Several factors may explain why one individual who is more vigilant about oral hygiene may suffer from more episodes of tooth decay when compared to another person who isn't as vigilant about dental hygiene. This article discusses some of those risk factors that contribute to the development of tooth decay.
Oral bacteria feed on the food particles that stick to the teeth. That bacteria secretes acids that can gradually erode the surface of the teeth until the living tissues inside the teeth are exposed to the microbes.
Dental implants are a perfect solution for damaged or missing teeth. After fitting, your natural smile will be restored and only you and your dentist need ever know that they are there. So, they look great but what about when it comes to using them? Here are our top tips for maintaining oral hygiene with implants and dealing with any post-implant pain.
As with any surgery, there will be soreness and swelling immediately after implantation but this will quickly calm down.
You may be opting for some cosmetic dentistry procedures at your dentist, but even though this is voluntary it doesn't alter the fact that you are very apprehensive of that needle. This is a common fear, but is it unfounded? What is the real reason behind the discomfort and how might new developments help to eliminate the pain?
Get to the "Root" of the Problem
While it is true to say that most dentists today can administer the local anaesthetic without it causing too much distress for the patient, it's the initial sensation that sets most people off.
When you got your new dentures, your dentist is likely to have told you to make sure to keep your teeth moist when you aren't wearing them. While you may have got in the habit of doing this, say by soaking your teeth in water when you aren't wearing them at night, you may occasionally forget to put your dentures in water. Why is this a problem and how can you fix dry dentures?
You're staying at a relative's house, and you've forgotten your toothbrush. If you don't have time to leave their house to go shopping for a new toothbrush, you can make do without it. Here are a few brushing alternatives to try:
1. Brush with toothpaste and your finger.
If you can find a bit of toothpaste in your relative's bathroom, just put a dollop on your finger and use that to brush your teeth.