A lot of us have already heard about vaginal yeast infection caused by fungus called candida. There are other infections caused by this fungus and that is thrush, a yeast infection of the mouth. Thrush mostly affects babies and toddlers, older people and those with weak immune systems. Candida fungus is actually present in the mouth, digestive tract and skin in smaller quantity and is normally controlled by other bacteria in the body.
And what causes thrush?
Illnesses such as diabetes, HIV infection, cancer and dry mouth can lead to the growth of yeast. Stress is one of the factors too. Certain medications that causes imbalance to the candida fungus are corticosteroids, antibiotics and contraceptive pills. Additionally, infection will develop for those with uncontrolled diseases or those who are pregnant. Smokers are not spared with this infection of the mouth, as well as those who wear dentures that don’t fit correctly. Moreover, babies can develop thrush but can be treated immediately; however, it may turn out to be persistent for a longer period.
Do you know the oral yeast infection symptoms?
One common symptom of thrush is the existence of white and creamy protruding lesions in the mouth, roof of the mouth, tongue or inner cheeks, gums, tonsils, or back of your throat. The lesions are very painful and bleed when you try to scrape them or when brushing your teeth. In severe cases, the lesions may spread into your esophagus that may cause pain or difficulty in swallowing and even cause fever. Yeast can infect the lungs, liver and skin for those with low immune system because of cancer, HIV and the like.
How doctors diagnosed oral yeast infections?
Dentist will examine those white lesions in your mouth, tongue and cheeks then he can make his diagnosis. For infection that spreads to the esophagus, a throat culture is done to be used for laboratory test or conduct endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach and small intestines.
How do we treat oral yeast infection?
There are antifungal medicines prescribed to be taken for 10 to 14 days to treat the thrush. These are available in tablets, lozenges or in liquid form. Your dentist will make precise treatment method based on age and the cause of the infection. He will also recommend the patient to consult a physician for further tests because this infection might be a symptom of other medical problems to ensure they are treated properly.
How de we prevent thrush?
We can always prevent yeast infection of the mouth by practicing proper oral hygiene. That means you need to brush your teeth two to three times everyday. Mouthwash and oral sprays may cause imbalance to the microorganism in your mouth, so try to minimize or avoid using them. Have a regular dental check up if you have diabetes or wearing dentures. Minimize the consumption of sugar and foods that triggers the growth of yeast. Avoid smoking or if you are, start quitting the habit so to avoid thrush.
We use lasers in a lot of procedures nowadays. We have cold lasers that aim to speed up the cells and get them working on getting you feeling better faster, and we have hot lasers that use extremely focused beams of light to cut and shape tissue. While lasers are nothing new in themselves, they have become a valuable tool to dentists over the years and now so many things can be done with them rather than the traditional ‘old way’ that we have been accustomed to.
A lot of people are scared to go to the dentist as they are frightened of the pain and discomfort that comes with procedures, but having laser dentistry can cut down on that fear somewhat as they offer a minimally invasive option to a whole host of procedures.
Specialized dental lasers can whiten the teeth, reshape gums, remove overgrown tissue from mouth areas, remove canker sores and gum inflammation, help with gum diseases, and can help to expose wisdom teeth. They can also be used for biopsies, removing tissue from the throat, and they can erradicate root canal infection and be used for regenerating damaged nerves as well.
So why would a dentist go with a laser over the traditional method? Well, it’s simple, a laser is less likely to damage your gums, you need less healing time after the visit and you typically lose less blood than you would with the older ways of doing things. Patients are also less likely to need sutures after (which are uncomfortable in themselves) and are less likely to get an infection as the laser actually sterilizes the area that is being worked on.
Dentists get a bad rap a lot of the time. They are expensive and lets face it, dental appointments generally have at least a discomfort associated with them. When your mouth is sore, all of you is sore and you end up miserable, but now, thanks to the laser dentistry that so many dentists offer you can have your procedure done fast, and will less risks and pain associated with it. Sure it sounds high tech, and it is, but it’s also a faster and less invasive way to tackle so many dental problems, leaving you with a mouth that is working optimally, which makes the rest of you feel great too.
If you’re not sure if laser dentistry is for you, just talk with your dentist and come to an agreement together.…
Going for a dental treatment almost always is not something most of us look forward to. It is not the kind of appointment that we are most eager to attend. Often we will wish that the date will be moved or cancelled. Dentists are probably the most feared among health practitioners. Children often behave like meek lambs when told they are to be sent to the dentist as punishment for behaving badly. Most of us have been scared of dentists since we were young. Often we stick with the dentist our family knows for years but it is also wise to evaluate if our dentist is providing us with adequate treatment. If not, it is probably best to seek a new and better practitioner. Moving to a new place also presents the problem of finding a good dentist. Moreover, there are many of us who do not have a regular dentist.
