People who have one or more missing teeth, are often advised to go for dental procedure to replace the gaps with artificial teeth called dentures. Even though the quality of dentures improved significantly over the past few years, it is still considered as an efficient option because of its vast disadvantages. There are two possible options while choosing dentures – removable dentures and
Gum disease is an infection which occurs to the tissues that support the teeth. It is mainly caused by bacteria from plaque buildup. In patients who are more susceptible to gum disease, the body over reacts to the bacteria around the gums and lead to inflammation. The result of the gum inflammation is that it affects the blood stream… Continue reading
Causes: Numerous things cause your gums to be too high or too low. Gums that covers up a large portion of your teeth… Continue reading
Adequate supply of pure drinking water is the requirement for healthy life. Contamination of drinking water causes health hazards and some times leads to death. There are some common types of contaminants which pollutes water are given below.
Presence of microbes such as coliform bacteria and cryptosporidium in drinking water leads to contamination of water. This causes several diseases. Coliform bacteria is not a harm causing bacteria… Continue reading
Taking preventive measures involves measures taken to prevent or reduce the risk of oral cancer. Here are ten important measures to protect from oral cancer.
1. Oral hygiene
Maintaining oral hygiene prevent you from oral cancer. Poor oral hygiene leads to dental decay which in turn leads to oral cancer. It can be prevented by brushing daily twice, cleaning tongue and flossing regularly. Oral hygiene improves immune system… Continue reading
Wisdom teeth are the teeth that appear in the late teenage usually between 17 to 25 years. They appear at the last of all the teeth. Some times they may also appear after several years. People with more space in their mouth won’t have any problem with the appearance of the wisdom teeth, but people with small… Continue reading
Most of the time the dentists will have to increase the size of the jaw bone in the patients. The developments in bone grafting has made implant surgeries possible in cases which were not possible earlier. Increasing bone size for implants procedures can increase the cost of the treatment. In this article, we will discuss all about bone grafts… Continue reading
Many people do not like visiting the dentist and some people are afraid of the very thought of going to the dentist in such a way that they get scared even when they require dental treatment. Dental anxiety is a common problem. About 15 – 20% of population avoid visiting the dentist due to the fear. This article discusses important points on what causes of dental anxiety in some people… Continue reading
During any dental surgery where anesthesia is necessary, anesthesiologist gives the anesthesia to block the dental nerves on the particular site. While performing this, the amount of anesthesia given depends on the type of anesthesia used, length… Continue reading
Excessive exposure to high amount of fluoride during tooth development (childhood) can result in staining of teeth. This condition is known as fluorosis. It is hard to see and can only be detected by dentist. This article discusses the causes, symptoms and the prevention of dental fluorosis.
Children who are affected by fluorosis, the teeth may appear… Continue reading