Slap Lesion Physical Therapy Treatment Before and After Surgery What is a SLAP Lesion? SLAP is short for Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior, or from front to back. The labrum is the rim of cartilage found in the shoulder socket. An injury or tear to this part of the body is a SLAP lesion, which typically results from overuse, trauma and accidents such as falling onto your outstretched hand. What are the symptoms of a SLAP lesion? A person with a SLAP lesion or injury has shoulder pain, which becomes worse with throwing activities or when reaching overhead. The person may also experience someRead More →

Bad Breath and Gingivitis Does this sound familiar to you? My dentist and hygienist mentioned that I had irritated gums as they cleaned my teeth. This is a symptom of gingivitis. Gingivitis can be a stepping stone to major problems in the mouth and gum line. It can lead to periodontal disease, which is a much more serious problem with the potential for actual bone loss. Halitosis (bad breath) could be related to a gingivitis infection as both are caused by bacteria. Red, swollen and/or bleeding gums characterize gingivitis. These symptoms are most evident upon flossing and sometimes from brushing. Bacteria cause gingivitis. And bacteriaRead More →

Oral Hygiene And Heart Disease There are many obvious reasons to take good care of you’re teeth and gums, for instance having white, attractive teeth, fresh breath, no cavities, less dental trips, gum disease, and gingivitis. However, researches have discovered recently that having good oral hygiene can also lead to a healthy heart. Research has shown that people who have periodontal also have a much increased risk of having thicker carotid arteries which can lead to heart disease and stroke. This means that, the higher amount of plaque you have in your mouth is going to equal higher amounts of plaque in your heart andRead More →

Bad Breath and Chewing Tobacco Summary: Smoking tobacco can cause bad breath and chewing tobacco does the same thing. Bad breath or in medical term halitosis is a result of poor oral and dental hygiene and can be a sign of other health problems. In addition, it is also caused by eating raw onions or garlic. Bad breath is sometimes temporary and will be gone in a matter of days. Most commonly, bad breath is caused by anaerobic bacteria living in your mouth. We all have these bacteria in our mouth, which only means that we can have bad breath anytime anywhere. If you don’tRead More →

Regrow Gums Naturally How do you prevent gum disease? In order to be free from any gum diseases, you must first understand gum diseases and the cause of the problem. Gum disease or also known as “Periodontal disease” is a type of disease that involves the inflammation of the gums or “gingiva” which may lead to the loss of the bones around the teeth. Periodontal disease is different from “gingivitis” because gingivitis is the inflammation of the gingiva but with no bone loss. So how do you prevent gum disease? Or better yet, how do you know that you have a gum disease? There areRead More →

Causes Of Halitosis Most people think that bad breath is caused only by poor dental hygiene. However,chronic bad breath,a condition known as halitosis,can stem from various medical problems,dry mouth and even the Atkins diet. If you have a consistent bad breath problem it is wise to visit your dentist in order to determine the cause of the problem.There are several possible reasons for bad breath such as dental decay, or gum disease.The dentist can diagnose other problems which cause bad breath including yeast infections of the mouth,dental caries,poorly fitting dental appliances and periodontal disease. The medical condition dry mouth – also called xerostomia – canRead More →

Common Bad Breath Causes Summary: In knowing the common bad breath causes helps us understand people with this condition. Have you experienced having someone close to you- a friend maybe, which happens to have stinky breath? Or, that you have a hard time telling someone that she/he has a bad breath? I understand because I had the same experience and no matter how much we wanted to tell that someone who has the terrible flaw, we still can’t do it, even if you can, the thought of spitting the words out is not easy. But, before we start feeling bad for anyone with bad breath,Read More →

Natural Oral Health Care Products Are the Recipe for Healthy Teeth and Gums Contrary to what television commercials and magazine advertisements would have you believe, you don’t need the chemicals in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other oral health care products to tackle gingivitis, periodontal gum disease, dry mouth, or bad breath. In reality, many of those advertisements mislead you into believing that simply using mouthwash will combat periodontal infection. In fact, the plant soaps, essential oils, vitamins, and herbs in natural oral health care products are often more effective in the treatment of gingivitis, in periodontal disease prevention, in dry mouth treatment, and in theRead More →

{Naturally, some people have bad breath, which is caused, by bacteria {Food particles that are left over in your tooth socket will decay and rot in your teeth. This will cause bad breath if not gotten rid of. Thus, this is one of the causes of tooth decay. Bad breath from this source can be avoided.|Hydrogen sulphide is one contributor of bad breath. Bacteria that act on food particles during digestion release it. So, if you must get rid of bad breath, then avoid any accumulation of hydrogen sulphide in the mouth.} {If you are having a medical problem that makes you short of saliva,Read More →

Is Bad Breath A Sure Sign Of Gum Disease? The answer is no! While bad breath is a possible sign of gum disease, other common causes crop up as well. For example, tonsil stones can cause bad breath. Tonsil stones are created when decaying food debris collects in the crevices of the tonsils and becomes compacted into what are referred to as “stones.” You can have bad breath from tonsil stones without having any gum disease at all. Post-nasal drip can also cause bad breath, as the discharged mucous provides a rich food for the anaerobic bacteria that cause bad breath, helping them to multiplyRead More →

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