Beyond those pearly white teeth, stiff as a fence post, it can sometimes be difficult, but with the help of this article in the salivary glands, which will be one more step to be aware of your oral health. This article is the latest in a series of four articles on the anatomy essential to maintaining your dental oral hygiene at its best. Remember that preventive examinations with your dentist will help early detection and correction of the conditions of health threat as gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer. No article would be complete without the incentive to quit smoking. The use of snuff products increases the risk of oral diseases and cancer not to mention harmful to the cost of their portfolio in the regular cleaning is not enough to keep the accumulation of the bay.
This article will discuss the salivary duct stones, inflammation of the salivary glands, and viruses that affect our salivary glands. We have 3 (of a total of 6) salivary glands in the mouth. The parotid glands are the largest of the three, followed by the submandibular (under the jaw) and sublingual glands (under the tongue). The salivary glands are important in all this, the production of saliva. So why do we have saliva? Saliva contains enzymes necessary for the initial distribution of carbohydrates (starches, sugars, etc.) in the mouth. This is the first chemical breakdown of food into the mouth. Also mechanically break down our food with the teeth to chew.
Problems can arise in the salivary glands may be confused with pain in the jaw or might want a cavity due to the proximity of the glands close to the teeth and jaw bones. Salivary stones can form and cause pain in general, when water from the mouth, in response to a familiar smell of favorite foods. This is because the glands are trying to secrete saliva, saliva, but is blocked by the stone creates a lot of pressure. Most stones are small enough for a patient to spend on their own, but check with your dentist or doctor.
Similarly, the salivary glands may swell. Inflammation of a salivary gland can be caused by several things, including obstruction, infection, allergies, poor oral hygiene and systemic diseases such as diabetes or lupus. In this case, the glands will be very painful and tender. Interestingly, the swelling of the parotid saliva of mumps virus is common in unvaccinated children. In the U.S., the mumps vaccine is in the general childhood vaccination program, however, the number of unvaccinated children in the United States is growing more and mumps infections seen.
Regular dental visits are highly recommended for good oral hygiene and supervision.