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teeth and gums

Medication & Treatment
November 20, 2019

10 ways to use coconut oil this summer

Did you know there’s an-all-purpose oil that’s beneficial for your health? Believe it or not, the fleshy meat of a coconut is good for your health, both inside and out!
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General knowledge
April 8, 2019

5 (slightly) awkward health problems

Aside from adjusting to your new life on campus and being away from home, you’re also faced with health problems as you interact in a different environment and with people from unique backgrounds. Here are five health problems you should know about:
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 18, 2018

Dry mouth? Here’s what you can do about it

Saliva plays an important role in your health. It has the ability to lubricate which helps to protect the oral tissues in your mouth against sores, ulcers and other movements that come with eating and speaking. It also helps neutralise acids and defend your mouth against conditions like tooth decay and bacteria. Think of saliva as your tasting and digestion friend. When saliva isn’t produced enough and properly, these functions become impaired and dry mouth happens. Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition where the salivary glands don’t make enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
September 18, 2018

Why is your jaw hurting?

We don't tend to think much of our jaws...until it gives us problems. Your jawbone connects to your skull with two joints; called temporomandibular joints (TMJs). These are found just in front of your ears and allows you to open and close your mouth. Your jaw also holds your teeth and gums. If you experience jaw pain, you’ll struggle to do everyday things like eating and speaking, and it's usually due to something that's gone wrong with your teeth, gums or the TMJ. Common symptoms of jaw pain include a clicking sound when you open your mouth, pain or aches…
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Teeth & gums
June 19, 2018

Why is the roof of my mouth sore?

A swollen palate can be caused by an allergic reaction, irritants, an injury and infections that can lead to a burning sensation. This makes it difficult to eat and drink. Here are some common causes why the roof of your mouth could be sore: Bumps Hot tea or coffee and spicy foods are the main culprits that cause bumps on your palate. The skin on the hard palate is much more delicate than your tongue. A minor burn on the palate can cause bumps. The burns can damage the roof of your mouth, make blisters, and cause swelling. Usually a…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

What your tongue tells you about your health

Your tongue is one of the most powerful organs that you have. It’s made up of a mobile group of muscles that are attached to the floor of the mouth. We use this fleshy pink organ to taste, lick, swallow and speak. The top of the tongue is covered with small bumps called papillae. The majority of our tastebuds are found in these papillae. Your tongue does more than help you gobble down your food; it assists with digestion and mouth cleaning during the chewing and swallowing process. This muscular organ also holds secrets about your health! Stick out your…
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