Archive for June, 2014

Symptoms and Treatments of Dental Abscess

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

A tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay. It may also result from trauma to the tooth, such as when a tooth is broken or chipped. Openings in the tooth enamel allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (the pulp). Infection may spread out from the root of the tooth and to the bones supporting the tooth.

Dental Abscess and Its Causes

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection.A dental abscess can begin as a tooth infection or cavity. These infections are common in people with poor dental health and result from lack of regular dental care.

What Can Stain Your Teeth

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Tooth enamel is porous making it extremely susceptible to stains. Essentially, colored foodsand beverages are absorbed by your teeth and stains become embedded and that can lead to a yellow orbrown tinge. However, it’s not just the color of food that you need to look out for, the level of acidity ofthe food can also make a difference in your tooth color. Acidic foods and beverages, even ones that arenot brightly colored, promote stains by wearing away at the enamel and temporarily softening the teethand making them more susceptible to stains.

How to Avoid Tooth and Mouth Injuries

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Injuries to the teeth and mouth are common. Approximately 80% of dental injuries affect one or more of the front teeth and may cause damage to soft tissues the tongue, lips, and inner cheeks.In the very young child, injuries to baby teeth usually result from learning to walk. There may also be damage to the unerupted permanent teeth. Sports injuries are the main source of tooth and mouth injuries in older adolescents and adults. Up to 40% of dental injuries in older adolescents and adults occur while playing sports.