October 29, 2018
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A burning tongue, or burning mouth syndrome (BMS), is a condition that causes a sensation of burning in the mouth. People with this condition often describe the burn as feeling similar to a hot drink scald. There are several known causes of BMS, but the reason for its onset can be unclear. The treatment will depend on the cause. According to the American Academy of Oral Medicine (AAOM), approximately 2 percent of people in the United States have BMS. It can affect the following parts of the mouth: tongue the roof of the mouth and as well as inside of the cheeks, gums, and lips.True BMS may be primary, meaning that it results from a direct cause, or secondary, which means that the cause is indirect. According to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, the primary form of BMS results from damage to the nerves that control taste and pain sensations. Secondary BMS may occur because of other medical conditions or treatments, including: allergies to specific foods or dental products. BMS commonly affects the tongue, but people may also experience discomfort in the: lips gums throat roof of the mouth inside of the cheeks.



Vaping prevents wounds from healing properly, warns new research. Patients are already advised to stop smoking normal cigarettes for at least a month before operations such as plastic surgery. Nicotine, the addictive ingredient, is known to restrict blood flow and raise the risk of of complications for cigarette smokers.

Although e-cigarettes strip out the combustible chemicals of tobacco, a new study shows the devices have the same effect, hampering the process where injured flaps of skin join together. Surgeons recommend patients quit smoking for several months prior to surgery, whenever possible.

Vaping is gaining popularity and there has not yet been significant research done about whether it is a safer alternative - particularly before an operation. Studies suggest e-cig fluids contain more cancer causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde. Others show vaping pens can release heavy metals, chemicals and glass particles found in the welding material and tubing for the device.



SOURCE/ CREDIT:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6290933/Vaping-increases-risk-surgery-complications.html

Wine contains properties such as polyphenols that are beneficial to overall health, especially oral health. Polyphenols contain a vast amount of antioxidants which protect the body from harm caused by free radicals. However, recent work indicates polyphenols might also promote health by actively interacting with bacteria in the gut. The grapes in Wine produce polyphenols to ward off infection by harmful bacteria and other pathogens.When combined with the Streptococcus dentisani, which is believed to be an oral probiotic, the polyphenols were even better at fending off the pathogenic bacteria. Overall it is beneficial to consume wine one in a while to promote good oral health. Not too much though.... we don't want those pearly whites stained !




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Fedele E. Vero, D.D.S., P.C.
Christine N. Fumo, D.M.D.
Alec J. Ganci, D.D.S

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