How do you find a new and good dentist? Your first instinct might be flipping the yellow pages and letting your fingers do the searching. Although most of us will do just that, finding a new dentist through the yellow pages and local dental societies are not very good ideas. They may have a complete list of dentists in the area however, they do not evaluate them and do not give points of comparison. Instead, you can try these sources:
1. Check if there is a dental school nearby. Dental schools are good sources of fine practicing dentists. You can call and ask for the names of the practicing faculty members.
2. Check for hospitals and heath care centers that provide dental services in your area. The dentist in charge in those facilities may be able to provide you with good recommendations. The dentist in charge may very well know the reputations and performances of his colleagues practicing in the area.
3. You can ask an orthodontist or a periodontist if you know one. They will be able to recommend to you a good general practitioner. These specialists should be familiar with the kind of work referring dentists do.
4. If you are moving to a new place, you can ask your current dentist if he knows of a good dentist in your new location.
Your new dentist should carry out a preventative approach. This means that on your first visit he should perform a thorough medical and dental history with a complete head and neck examination. Head and neck exam is usually done on the patient’s very first visit and every 6 months thereafter.
Your dentist should provide you with the adequate knowledge on how to take care of your teeth and perform good oral hygiene. These are the preventative measures in fighting against dental decay and other dental problems.
Your dentist should invite you back for regular check-ups. This will ensure that no problem will be left unchecked. The dental hygienist should perform oral prophylaxis or dental cleaning after every 6 months.
Your dentist should take x-rays …
Whitening your teeth is now one of the easiest and most cost effective procedures you can do to improve your appearance. UV whitening is one of many different options for making your teeth look brighter, and making yourself look younger. It is becoming a more and more popular way for people to improve their smile. It is also considered to be a way to eliminate discoloring and staining, dramatically enhancing the whiteness of teeth.
UV whitening is one of the power or light-accelerating techniques used in conjunction with a bleaching agent- peroxide or carbamide peroxide – to increase its speed in whitening teeth. The idea is that light in the blue or ultraviolet spectrum excites the peroxide molecules without overheating the pulp of the teeth. The resulting break down of the peroxide molecules is thought to accelerate the whitening process.
Certain kinds of UV whitening treatments, such as the Celebrity Hollywood Whites UV Teeth Whitening Kit, and UVBleachBright are specially made to be used while you relax on a tanning bed. Solar Smile Teeth Whitening is also exclusive for Tanning Salons and is the Number one Whitening Product on the market. Many women find that these UV teeth whitening systems can be used easily while doing their hair, having a manicure or just relaxing.
However, it is the opinion of this author that you should think long and hard before considering any UV treatment, and consult your dentist before considering this procedure.
Ask yourself – “Is it safe, and does it work?”
A recent study in the “Journal of Prosthodontics”, found that light-activated and non-light-activated procedures did not differ significantly. In fact, another study in the journal “Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences” went even further. It found that UV exposure in these treatments can be four times the level in ordinary sunbathing and that the eyes and skin are not sufficiently shielded from this radiation. The FDA has received complaints of burned gums from these procedures. Repeated UV exposure can also cause abnormal growths in and around the eye – and even cataracts.
Teeth whitening procedures in general are legitimate cosmetic techniques, but they differ in speed and effectiveness. High-concentration peroxide applications will whiten your teeth even without the UV exposure. So why risk your health just for a little speed?
Dentists exclusively performed teeth whitening until about 1990, when home kits involving tray bleaching were introduced as a convenience. These kits generally have lower concentrations of peroxide and may take longer to obtain whitening results, but they mainly do work – without using potentially harmful UV light.…
The fitting of dental veneers is one of the latest and more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. A tooth veneer is a wafer-thin shell made of porcelain or resin composite material. Veneers are typically bonded on the front surface of the teeth to fix a number of defects such as broken or chipped teeth, discoloration, gaps between teeth and poorly shaped teeth. They are mostly recommended by dentists to conserve teeth structure and give a glossy, beautiful appearance.
Dental Veneers Procedure
The dental veneers procedure is usually a two or three appointment process which requires a few minor teeth preparations. During the first visit, the dentist will examine your teeth, take dental x-rays, and then explain whether you are a qualified candidate for dental veneers. You will also have to explain the type of income you desire. The dentist may in some cases recommend teeth whitening instead of veneers. After the preliminary consultation, the dentist will get down to work.
A dutiful cosmetic dentist will consider a number of factors such as your facial structure, gum color, hair color, complexion, etc. They will then customize a smile shape based on this information. This is usually done in a dental laboratory and your custom-built veneer is ready within a week or so. Next is the try-in process, where the dentist will temporary attach the veneer to your teeth to see if it fits correctly and the color is suitable. An added try-in appointment may be scheduled until your smile looks perfect. The veneer will then be permanently bonded to your tooth and any final modifications will be made as needed.
This dental solution is known to last long, but it's important that you schedule regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings. This will help to maintain your oral health as well as prolong the life of the veneers. Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects to protect your veneers from fracturing or chipping. It may take some time to get used to the feel of your new bite. Brush and floss daily and continue to follow your normal oral hygiene practices.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers offer a number of advantages. Firstly, they are extremely natural looking. Darker or yellow teeth can easily whitened using this dentistry procedure. Also, porcelain veneers are exceptionally stain-resistant and the gum tissue tolerates the porcelain material quite well. What's more is that veneers provide a preservation approach and do not require a lot of painting before the procedure. They are actually a stronger and more aesthetic option and the results are utterly remarkable.
The costs of dental veneers vary depending on many factors. The dentist fees, the scope of the procedure, the number of veneers needed, and the location of treatment, are some of the factors that influence the cost of this dental procedure. The cost may range from $ 500 to $ 1500 per tooth. This cost also varies depending on the material used. Porcelain veneers are more expensive than …
Most people have some type of fear, but there are some who fears turn into phobias. A phobia is an intenet fear of something that is not life threatening, but the mind inter-operates it as life threatening. Some of these fears are not very rational, but for someone who has a phobia, it can be hard to think about their fear or anxiety rationally. This can make some phobias be potentially life threatening.
One dangerous phobia is pharmacophobia, or the fear of medicine. This can mean that even though a person has a fatal disease or injury and needs to take medicine to save their life; Their phobia prevents them from taking it. Some people develop this for several different reasons, either they had a negative experience with medication in the past, such as coming off of pharmaceutical medicine, or they may be afraid of choking, side effects they may have, or they simply feel it does more Harm than good. If you suffer from this particular phobia, you should speak open and honestly to your doctor about it. Your doctor should be able to help you find a way through it or how to deal with it.
Cibophobia is a fear of foods that can become an obsession for the person who is suffering from this condition. A lot of times it is mistaken with different eating disorders that are actually a psychological issue with how certain foods affect the human body, but in the case of cibophobia the person is actually afraid of food itself. In some cases, the person refuses to eat a variety of different things which can lead to different health issues due to a change in diet. For more severe cases, the person may choose to go hungry than eat something in particular and can have a very dangerous result. People who suffer from this should talk to a mental health professional who can try different methods such as hypnosis, medications and other types of therapy in order to help alleviate the patient of this fear.
People who are afraid of needles normally suffer from trypanophobia. This means that the person is deathly afraid of hypodermic needles, or any medical procedures that involve needles such as injections, shots or vaccinations. This, like pharmacophobia, can be very dangerous if the person needs a life saving drug or procedure that involves a needle. This may also go hand in hand with iatrophobia, the fear of doctors, or any other phobia that involves hospitals, doctors, or dentists. There are a lot of people who suffer from this, but they have found ways around it or treatment. Instead of getting a shot, people may be able to use a medicated spray or jet injection as well as other methods for medications. If you have this and want to work through it, you can see a mental health professional to try and work through your fear.
There are a lot of different types of phobias that may not be …
The system of Allopathic Medicine refers to the medical practices used during a particular period of history. Allopathy is a conventional treatment method of treating diseases with remedies that produce entirely different effects from those caused by the disease itself. The best example is using a laxative to get rid of constipation. German physician Samuel Hahnemann is responsible for coining the term ‘allopathy’. ‘Allos’ stands for ‘opposite’ and ‘pathos’ for ‘suffering’. Keeping in mind the severe medical practices of his age like purging, bleeding, vomiting, administration of highly toxic drugs etc, Samuel Hahnemann combined both the words ‘allos’ and ‘pathos’ and formulated ‘allopathy’.
As far as the conception of disease is concerned, allopathic medicine has its base on the Theory of Four Humors. According to this theory, an imbalance of the four humors (blood, phlegm, black and yellow bile) and four bodily conditions (hot, cold, wet and dry) related to the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – is the root cause of all diseases. Those physicians who were following the Hippocratic tradition tried to balance the humors by treating the symptoms with their opposites. For example, excess blood was believed to be the cause of fever (hot) and the solution was reached by blood-letting so as to ‘cool’ the patient.
A revolution in scientific medical thought took place in 1876, through the discovery of the bacteriological agents which are responsible for causing infectious diseases. The era of Preventive Medicine started with Robert Koch’s demonstration of the bacterial cause of anthrax. Many allopaths used science, but did not include scientific method in their practices. In the 19th century, if a patient got cured, the treatment was given the credit. Hence, is spite of the harsh treatments of allopathy, it lasted so long.
