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I Need So Much Dental Work

I have so many things wrong with me, but I'm just going to vent a little about my teeth. The pictures above are not my teeth, but I wanted to provide an example of just one of my many dental problems. In the left picture, you see the dental post sticking out, which happening with one of my teeth; however, the second picture shows a better idea of the angle it's sticking out (even though it's not sticking out in the picture). It's constantly scraping against my inner upper lip. It also makes speaking uncomfortable. Because I have no teeth between that tooth and the teeth broken at the gum line (there should be two teeth there, I think), which are sharp, that also affects my speech. People often ask me to repeat myself. The missing teeth, along with several of my other teeth, limit what I can eat.



I’d like some advice on the antibiotic I’m taking for a dental infection…

Hey, everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Yesterday I saw my dentist for a pretty big abscess on my gum near my jaw. I have a broken tooth that needs to be removed under general anaesthetic and every now and then, I get an infection in it. Unfortunately, the NHS waiting list for dental work under sedation is ENORMOUSLY long. So I’ll be waiting for a while yet.

I’m allergic to a few antibiotics, so I’ve been told to take Penicillin for five days. Which is fine. I usually get a bit of diarrhoea with it, but I have IBS anyway so that’s normal. BUT. This time… I can’t get this burning sensation in my stomach to go away. I’ve tried taking it WITH food and WITHOUT food.. Doesn’t seem to matter. I have GERD, so I suppose it could be that, but it happens usually a little while after I take the stuff and can last for a few hours.

Does anyone have any recommendations? Any handy tips? It’s much appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.

#dental #DentalInfection #GERD #IBS #Antibiotic #Penicillin #Burningsensation #Advice

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Quick Tip Thursday: Wait Before You Brush Your Teeth After Eating

Brush at least 30 minutes after eating to protect any teeth enamel that has become softened by acid in the food.

This will help protect your enamel and help prevent most dental problems before they can occur.

#diabetestype2 #Diabetes #ChronicIllness #diabetestype1 #DentalCare #dental

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Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes and Dental Care

The American Academy of Periodontology reports that diabetes increases the risk of periodontal disease and the risk is greatest when diabetes is not controlled. Inflammatory gum disease can cause your gums, the tissues holding your teeth, and even your bones to die. Gum disease is the most common dental disease associated with diabetes, and a serious case could increase blood sugar levels.

You are more susceptible to infections and less able to fight the bacteria invading your gums because of this, making diabetes harder to control.

It is important for patients with diabetes to have regular dental visits. Studies suggest that treating gum disease can assist in better blood sugar control. Good oral hygiene and professional deep cleanings can help lower your HbA1c.

🪥Action Plan for Diabetes Dental Health🪥

Keep your teeth in good condition by putting together a dental health action plan. Include your healthcare provider in the plan as well.

Here are a few tips to maintain your teeth in great shape:

🦷 Manage your blood sugar levels. Use diabetes medications as directed. Try eating a healthier diet and exercising more. Maintaining good blood sugar control will also help your body fight any bacterial or fungal infections that you may have in your mouth, and help alleviate dry mouth.
🦷 Avoid smoking.
🦷 Any denture you wear should be cleaned daily.
🦷 You should brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush and floss daily.
🦷 Keep up with regular dental checks.

Sources: American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology

#DiabetesType2 #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #DentalCare #dental


Can anyone tell me if it is common for MS patients to have dental problems/losing one's teeth?

#MultipleSclerosis #dental problems


#dental Hygiene

I always brush my teeth at least once per day. But I only floss about once per week. This week I will try and floss everyday.

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maladaptation #52SmallThings #dental #nutrition

Dental health is about much more than how your teeth look cosmetically, or even things like the health of your gums and your oral microbiome and how that contributes to other health issues
the structure of your jaw and how your jaw develops can affect everything from your sleep, which as we know then affects everything else, is you don’t sleep. Poor sleep is one of the primary drivers of all chronic diseases. It can affect your nervous system, it can affect your immune system, it can affect lot of different conditions, your endocrine system and hormone production. It virtually affects every system of the body.

crooked teeth are a sign that these fundamental processes aren’t developing properly, when we don’t develop a craniofacial structure. So the maxilla and the mandible, which is the upper and lower jaw, they form the structure, and so the bite, so how our teeth come together will actually impact our spinal posture. So how the maxilla and mandible posture together, the entire spine will have to adjust. And so, for instance, a lot of kids have that forward head posture. And the reason why they’re tipping their heads forward is because they need to open their airways. So this is a purely survival instinct, is that we have lost these wide, open nasal sinuses that we need to breathe through. And then so we have the skeletal structure that’s adjusted. So malocclusion is just adjustment to the environment. And so we’re using the input that we have to create a structure with the resources that we it’s at the root cause of all of these issues. If your breathing and craniofacial structure and brain are in a system that’s kind of cramped, and there’s one description of it, a tiger being stuck in a cage, we’re basically stuck in these airway structures that are just causing us extreme, extreme, deep autonomic problems. And so the breathing connection is something that we were never connected to. But also the intervention of how, for instance, the tongue drives facial development. So the maxilla is the centerpiece of jaw growth, and so how the tongue and oral posture and breathing all come into this lovely interplay of functional craniofacial growth.


Can a 3 year old’s decayed incisors be fixed #dental

3 year old babies can also have their decayed incisors treated. There are different treatments depending on the severity of the decay.

1. If the decay is still in the demineralization stage, conservative treatment like fluoride varnish or medications can work well to prevent further development of the caries.

2. Small hole on the surface of the tooth means a cavity has been formed. You need to bring your baby to the hospital promptly. The dentist will check the size and depth of the cavity, and evaluate whether the tooth nerve is damaged. If not, the cavity can be filled with a conventional resin material at this moment; if yes, you may need to seek further treatment.

3. A relatively large and deep cavity may spread infection to the dental nerve, causing pulpitis or apical periodontitis. In this case, pulpectomy or root canal treatment may be required, depending on the condition of the remaining tooth tissues.

4. Lack of prompt treatment for root cavities may eventually force you to resort to tooth extraction.