The roof of the mouth often turns yellow when a patient is suffering from oral thrush, according to Allison DiMatteo for the Consumer Guide to Dentistry. Fungal infections, such as oral thrush, cause white, yellow or cream-colored curd-like growths on the roof of the mouth.Know More
Oral thrush not only causes a yellow discoloration but can also cause patients to experience a burning sensation in the mouth, unpleasant tastes, bad breath and sensitivity to spicy and acidic foods, explains DiMatteo. When the lesions are scraped from the roof of the mouth, a painful sensation and bleeding typically follow.
Oral thrush is primarily caused by an overgrowth of yeast present in the mouth that is not properly balanced by helpful bacteria within the body, notes DiMatteo. High blood sugar levels associated with diabetes, dry mouth and prolonged use of asthma inhalers and certain antibiotics can also promote ideal conditions for oral thrush and a yellow discoloration in the roof of the mouth. Tobacco users and smokers are especially prone to this condition. Natural remedies are typically used to treat oral thrush, such as flushing the body with acidic juices to rebalance natural bacteria and yeast. Other remedies include antifungal mouth rinses, creams, oral tablets and lozenges.Learn more about Pain & Symptoms
Many mouth guards cover only the upper teeth, according to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, but mouth guards that cover the upper and lower teeth are recommended for patients with braces. The mouth guard should allow speaking and breathing, stay firmly in place during action if used for sports, provide a high degree of comfort and fit, and be durable, easy to clean, resilient, tear-resistant, odorless and tasteless.Full Answer >
As of 2015, the cost for a dental deep cleaning is potentially $140 to $210, reports the Consumer Guide to Dentistry. A dental deep cleaning is a form of treatment for gingivitis and periodontitis or a form of prevention of these diseases.Full Answer >
As of January 2015, the average cost of a root canal in the United States ranges between $500 and $1,000, according to Consumer Guide to Dentistry. This is an estimate for the root canal procedure only and does not include additional procedures that may be performed with a root canal.Full Answer >
Dental bridge prices range from $700 to $1500 per tooth, depending mainly on the need to perform additional procedures on adjacent teeth, tooth preparation for the procedure, bridge material and insurance coverage, states the Consumer Guide to Dentistry. Other relevant factors include the dentist’s location and their technique.Full Answer >