Posts tagged Dental Care
Gum problems not only affects oral cavity, but also increases the risk and severity of other health problems. The reason for this is inflammation. Inflammation increases the risk of other health problems. Therefore treating inflammation can decreases the risk of health problems. The health problems associated with gum diseases are:
Atherosclerosis and heart diseases
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Staging of oral cancer is the process of measuring the tumor – how big it is and determining the extent of spread of the tumor. Staging helps the dentist choose the most suitable treatment for oral cancer. We’ll discuss here staging of oral cancer briefly.
Staging of oral cancer
There are three main types of staging of oral cancer
- TNM Staging
- Number Staging
- Grade Staging
After finishing of wearing your braces for a long period of time, you feel the treatment is over. But it is not true, orthodontic treatment is not yet done. It is because you have to visit your orthodontist for checkup even after you remove the braces.
Teeth maintenance after braces is removed is important to maintain oral hygiene. If you want to keep up the good smile, you need… ...>Continue reading
Lumineers are designed veneers which are ultra-thin. They are useful for covering the gaps that occur between the teeth and covers the dis-colored teeth and enhances the appearance of the teeth. They are very thin and look like contact lenses. They are resistant to leaking and cracking. Lumineers are made up of porcelain.
Uses of lumineers:
- One of the major advantage is, they are very thin
The joint located exactly in front of the ear joining the jaw bone (mandible) to the skull is the temporo mandibular jaw joint. Problems affecting this jaw joint are likewise, known as TMJ disorder. It is not a serious condition, but the symptoms can negatively impact the quality of life of the individual. Many people suffer this disorder at some point in their life. In this article, we will discuss… ...>Continue reading
Dental issues happen because of bad oral hygiene. These issues can be prevented by brushing twice daily and flossing at least once daily.
Dental problems associated in adults include tooth decay, gum disease, sensitivity, oral cancer, bad breath, mouth sores and tooth erosion. We’ll discuss them each briefly.
1. Tooth decay
Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that destructs the tooth enamel. If the problem persists leads to loss… ...>Continue reading
If you want to restore your damaged tooth where the damage is not much to place crowns, dental inlays and on lays are the right choice to fill cavities. Most dentists prefer this technique where a healthy tooth is repaired without removing.
Before going for dental inlays and outlays, you should know the difference between inlays and outlays.
In what cases are dental inlays and on lays performed?
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Impacted tooth is the tooth that fails to come out from the gum tissue completely. This is due to the lack of enough space for the teeth to come out.
Classification of impacted tooth
- Based on the position of tooth
- Based on the eruption of tooth
Based on the position of tooth: Based on the position of tooth, they are classified into mesial, distal… ...>Continue reading
Oral thrush is seen in infants and adults. Oral thrush is caused by fungus called candida albicans. Oral thrush is a candida fungus that grows as white color patches on the mouth. It not only affects mouth but also extends to throat, esophagus and stomach.
Causes of oral thrush:
- Suppression of immune system due to some medications
- Improper wearing of dentures
- Smoking develops candida fungus
When taking care of personal hygiene, brushing is one of the most important aspects. Dental professionals recommend brushing your teeth twice or even thrice a day. This is, of course, difficult for people who are too busy with their work schedule to brush twice or thrice. Brushing as many times as possible is a good habit in oral care. This article throws light on importance of brushing your teeth… ...>Continue reading