Posts Tagged ‘herpes simplex virus’
What Is The Main Cause Of Cold Sores?
Cold sores (fever blisters) – are a group of fluid-filled blisters that typically appear at the lip edge and in and around the mouth. A viral infection causes a Cold sore. Cold sores can be uncomfortable and esthetically unattractive. They usually heal in 7-14 days. Cold sores are typically caused by a herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).…Read More
What Causes Canker Sores?
Canker sores (also referred to as apthous ulcers) are a common type of mouth ulcer presenting as a small and shallow ulcer. Canker sores can show on the inner surface of the cheeks and lips, soft palate, the tongue, and along the gums. Canker sores appear as a bright red area surrounding a white or…Read More
How Clean Is Your Toothbrush?
A toothbrush is our tool to keep our teeth clean and our breath fresh but, did you know, they can harbor bacteria that grow and diversify over time? The main recommendation has always been to change to a new toothbrush every six months mainly because the toothbrush bristles eventually lose their ability to clean your…Read More
The Facts About Cold Sores
Cold sores (also called fever blisters) – are a group of fluid filled blisters which usually appear at the edge of the lips, in and around the mouth (can also be seen on the face, inside the nose, or even the genital area). Cold sores are caused by a viral infection. Cold sores are uncomfortable and unattractive.…Read More