Allopathic practitioners have their own restrictions as they focus on the symptoms, not the causes. The approach is to treat the illness. When somebody becomes ill, the condition is treated with the help of drugs and surgeries. The last century has seen a tremendous development in allopathic health care practices. In spite of its drawbacks, in case of an emergency, for example a fatal accident or mishap, it is allopathic medicine which provides immediate relief. Fractures and related conditions are best treated through the allopathic model. But in cases of allergies, neck pain, hormonal imbalances, eczema, depression etc holistic approach is the best solution. Taking into account the side effects of allopathic medicine, it is better to understand various alternative medical approaches and choose the best option for curing the ailment.…
China and India may be known for their great methods to improve the length and girth of the male vital organ, but how about the other parts of the world? Surely, other countries also have their own distinct methods to enlarge one’s penis size naturally. One country that has a unique way to do this is Indonesia. This country has distinguished methods that are hard to find in other places. Here are a few of methods used by Indonesians to enhance male vital organs.
1. Leech Oil
The leech (Hirudo medicinalis) is one nasty animal. It sticks its fang-like sucker to your skin and feeds on your blood until it is finally full. While sucking, leeches produces hirudin, a protein that prevents your blood from coagulating. This blood-sucking animal turns out to have a useful advantage towards the human body. In Indian Ayurvedic and Ancient Greek literature, the anticoagulant enzyme found in these hermaphrodite animals was used for bloodletting therapy to balance the four humors in the body (blood, phlegm, black, and yellow), thus promoting health. Meanwhile in Indonesia, especially in Java, leech oil is commonly used for enlarging the size of a male vital organ. It is believed that massaging your penis using warm leech oil for around 10 minutes daily will increase penis size permanently. Leech oil is made by cooking the leech and other herbs inside fresh green coconuts that are boiled over charcoals. While there are many types of leeches (most of them don’t feed on human’s blood, surprisingly), similar to Greek and Indian therapy, the Javanese only use the Hirudo medicinalis over other species.
2. Daun Bungkus Papua
Daun Bungkus Papua (meaning “Papuan wrapping leaf”) is a plant indigenous to Papua, an Indonesian province at the border between Indonesia and its neighboring country Papua New Guinea. The leaves contain trachoma, which can trigger itching of the skin during contact. Wrapping the penis with the leaf is believed to be able to increase its length and girth in significant amounts and in a relatively short time. No massage or additional apparatus is required. The method of this treatment is easy. Make a thin film of coconut oil on the leaf’s surface, wrap the penis with the leaf and cover it with a bandage. To avoid irritation, the bandage should be immediately removed if any hotness or itchiness occurs. The treatment should not be done every day. Do this once every two days at the most to give the penis chance to adjust to the change. With regular practice, Daun Bungkus Papua produces a larger penis, but it will also make the penile skin turn darker. In Indonesia itself, there have been no medical studies to prove the property of the leaf. Even experts are having problems to determine its Latin name. If not used carefully, Daun Bungkus Papua can irritate and trigger an infection of the penis.
2. Pasak Bumi (Eurycoma longifolia)
Eurycoma longifolia has different names in different parts of the country including bidara laut, …
When you have a serious issue with one of your teeth and you or your dentist have discovered that this tooth is resistant to healing as it should then it may be time for you to get the endodontic surgery known as an apicoectomy. This type of surgery is extremely important for those who have issues with certain teeth that simply are not healing correctly and with the help of the right endodontist; you can easily get this surgery done. In fact, many people find that they are needing this type of surgery from their endodontist in order to go about their normal everyday lives without tooth pain.
There is a great deal of oral and tooth-related pain that actually results in damage to the root of the tooth and this is what an endodontist specializes in; issues with the tooth? root. With this endodontic surgery; your endodontist will locate fractures or hidden canals in the tooth that may be causing issues with your teeth and gums and resulting in manifested pain in your tooth. This surgery is also a common solution for those who have damaged root surfaces as this area and the surrounding bone are treated in the procedure.
If you do visit an endodontist in order to have this procedure done; the gum tissue near your tooth will be opened up and the undering bone will be examined. During this time any inflamed or infected tissues will be removed and the tip of the root will typically be removed as well. With a few simple sutures your gums will then be closed up so that they can heal properly. With the sample of your gum removed; the tissue will be sent to a lab for analysis so that your endodontist can get to the bottom of what is causing your tooth or gum pain and what is really causing the irritation in your mouth.
Many times the causes of oral pain are not cut and dry like many people assume they will be which is why this type of surgery needs to be done. With the right analysis your endodondist can get to the source of your issue and help you once and for all get to the root of the problem so you can get your issue fixed and get on with your life as normal. All you need to do is make the first step and call an endodontist in your area to get started. …
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