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Best Treatments for Oral Thrush

Posted on 4/26/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Oral candidiasis or oral thrush is a yeast infection that occurs in the mouth. It is caused by a microorganism that is naturally present inside our body and on our skin. This microorganism is classified under the group of fungi and is known as candida Albicans. It is the main cause of most fungal infections in humans. Oral thrush is an oral disease that leads to the development of white creamy patches on the tongue and inner cheeks. The yeast that forms inside our mouth is the result of an overgrowth of candida Albicans. Due to oral thrush, patients experience pain and discomfort while and drinking. Patients complain of an unpleasant taste and odor in their mouth. With effective medication, oral thrush can be treated and cured within a week or two. The best treatments for oral thrush are: Anti-fungal Topical Medicines Topical antifungal medicines are the most effective treatment for oral thrush. The medicines restrict the overgrowth of candida Albicans by targeting the fungal cells. For treating the fungal infection in the mouth, your doctor may prescribe you one of the following antifungal tablets or capsules: However, it must be noted that patients can experience side effects like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain as a result of these antifungal medicines. Oral Hygiene Oral hygiene is mandatory for the proper treatment of oral thrush. Doctors recommend rinsing your mouth thoroughly after every meal, brushing your teeth twice a day for 2 mins every time, and flossing your teeth once a day. You must avoid sharing toothbrushes with your partner and children because the candida fungi can be transmitted from one person to another through the sharing of toothbrushes. If you use dentures, then it is important that you remove your dentures before going to bed. Ensure that your dentures are cleaned thoroughly before you place them back in your mouth. Use lukewarm water to clean and soak your dentures. Healthy Diet The risk of oral thrush increases in patients who are diabetic. Yeast feeds on sugar, and the intake of sugary meals can accelerate the growth and spread of candida fungi. A healthy diet that contains antioxidants like fresh fruits and vegetables can help stop the growth of candida and boost your immunity so that you can naturally fight the fungi. Intake of yogurt and other probiotic supplements can also help treat oral thrush because the good bacteria present in yogurt and probiotic supplements fight the candida fungi in our digestive system. For effective treatment of oral thrush, visit us at Water's Edge Dental. Please give us a call at (208) 391-8554 to schedule your appointment....

How Periodontitis Is Treated

Posted on 4/12/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Periodontitis (gum infection) treatment depends on the severity of the disease, with early and moderate periodontitis being treated with non-surgical options, and severe periodontitis requiring surgery. This article discusses the different treatment methods. Good Oral Hygiene The first step in tackling periodontitis is observing good oral hygiene – no treatment will be effective if this basic step is ignored. This involves brushing teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Antibiotics Antibiotics are used to curb bacterial infection and are available in both, oral and topical forms. Topical antibiotics involve gels and rinses and are used after deep cleaning. Oral antibiotics are used if this alone does not eliminate the infection. Scaling Scaling involves removing tartar and bacteria from not only the surface of the teeth, but also from below the gums. This is usually done with instruments, ultrasonic devices, or lasers. Root Planing Root planing targets the roots of the teeth and involves smoothing them to prevent future buildup of bacteria and plaque. Flap Surgery Flap surgery involves lifting the gums and removing the bacteria and tartar buildup beneath them. The gums are then stitched back so that they fit around the tooth and can heal in place. Bone Grafting This surgery is performed when the bone surrounding the root of your tooth has been damaged and involves using your own bone or synthetic bone to rebuild support around the affected tooth. This not only holds your tooth in place, but also allows for the bone's regrowth. Gum Grafting Severe periodontitis can lead to gum recession, which requires gum grafting. This procedure involves using gum tissue from the roof of your mouth to cover the affected areas. This not only covers the exposed roots, but also protects them and reduces further recession and sensitivity. You can learn more about these procedures by calling Water's Edge Dental at (208) 391-8554. Dr. Geoffrey Herzog and will be more than happy to discuss periodontitis treatments with you in detail....

How to Keep Your Teeth Forever

Posted on 3/22/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Teeth are essential in helping us chew food before swallowing. This activity exposes them to mouth bacteria, which can cause decay with poor dental hygiene. While we desire to keep our teeth perfect and maintain that natural smile and quality speech, dentures may be inevitable for some of us. This is because some diseases and accidents can impact our teeth resulting in tooth loss. If this happens, you can still maintain your overall oral health by practicing good oral hygiene and eating a healthy diet. Brush and Floss Daily Besides maintaining your mouth healthy, daily brushing and flossing will fight tooth decay and gum disease, which threaten oral health at any age. You should also brush your teeth daily for two minutes using the right brushing technique and fluoride toothpaste. After brushing, floss your teeth to remove any food particles stuck between your teeth surfaces. You should also remember to replace your toothbrush after at least three months for effective brushing. If you wear braces at any point in your life, use a special toothbrush to clean your teeth. Also, if you wear partial dentures, you should remove them for a couple of hours and clean them for a healthy mouth. Diet In addition to good oral hygiene, your diet also impacts your teeth health and how long you will keep them. Eating unhealthy sugars predisposes you to tooth decay as bacteria will feed on the sugars and release acids, corroding your enamel. The weakening of your enamel exposes your inner teeth to decay, which, if severe, may force tooth extraction. To keep your teeth healthy, feed on a balanced diet with larger portions of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, which contain beneficial nutrients for your teeth. Finally, you can also keep your teeth forever by quitting smoking and maintaining a regular dental visit for a complete dental checkup. For more information on how to keep your teeth healthy, contact our office today....

All Posts:

Best Treatments for Oral Thrush
How Periodontitis Is Treated
How to Keep Your Teeth Forever
Foods to Avoid with Braces
Wear A Sports Mouthguard To Prevent Dental Injuries
Causes of Dental Cavities
Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?
Protecting Your Teeth Against Enamel Erosion
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
Why Do Teeth Develop Sensitivity?
Should You Rinse After Brushing with Water or Mouthwash?
Do I Have to Use Mouthwash Every Day?
The Best Way to Brush and Floss in the Back of Your Mouth
DIY Whitening Can Leave Your Enamel Weak
When is a Problem Truly a Dental Emergency?
Dangers of Not Getting Regular Dental Care
Do Teeth Take Damage When They Get Whitened?
When Do Adults Need Dental Sealants?
What to Do if Your Filling Feels Too High
Foods That Lead to Gum Recession More Quickly
Do Your Gums Change as You Get Older?
Do Sugar Substitutes Do the Same Kind Of Damage As Process Sugars
How to Keep Waking Up with Caffeine but Without the Dental Stains
Dental Hygiene for Toddlers
Do You Need to Have a Cracked Tooth Extracted?
Danger of Not Fixing a Tooth You Can Tell Has Cracked
You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
Ways to Remedy a Sticky Mouth When You Wake Up
How Do Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant

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