Diastemas and Treatment Options
Diastema is the medical term for spaces between teeth. Though typically harmless, many treatment options exist to correct the condition.
Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while – if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems.
Family Guide To Oral Health
By following the information in this guide, you and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime. As a parent, you can work with your children to help them understand why good oral care is important – and show them how to do it right!
Importance of Childhood Oral Hygiene & the Role of Parents
The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children and teenagers is laid during the first years of life. Poor diet, poor habits of food intake and inadequate toothbrushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been shown in several studies to be related to tooth decay in children. The development of caries in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in new permanent teeth.
Mouth Guards and Maintenance
Following these maintenance techniques will keep the integrity of your mouth guard intact and your mouth safer.
Plaque — What It Is And How To Get Rid Of It
People used to think that as you got older you naturally lost your teeth. We now know thatīs not true. By following easy steps for keeping your teeth and gums healthy - plus seeing your dentist regularly - you can have your teeth for a lifetime!
Many adults suffer from sensitive teeth or dentin sensitivity. This condition is common when the enamel covering the crown of the tooth is worn away and the root surfaces of teeth are exposed.
Soda Or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble By Any Name
Soft drinks have emerged as one of the most significant dietary sources of tooth decay, affecting people of all ages. Acids and acidic sugar byproducts in soft drinks soften tooth enamel, contributing to the formation of cavities. In extreme cases, softer enamel combined with improper brushing, grinding of the teeth or other conditions can lead to tooth loss.
You may have read articles in newspapers and magazines about "TMD" - temporomandibular (jaw) disorders, also called "TMJ syndrome." Perhaps you have even felt pain sometimes in your jaw area, or maybe your dentist or physician has told you that you have TMD.
Tooth Sensitivity – General
Tooth sensitivity is something that affects a number of people. It is often caused by eating or drinking something hot, cold, sweet or acidic. Under normal conditions, the underlying dentin of the tooth (the layer that immediately surrounds the nerve) is covered by the enamel in the tooth crown, and the gums that surround the tooth. Over time, the enamel covering can get thinner, thus providing less protection. The gums can also recede over time, exposing the underlying root surface dentin.
Tooth Sensitivity – Treatment Options
Tooth sensitivity is due to the exposure of dentin, the part of the tooth which covers the nerve, either through loss of the enamel layer or recession of the gums. Temperature changes and certain foods (acidic or sweet) can cause the tooth or teeth to be painful. The pain usually subsides after a short period of time.
Treatment Options for Tooth Sensitivity
While tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental problems, not everyone requires the same treatment. Your treatment will change depending on the cause. Fortunately most all types of sensitivity are treatable, sometimes right from your home.