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Health Tip: Hormones Can Affect Women's Dental Health

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Hormones may affect a woman's dental health throughout her lifetime. The American Dental Association cites these examples: During puberty, hormones can trigger bleeding, redness and swelling of the gums. Each month during menstruation, a woman may have bleeding and swollen gums, swollen salivary glands or canker sores. These symptoms should subside when menstruation ends. Some women who take birth control pills are more likely to develop a dry socket after oral surgery. Gingivitis, including swelling, soreness, tenderness and reddening of the gums, is possible during pregnancy. Regular brushing, flossing and visits with your dentist can help with all of these issues. Read more

Related support groups: Birth Control, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Menstrual Disorders, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Postcoital Contraception, Premenstrual Syndrome, Period Pain, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Dental Abscess, Menorrhagia, Periodontitis, Dysmenorrhea, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries, Angular Cheilitis

Health Tip: Why Wisdom Teeth Are Frequently Pulled

Posted 1 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Third molars, commonly called wisdom teeth, may make it easier to chew. But they're also a frequent source of pain and discomfort, and are often extracted. The American Dental Association says misaligned wisdom teeth can: Promote bacterial growth and allow trapped food. Make it difficult to thoroughly floss between teeth. Trigger infection, swelling and pain if the teeth only partially break through the gums. Cause crowding of the teeth. If a wisdom tooth is impacted, promote formation of a cyst, which could lead to damage of nearby bone. Read more

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

Health Tip: Use a Cleaner Toothbrush

Posted 14 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

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

Health Tip: When Dentures Need Adjusting

Posted 14 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- While dentures are made to fit your mouth, natural changes often signal that your dentures should be adjusted. The American Dental Association says you may need an adjustment if: Your gums recede or shrink, affecting the fit of your dentures. The natural aging process causes changes in the fit of your dentures. You develop frequent mouth sores or infections. Always have your dentures adjusted by your dentist. And never use over-the-counter glue to try to repair your dentures. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: If You Have Bad Breath

Posted 7 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- What's causing your bad breath? Here are some common triggers, courtesy of the American Dental Association: Bacteria in your mouth that feed on bits of food. Poor saliva production, which prevents your mouth from being naturally cleaned. Gum disease. Eating unpleasant-smelling foods, such as garlic or onions. Smoking. A medical problem, such as diabetes, GERD or a sinus condition. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Dental Abscess, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries, Dental Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Health Tip: Keep Germs Away From Your Toothbrush

Posted 2 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Your toothbrush is key to keeping your mouth clean, so make sure it's not full of germs. The American Dental Association suggests: Never share your toothbrush with anyone else. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush to wash away debris. Place your toothbrush in a container, upright, that allows it to air dry without touching any other toothbrush. Store your toothbrush in the open. Do not cover it or put it in a closed space. Get a new toothbrush every three-to-four months. Replace a child's toothbrush even more frequently. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 21 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 – Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests. Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast cancer, compared to women without gum disease. And that increased risk seemed to jump to more than 30 percent if they also smoked or had smoked in the past 20 years, researchers said. "These findings are useful in providing new insight into what causes breast cancer," said lead author Jo Freudenheim, a professor of epidemiology at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions in New York. "There is good evidence, though, that good dental care is important in any case and that treatment of periodontal disease is important for the health of the mouth," she said. But more study is needed before there is enough evidence ... Read more

Related support groups: Breast Cancer, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Breast Cancer, Prevention, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?

Posted 10 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- 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: Should I See My Dentist?

Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Regular dental checkups may spot problems before they become serious, but there are signs you should visit your dentist sooner than your next scheduled exam. The American Dental Association cites these warning signs: You have pain or swelling in the mouth, face or neck; jaw pain; or bleeding or swelling of the gums. It's become difficult for you to chew or swallow. Your mouth is constantly dry. You notice sores or spots inside your mouth. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Dental Abscess, Periodontitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Moistening a Dry Mouth

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Dry mouth is a common complaint among seniors, and lack of saliva can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems. The American Dental Association advises: Use a mouthwash, spray or over-the-counter oral moisturizer. Suck on a sugar-free lozenge or chew sugar-free gum. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication if that's what's causing dry mouth. Drink water frequently throughout the day. Run a humidifier at home. Restrict foods and beverages that can irritate a dry mouth, such as fruit juices high in acid, coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks. Read more

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

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The Mouthhealthy.org website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased risk of infection. Among diabetic children. teeth emerging earlier than expected. Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Metformin, Insulin, Victoza, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Lantus, Toothache, Diabetes, Type 1, Januvia, Glucophage, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Novolog, Glipizide, Diabetic Neuropathy, Humalog, Janumet, Insulin Resistance, Diabetic Nerve Damage, Byetta

Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

Posted 28 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 28 – Children who derive all their nutrition from breast-milk during their first six months of life are less prone to a host of common infections, new Greek research says. And when infection strikes, the ensuing illness is typically less severe among children who are exclusively breast-fed (having ingested no substitute formula) in their first half year, the study authors stated. The research, led by Emmanouil Galanakis from the department of pediatrics at the University of Crete in Heraklion, Greece, is published in the Sept. 28 online edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In 2004, Galanakis and his colleagues looked at the feeding patterns and infection rates among nearly 1,000 Greek infants from birth to 1 year of age. All the infants had received their routine vaccinations and all were deemed to have access to high-quality health care. The study authors ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Otitis Media, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Oral Thrush, Gastroenteritis, Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by Drugs.com

-- Thrush is a yeast infection that forms in the mouth and on the tongue. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says the following factors can increase your risk of developing thrush: Using steroid medicines. Having HIV/AIDS. Undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Taking medications that suppress your immune system. Having a weakened immune system, which often occurs among infants and the elderly. Being in poor health. Read more

Related support groups: Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone, Cortisone, Medrol, Dexamethasone, Triamcinolone, Fluticasone, Betamethasone, Qvar, Oral Thrush, Flovent, Budesonide, Decadron, Entocort, Mometasone, Solu-Medrol, Entocort EC, Cortef

FDA Approves Oravig (miconazole) Buccal Tablets for Treatment of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

Posted 18 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ – Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Oravig (miconazole) buccal tablets for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), more commonly known as thrush, in adults and children age 16 and older. Oravig is the first and only local, oral prescription formulation of miconazole - an antifungal medication - approved for this use in the U.S. Oravig, which adheres to the gum, utilizes innovative buccal tablet technology enabling once-daily dosing that delivers miconazole directly at the local site of infection throughout the day with minimal systemic absorption. Oravig is easy-to-use and provides patients with a flavorless, odorless and convenient treatment option that does not interfere with daily activities such as eating and drinking. Oravig will be offered in a 50 mg dosage ... Read more

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