How to get rid of tonsil stones

How to get rid of tonsil stones

The tonsils are located in the back of the throat and serve as part of the body's lymphatic and immune systems. Tonsil stones are small stones that form there. They can cause infection and symptoms such as bad breath.

Ideally, the tonsils capture and catch bacteria before they can go deeper into a person's oral cavity.

However, the tonsils have small folds, in which bacteria and food can collect to form small, stone-like substances that doctors call tonsil stones or tonsilloliths.

In addition to bad breath, these stones can cause a sore throat, painful swallowing, hoarseness, and inflamed, red tonsils.

In this article, learn how to get rid of tonsil stones at home, as well as when to see a doctor.

See the full article at Medical News Today

Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history

 

USA Today reports that small flecks of blue inside of the mouth of a medieval skeleton are raising big questions about women's role in ancient religious manuscripts.

See the link below to read more.  

 https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2019/01/10/unearthed-skeleton-may-change-view-medieval-women/2537531002/

The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.

The lower jaw of a medieval skeleton reveals entrapped lapis lazuli pigment, a rare blue dye that was used in luxury and religious documents ofthe time. What's remarkable is that the jaw belonged to a woman -- and women were not known to author such illustrations.

Case of the Month: Screw Retained Dentures

Case of the Month: Screw Retained Dentures

A hybrid overdenture is a full denture (including teeth and simulated gum tissue) that completely covers the upper or lower jaw and is firmly anchored to the jawbone with dental implants. This type of denture can only be removed by a dentist. If you currently wear a removable upper or lower complete denture, you will be delighted to know you will be able to chew and smile again with ease. If you wear a removable complete upper denture, you will be happy to know that a maxillary hybrid denture does not cover the roof of the mouth. This means you will be able to fully taste and enjoy all of your favorite foods again.