Posts Tagged ‘Preventive Dentistry’

Coffee and Soda – Are They Teeth Friendly?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Coffee and Soda

Coffee and Soda are widely used. Despite using them regularly, people know less about their effects on teeth and dental health. It is good to know how they effect our teeth, and overall oral health.

Diastema and Its Treatment

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A diastema is a space or gap between two teeth. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth.A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, spaces between the teeth will occur. If the teeth are too big for the jaw, teeth will be crowded.

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.

What is Cold Sore?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and usually clear up without treatment within 7-10 days.Antiviral creams may help to reduce the severity of symptoms and are most effective the earlier they are used when a cold sore is starting to develop.

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.

Risk Factors of Gum Disease in Children

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Gum disease need not be a disease of the aged. Though a lot of children suffer from gum disease, it is usually neglected, largely because most such children suffer from other serious illnesses. The severity can vary from something as simple as red and swollen gums to severe destruction of gums and periodontium.

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 Gum Disease

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease.A person with gingivitis will typically have red, swollen gums that bleed very easily. A bad mouth odor or taste may develop. There could be white spots or plaques on the gums. The person may develop receding gums or areas where the root of the tooth becomes uncovered by the shrinking, diseased gums.

Preventing Gum Diseases

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Gum disease is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colorless film that forms in the mouth) builds up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed.