“Oral diseases and conditions can have social impacts on quality of life, including comfort, eating, pain and appearance and are related to dentate status. Older adults need to eat and talk
Ageing oral cavities are more vulnerable to oral hygiene related problems and require a higher level of care. As people become more frail they are less able and less diligent with oral hygiene and problems are...
Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer therapy such as nausea and hair loss. But few people are aware that one third of treated patients have oral complications
Inflammation of the gums is called Gingivitis. It is the first stage of more serious chronic periodontal disease which can lead to the loss of teeth.
Mouth ulcers are sores that appear in the mouth often on the insides of cheeks, lips or tongue. They are generally white or grey in colour with a red raised inflamed edge. The usual cause...
Sjögren’s is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack the body’s moisture-producing glands (primarily those that produce tears and saliva).
Halitosis is an embarrassing and socially debilitating problem. It can cause social anxiety, isolation and depression. It can also indicate potential health issues.
Patients with diabetes should be told that periodontal disease risk is increased by diabetes. Inflammation places them at higher risk of complications such as...