Archive for the ‘Oral Conditions’ Category

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Canker Sores

What is it? Canker sores are usually tiny ulcers that appear on the mouth. They are often very shallow but can make certain actions such as eating uncomfortable and painful. According to WebMD canker sores can appear as common or complex sores. The first type

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Cold Sores

What is it? Cold sores are an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) that results in blisters which typically form on the lips and around the mouth. According to WebMD, during their cycle, usually lasting 7 to 10 days, the blisters are contagious

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Gingivitis

What is it? Gingivitis, also known as gum disease, is a periodontal disease that causes inflammation of your mouth’s gum tissues. Bacterial biolfilms, also known as plaque, gets affected by a lack of oral care and the consumption of products harmful to your teeth and

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Halitosis

What is it? Halitosis is the medical term for “bad breath”, also termed oral malodour. In other words, foul odors exhaled while breathing. It is a condition that is often embarrassing for sufferers, and can lead to anxiety in some situations. Halitosis may be an

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Oral Candidiasis

What is it? Keeping your mouth clean and healthy is important for your all overall health. Oral Candidiasis can threaten the health of your mouth with an excess amount of yeast, creating a fungal infection. There are many different types of Oral Candidiasis, but many

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Periodontal Disease

What is it? Periodontal disease is also commonly referred to as gum disease. It commonly starts as a milder form of gingivitis which is when there is bacteria growth on the inside of your mouth and gums. In the early stages, the gums will appear

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