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3 Natural options to relieve toothache

 

Toothaches can be caused by: a tooth decay, a broken tooth or the growth of wisdom teeth. It is very important to consult a dentist as soon as you experience a toothache to identify the cause and start the treatment. It may only require dental hygiene, in other cases, extraction or treatment of the canal. These tips can help you to alleviate suffering!

Cold compress

Ice not only helps to decrease swelling and inflammation, but also relieves pain. Put it on the outside of your cheek close to the painful area and always wrapped in a cloth, for 15 minutes. You can repeat the ice three or four times a day.

Clove oil

This oil has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory action which will relieve pain and inflammation in addition to helping prevent an infection. Place two drops of the oil directly on the tooth, or a cotton ball over the tooth for 20 minutes.

Black tea bag

Black tea contains tannins, acidic substances found in the bark of plants and trees. These compounds function as astringents that extract toxins from the body. Additionally, tea bags absorb moisture (infected pus). This option is particularly effective since it eliminates bad bacteria without damaging good bacteria.

All you need to do is place a warm and moist tea bag around the tooth. Repeat as many times as necessary for at least 30 minutes.

Try to eat more cold and liquid foods and preferably no sugar to minimize the toothache.

Diabetes and gum disease: all you need to know

 

According to the 2011 National Diabetes Factsheet, in the US, 25.8 million people has diabetes, about 8.3 of the population of the country. The treatments for this disease have an annual cost of around $245 billion. Because of this, we want to remind you the connection between diabetes and gum disease.

Why do people who have diabetes tend to develop gum disease?

People who have diabetes tend to develop gum disease when they are young and more severely than other people. This happens because glucose is present in your saliva. If diabetes is not treated properly, you will have high glucose levels in your saliva, which will help harmful bacteria grow. These bacteria, combined with food, will form a soft, sticky film known as plaque. Plaque may cause different oral diseases, such as tooth decay, cavities and gum disease.

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One of my teeth is missing. What can I do?

If you’re missing a tooth, you have several options to solve these problem. This is not only about aesthetics. Replacing a lost tooth is important, because this will help to restore the function of all teeth, keep the alignment of the teeth around the gap, and preserve facial contours. Also, the tooth roots stimulate the jawbone to maintain its form and density.

If one of your teeth is missing, there are several things you can do. If you want to know which is the best option for you, you should discuss several factors with your dentist.

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Which one is better, a dental implant or a bridgework?

Dental implant o bridgework? If you can´t make up your about which one is the right choice for you this article might help you. Here we will discuss and compare both treatment and which would be more suitable depending on your needs and particular case.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth roots; that is, they don’t replace your missing tooth but the base where a crown ‒a prosthetic tooth‒ will be placed. This base binds to your jawbone and only then a crown can be attached.

The implant requires the direct placement of titanium metal in the jawbone with minimal invasive surgery. The implant eventually fuses with the jawbone in a very short time; later, a crown is restored on the top of the implant to give it an appearance of a prosthetic tooth. You require a healthy jawbone for anchoring the implant with minimum intervention.

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