Posts Tagged ‘Dental Hygiene’

Tooth Decay – How to Avoid It

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Tooth Decay

Tooth Decay is the process of destruction of teeth. This process normally results from the interaction of bacteria in the food and teeth. Bacteria present in food stick to the tooth surface as a sticky film. This is called Plaque.

Interdental Brushes – How To Use

Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Interdental Brush

Interdental brushes are used for cleaning between teeth. These are alternate to dental floss. Most of the people think the use of interdental brush easier than floss, as it requires less time and effort.

Learn How To Floss Your Teeth

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Flossing is a good habit. It helps in fighting plaque, tooth decay and several other oral problems. If you never flossed then you will need to learn the procedure of flossing. It is not difficult to learn.

Cold Sore Prevention and Treatment

Monday, July 14th, 2014

This is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth. Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth.

Home Remedies for Gum Disease

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Gum disease, known in the dental profession as periodontal disease, impacts as much as forty million Americans every year. Beginning as somewhat bloated gums (gingivitis), this disorder may go undetected until considerable bone loss in the jaw does occur.

Signs of Tooth Erosion

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Tooth erosion is the wearing away of tooth enamel by acid. The enamel is the hard calcified tissue that covers and protects the outside of the tooth. It is also the hardest substance in our bodies.

Gummy Smile Treatment

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Gummy smile can have a negative affect on the esthetics of your smile. The good news is that a gummy smile can be corrected through various treatment options.Correcting a gummy smile can be accomplished by one of two possible simple surgical procedures. The first procedure is called a Gingivectomy. Gingivectomies are performed when the amount of gum reduction necessary is minimal such as in mild gummy smiles. During a Gingivectomy, a minimal amount of gum tissue is removed with a dental laser or by a technique known as radiosurgery. The procedure is painless, requires no sutures, and the gum tissues usually heal within two weeks.

Dental Amalgams and Mercury

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Tooth decay begins when bacteria in saliva and plaque, a sticky substance found on gums and teeth, interact with sugars and starches in the diet. The result is acid which can erode dental enamel. Untreated tooth decay leads to holes in the teeth (cavities), infections (abscesses), pain, and tooth loss.Dental amalgam mercury fillings are the greatest source of mercury for the adults.Amalgam filling removal needs to be done with elaborate protections in order to prevent further mercury exposure problems. Most dentists are not equipped and trained to do amalgam removal with the needed protections.

What is Conscious Dental Sedation?

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

There are people that aren’t as nervous as others when it comes to dental treatment. Others find it difficult to even enter the dental clinic. If you are nervous, anxious, or afraid of dental treatment then sedation can keep you relaxed. It makes your visits more effortless and much more pleasant.Dentists who sedate their patients must be trained. For oral and maxillofacial surgeons, it is included in their training at the hospital.You should talk to your dentist about your anxiety because they may not be aware of your fears. If your dentist does not know that you are anxious then they may not give you any sedation at all.

Remedies For Bleeding Gums

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Home remedies for bleeding gums include citrus fruits, milk, raw vegetables, baking soda, cloves, clove oil, sage, peppermint oil, calendula leaf tea, chamomile tea, saline, massaging gums; avoid smoking and fatty food etc.Bleeding gums refers to a clinical state in which the gum appears swollen and often bleeds during brushing or eating rough food.