheilitis – Symptoms, Causes and Cures

Angular Cheilitis – Symptoms, Causes and Cures

Angular cheilitis is a condition in which one or both corners of the mouth are inflamed and sore. It is also known as cheilosis, angular stomatitis or perlèche, and is characterized by inflammation of the skin or mouth lining at the ...

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How To Get Rid Of “Black Hairy Tongue”

How To Get Rid Of “Black Hairy Tongue”

Black hairy tongue is a condition which sounds alarming and gross, but is actually quite harmless and often goes unnoticed. It refers to the top of the tongue, towards the back usually, becoming darkened with a coating which actaully can ...

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What Is “Tooth Resorption”? Can It Be Treated?

What Is “Tooth Resorption”? Can It Be Treated?

Tooth resorption is loss of hard dental tissue, but not from decay. This means that the substance of a tooth is broken down by certain specialised body cells and then absorbed. Resorption thus causes some of a tooth, generally in ...

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A Look At The Issue Of Supernumerary Teeth

A Look At The Issue Of Supernumerary Teeth

What is a supernumerary tooth? Simply put, it is one that is present in addition to the normal set of thirty-two permanent ones and can be found in almost any region of the dental arch, although most tend to occur ...

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The Common Causes and Treatment of a Loose Tooth

The Common Causes and Treatment of a Loose Tooth

Our teeth are not set in stone, as it were. In other words, they are not solidly set into the jaw bone but rather are suspended in their sockets by means of an encircling network of fibres between the root ...

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