The gums retreat, lose volume and expose the underlying tooth necks. This process is called gum retraction. The roots hold the teeth in the bone. The tooth necks are located between the roots and the protruding part, the crown.
Bad breath: Not always a sign of poor hygiene An unpleasant smell in the air we breathe is called bad breath (foetor ex ore). Bad breath is most often due to poor hygiene, especially in dental care and cleaning dentures or other dentures. However, bad breath can also indicate diseases of the oral cavity and upper respiratory tract and can also be signs of a digestive or metabolic disorder.
Aphthae or French Aphthae can be observed as damage to the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat in connection with various diseases, although the processes leading to the formation of the aphthae remain largely unclear to this day. Because the aphthae can be accompanied by intense pain, especially when eating, but also when speaking and swallowing one's own saliva, the quality of life of those affected is often significantly reduced.