Gum disease occurs in several forms, including gingivitis (the early form,) periodontitis (advanced gum disease,) and aggressive periodontitis (serious gum disease.) No matter which type of gum disease you're dealing with, the odds are very high that sugar was at least a partial cause. Here's what you should know about sugar, periodontal disease, and its damaging effects. Sugar and Gingivitis Gingivitis causes symptoms like reddened gums, swollen gums and sometimes minor bleeding.
25 April 2018
Root canal therapy is not as barbaric as its name suggests. In fact, there is often very little pain during the procedure. Once the nerve, which is also called the dental pulp, becomes infected, it is important to have a root canal done as soon as possible. During a root canal, an endodontist removes the infected tissue and seals the tooth to prevent further damage. Although root canal therapy has a success rate of over ninety percent, the earlier the treatment the better the chances of a successful outcome.
12 April 2018
One of the main reasons many people see an emergency dentist is to stop toothache. Toothache is a pain sensation, be it minor or severe, felt in or around a tooth. It is also called dental pain. A toothache can be caused by a number of different reasons, including these common ones: Tooth decay Tooth decay, or dental cavities/caries, is one of the major causes of tooth pain. It occurs when acids produced from bacteria-containing food debris damage the two outer layers of a tooth—namely, the enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth) and the dentin (the layer that lies under the enamel).
15 March 2018
Unless you want to share your meal with the bacteria that have grown in your mouth overnight, it is best to brush your teeth before breakfast. However, if you tend to eat breakfast soon after brushing in the morning, you may often find that it isn't quite as tasty as it should be. Your orange juice is bitter, and your jam on toast is bland. Many irritated morning brushers have blamed this negative side effect on the minty aftertaste of toothpaste.
22 February 2018
Dental emergencies can happen out of the blue, or they may arise after months of ignoring growing pain. Whatever the cause, a dental emergency is a serious issue that must be dealt with immediately. Let's take a closer look dental emergencies, their causes and what to do when they arise. By far the most painful and shocking form of dental emergency, an accident can quickly lead to chipped or broken teeth.
24 January 2018
Dentures are a form of replacement for any missing teeth. You can take them out and put them back into the mouth. Although it may take some time for you to get used to dentures, today's dentures are not only comfortable but also natural looking. Dentures can be categorised into two: partial and full dentures. A dentist should assist you to select the best type based on your budget and if you need to restore some or all of the teeth.
5 January 2018
Cosmetic dentistry has grown in popularity in recent years. This may be attributed to the importance that society places on one's outward appearance. It may also be as a result of more people considering the importance of their oral hygiene and their overall smile. Indeed, a cosmetic dentist can use a combination of techniques to restore your teeth to a near perfect state. This causes your smile to be fuller, you teeth to become healthier, and your overall self-confidence to grow.
15 December 2017
Depending on your dental condition, your dentist may perform several different procedures on your teeth and mouth. Cleaning your teeth, bondings and cavity fillings are some of the more common procedures and easy to complete. As well as tooth extractions and root canals, dental crowns are very often also required. It is these that come in different forms and serve various functions. Dental Crowns Dental crowns, also known as caps, is a prosthetic object that is cemented to the tooth.
20 November 2017
A molar cusp, the pointed part of the surface of a back tooth, assists your teeth in the grinding process, tearing the food as you chew. On rare occasions, these cusps can break off. When the break is a clean one, this is not a dental emergency. It is, however, something that should be treated quickly. More serious fractures can cause a tooth to crack and require immediate attention. If one of your molar cusps has recently broken off, a dentist can repair the damage using one of the following techniques.
30 October 2017
Dealing with a knocked out baby tooth is a different process to dealing with a knocked out adult tooth, and it's important to know the correct process if such a thing was to happen to your child. At face value, a knocked out baby tooth might not seem like a major concern, since an adult tooth will eventually take its place. There can be some complications that you need to be aware of to ensure your child's long term dental health.
10 October 2017