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How Autoimmune Diseases Affect Your Oral Health
Posted on 6/25/2018 by Dr. Roger Chang
Autoimmune diseases affect people in different ways. There are many different autoimmune diseases and they can affect any part of the body. There are several autoimmune conditions that can impact the oral health. It is important for people to understand what they are, who is at risk and what they should do if they suffer from one of these diseases. Like many autoimmune diseases, the oral health of the individual depends on what they do about it. The Most Common When it comes to autoimmune conditions, one of the most common is Sjogren's Syndrome. It is a condition that is often connected to Rheumatoid Arthritis. Sjogren's Syndrome affects the salivary glands and can limit the production of saliva. The lack of saliva can lead to more cavities and can alter taste and speech. Sjogren's can also lead to a fungal infection in the mouth. Treatment for this condition is following good oral hygiene habits. Other Conditions Crohn's disease, lupus and psoriasis are other autoimmune disease that can impact oral health. These conditions impact the mouth in different ways. Crohn's disease can cause swelling of the gums and lips and ulcers in the mouth. They are often the first symptoms people notice of the condition. Lupus can cause ulcers and sores in the mouth. They are not always painful. Psoriasis rarely affects the mouth, but some people may experience lesions on the lips, tongue and gums. Hashimoto's disease and scleroderma are autoimmune conditions that can affect swallowing. These conditions are not as common, but they can affect the oral health of the person that suffers from them. The symptoms that surround autoimmune disease are not always obvious. They can cause problems before a person notices. The best thing a person can do to protect their oral health if they have an autoimmune disease is to practice good dental and oral care habits. That includes regular visits to our offices. If you want to maintain the best popular oral health, take the time to contact our offices to schedule an appointment....
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How are Extractions So Traumatic For Your Mouth?
Posted on 6/15/2018 by Dr. Roger Chang
There are times when one or more of your teeth will need to be removed for different reasons. Perhaps you are a teenager or young adult that needs wisdom teeth extracted or you have a cracked tooth that is beyond repair. If you need to have a tooth removed, the extraction can be very traumatic for your mouth and you need to care for the area, following our instructions carefully. Why is an Extraction Needed? There can be several reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted. Wisdom teeth are usually impacted or blocked from surfacing, causing pain and movement of other teeth around them, so we will recommend they get taken out. A tooth extraction can also happen when there is decay that cannot save it or breakage from trauma to the area, for example when playing a contact sport. A tooth extraction will only happen when no other treatment options can be used to save your tooth. We want you to keep your teeth for as long as possible and even with a severely broken tooth, there are ways we can rescue that piece. Why is an Extraction Traumatic? Removing a tooth causes trauma not only in your mouth, but in your mind. Having a missing tooth, especially one that is visible in the front of your mouth, can make you self-conscious and prevent you from speaking or smiling. Also, the process itself can be traumatic to your mouth, especially for adults, because it can mean the tooth has to be broken down into pieces before it can be completely removed. If you need a more complex surgery, you will, mostly likely, be put to sleep during the procedure. The recovery from a tooth extraction should take a couple of weeks if you follow all the instructions carefully and watch out for signs of infection. You will be given a prescription to manage pain after the surgery and be advised of other ways in which to stay as comfortable as possible....
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How Dental Stains Happen
Posted on 5/25/2018 by Dr. Roger Chang
Despite what you may think, having stains on your teeth is not necessarily a sign of poor oral hygiene. Having white teeth is a dream most people have, and many will spend a lot of money to achieve that perfect smile, but there are certain things to you can do to prevent dental stains from happening. Here are two of the reasons why you can get stains on your teeth. Stains from Eating Certain Foods Food is the most likely reason you have stains on your teeth. The surface of the tooth is not smooth, but textured, with crevices that are the ideal place for bacteria build up. This creates more plaque, which adheres to teeth and can be reduced with good oral hygiene practices and removed by your hygienist at your bi-annual checkups. When you know how dental stains happen, you can act and avoid foods that can cause the worse damage to your teeth. Some of these foods include coffee, tea, fruit juices, tomato-based products, certain berries, sugary drinks, chocolate, sodas, and hard candy. Stains from Bad Habits Another reason why dental stains happen is from bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Aside from the fact that smoking can put you at a higher risk for oral or lung cancer, it can also stain your teeth and make them take on a brown or yellow tint. We can help you have whiter teeth here at the office if you're concerned about how improving your smile. If you want to know more about how dental stains happen and want to do something about it, we can answer any questions you have for us. Please feel free to call us and we can also discuss a safe, whitening process that can be done right here in our office....
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