Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitis

Everything you need to know about gingivostomatitisGingivostomatitis is a highly contagious infection of the mouth. Its main symptoms include pain, swollen gums, blisters, and sores.

These sores can develop on the tongue, under the tongue, and on the cheeks inside the mouth, as well as on the lips and gums.

In this article, learn more about the symptoms, as well as the causes and available treatments for gingivostomatitis.

Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil

Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oilOil pulling is a natural folk remedy from India that involves swishing oil in the mouth. It has become increasingly popular in other regions for its purported health benefits.

Oil pulling with coconut oil is easy to fit into a regular oral health routine. Coconut oil is available at grocery stores and online, and people do not need any additional ingredients.

In this article, learn about what oil pulling is, how to do oil pulling with coconut oil, and about the possible benefits and risks.

What causes pale gums?

What causes pale gums?Pale gums may indicate that a person has anemia, which is often the result of an iron deficiency. However, if the gums are white or painful, the cause may be more serious.

Healthy gums should be a relatively consistent shade of pink. They may appear slightly lighter around the teeth and darker around the sides of the mouth. One person's gums may be naturally a little paler or darker than another's.

Vaping or Smoking? Neither Habits are Healthy

Whether you use sticks, pens, mini tanks or any other kind of vaporizer, the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) wants you to know now is the time to kick your vaping habit for good. Oral Health Month is underway and along with our usual reminder to brush twice a day, floss daily and keep regular appointments with your dentist, the ODA is warning you to be on guard with every breath of flavoured smoke you take.

Oral health and Diabetes

Oral Health and DiabetesResearch shows that gum disease and diabetes may affect one another. For instance, gum disease can intensify the complications associated with diabetes by increasing blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels over an extended period of time are associated with premature degeneration of eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels.

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