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Wake Up with Swollen Lip

At some point in your life, you may probably find your lips swollen when waking up in the morning. This can be hard to hide because lips are such a visible facial feature. In many cases, swollen lips are due to tissue trauma (inflammation), physical injuries, or excessively consuming salt. …

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When Can I Eat After a Filling?

Filling a damaged or decayed tooth is a dentist’s way of restoring normal tooth function and shape. When you have a damaged tooth, your dentist may recommend a filling for you. It involves an anaesthetic to numb the tooth, removing the decay, and filling the cavity with a material. People who …

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Can Teething Cause Vomiting?

Teething in babies can lead to much discomfort and pain, which your baby may voice through the medium of crying. The age in which babies begins to develop teeth varies on a case to case basis, but generally the first teeth begin to show between the ages of four to …

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Reversing Gum Disease

Gum disease or infection of the gums is caused by bacteria which are present in the oral cavity. It can be gingivitis, which is a simple infection of the gums leading to swollen gums and bleeding while brushing or a more severe form: periodontitis, which is a more severe and …

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Can You Use Lemon Juice and Baking Soda to Whiten Teeth?

Today, most people lead lifestyles that involve the frequent intake of caffeinated drinks containing food colorings that can severely stain one’s teeth. Additionally, the harmful chemicals in smoking, such as nicotine and tar, can lead to the yellowing of teeth over time. Nevertheless, we still strive to have a beautiful …

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How Long Are Cold Sores Contagious?

Cold sores, also referred to as fever blisters, are caused by two strains of the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. Both types cause an infection that results in painful blisters.The wounds typically show up on the rim of your mouth or on your lip, cheeks, fingers and nose but …

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White Patches in Mouth

The mouth and tongue are lined with a special type of skin called mucosa; it appears mostly pink because it is thinner than your normal skin. Sometimes a change in its appearance is normal, and other times it can be an indication of illness or injury. White patches in mouth …

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Will Thrush Go Away on Its Own?

Oral thrush is caused by yeast or fungus infections. The fungus exists in your mouth and usually does not cause any problem. However, when the immune system is weakened, this fungus grows and forms creamy whitish patches on the inner sides of cheeks and the tongue. Thrush can spread to the gums, throat, …

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How Is Strep Throat Spread?

Strep throat is an infection of the tonsils and/or throat caused by the bacteria streptococcus pyogenes (group A strep), and streptococcal bacteria are highly contagious. If you are infected with it, you may have the symptoms include sore throat, fever, and trouble swallowing. Children may also experience stomach pain, vomiting, …

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Retainer Before and After

If you have been wearing braces and hoping that your teeth will become aligned with no flaw once you remove them, you only know one part of the puzzle. After your braces are gone, the next phase starts. It is called retention, which ensures that your teeth stay in shape …

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