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Tongue piercings are considered cool but as studies reveal they are bad for your oral health. People with these piercings are highly susceptible to oral infections and tooth damage. Main points: – Researchers found more cases of gum inflammation, recession and bleeding among patients with tongue piercings. – Tongue piercings crack teeth and damage gum […]
Gum disease can cause the gums to pull back (recede) which can loosen teeth. Gum graft surgery is a procedure your dentist or periodontist performs to correct gum recession. In graft surgery, healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and implanted. – Healing from a gum graft is between one and […]
Made from plastic or dental material, a dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Acting as a shield, the sealant adheres to the teeth’s surface and protects the teeth beneath from: – Acids – Bacteria – Plaque Sealants are used by a dentist for patients […]
As anyone who has ever worn dental braces can attest, it is not easy to thoroughly clean beneath and around the wires and brackets. The dentist can advise on the best way to brush and floss while wearing braces and probably suggest using: – A soft-bristled brush to avoid damaging tooth enamel – An interdental […]
Women who are pregnant could experience loose teeth on occasion. This is due to increased levels of hormones known as progesterone and estrogen. The good news is that teeth will normally return to their normal condition after pregnancy. Some other facts and recommendations to keep in mind: – A structure known as the periodontium can […]
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) is characterised by pain and stiffness within the jaw. While not many children suffer from this condition, it is still a good idea to look at some of the root causes. – Children who grind their teeth are at a higher risk. – Injuries to the jaw are another factor. – […]
Left untreated, cracked teeth can lead to pain and discomfort and long-term problems. But a crack in a tooth is often almost invisible and undetectable. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of, including: – Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks – Pain when biting or chewing – Unexplained discomfort around […]
While damaged teeth and gum disease are often associated with adults, the fact of the matter is that infants are also at risk if not cared for properly. What are some key symptoms and when should you see a dentist? – Red and inflamed gums could indicate an issue. – Gums that bleed when pressed […]
Anaesthesia like novocaine help numbs pain during oral surgery or teeth extraction procedures. However, different people react differently to the anaesthesia. So, how long will your numbness last? Main takeaways: – If you have a tooth infection, you’ll be less sensitive to novocaine. – The dose administered depends on the size of the site, duration […]
We use our teeth to eat and speak, and the state of our teeth can seriously affect our general health. The major parts of a tooth: – Enamel is the hardest substance in the body and the outermost cover that helps prevent cavities. – Cementum is pale yellowish hard tissue that covers your tooth roots. […]