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Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush

Posted 14 Jun 2016 by

-- Bacteria and other germs can set up shop in your toothbrush, so it's important to take steps to keep it cleaner. Here are recommendations from the American Dental Association: Replace your toothbrush often. Before and after you brush, rinse the brush well in an antibacterial mouthwash. If you prefer a commercial brush sanitizer, make sure it been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more

Related support groups: Xerostomia, Oral and Dental Conditions, Toothache, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Dental Abscess, Periodontitis, Prevention of Dental Caries, Stomatitis, Angular Cheilitis, Aphthous Stomatitis

Health Tip: Dealing With Mouth Sores

Posted 18 Jan 2016 by

-- Mouth sores usually go away on their own within a week, but one that lasts longer should be examined by a dentist or doctor. The American Dental Association mentions these possible causes: Having a fungal, bacterial or viral infection. Having irritation from sources such as a loose orthodontic wire, poorly fitted dentures or the sharp edge of a broken filling or tooth. Having a disease or disorder that produces mouth sores as a side effect. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Aphthous Ulcer, Aphthous Stomatitis, Angular Cheilitis, Aphthous Stomatitis - Recurrent

Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?

Posted 10 Dec 2015 by

-- Gum disease develops when the tissues surrounding your teeth become inflamed, often due to infection. The condition may lead to tooth loss. The American Dental Association mentions these possible warning signs: Gums that bleed easily. Gums that are tender and may be red or swollen. Gums that recede from the teeth. Bad taste in the mouth, or bad breath. Teeth that feel loose. Dentures that no longer fit the gumline. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Aphthous Stomatitis

Health Tip: Avoid Canker Sore Pain

Posted 3 Aug 2015 by

-- Canker sores are painful lesions that tend to develop inside the cheek or lips, on the gums or under the tongue. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice to help ease canker sore pain: Avoid chewing gum. Steer clear of foods that are particularly spicy, crunchy or hard. Use a soft toothbrush after every meal, and floss daily to rid your mouth of lingering food. Talk to your doctor if you develop frequent canker sores. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Nystatin, Aphthous Ulcer, Clotrimazole, Chlorhexidine, Canker Sore, Hibiclens, Peridex, Biotene Mouthwash, Saliva Substitutes, Mycostatin, NeutraSal, Nilstat, Caphosol, Fusospirochetosis - Trench Mouth, Betasept, Oxy Oral, FIRST Mouthwash BLM, Cough-X Cough Relief, Bio-Statin

Taking Multivitamins Won't Prevent Canker Sores, Study Says

Posted 5 Apr 2012 by

THURSDAY, April 5 – Although vitamin deficiencies have been linked to canker sores, taking a daily multivitamin won't prevent this common mouth ailment, a new study finds. The study found that people with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), the medical name for canker sores, received no benefit from taking a daily multivitamin as a preventive measure. Previous research on canker sores had shown a benefit to patients with vitamin deficiencies when they took large doses of vitamins. Participants in the new study did not have significant vitamin deficiencies, and the vitamin dose was much smaller – although still equivalent to the recommended daily dose. Patients taking a placebo treatment had no more episodes of the oral lesions than those taking a vitamin regimen. "Giving patients prone to RAS multivitamins did not reduce the duration or frequency of canker sores, so in clinical ... Read more

Related support groups: Vitamins, Multivitamin, Dietary Supplementation, Aphthous Ulcer, Metanx, Neurobion, Cod Liver Oil, Estroven, Cerefolin, Cerefolin NAC, Thera, StressTabs, Folbee, Daflon, B Complex 100, Abidec, Folbee Plus, Nephrocaps, Super B Complex, Foltx

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