What are the parts of the tooth?
What causes cavity?
Why should I use fluoridated toothpaste?
I have bad breath despite I brush regularly?
When should my child first see a dentist?
What is single sitting root canal treatment?
My tooth was knocked out , how soon should I see a dentist?
What is periodontal disease?
What happens if I just ignore getting my teeth cleaned?
What’s the best way to prevent gum disease?
What’s the best way to brush?
What are the parts of the tooth?
A tooth is basically made up of two parts: the crown and the root. The crown is what you see when you smile or open your mouth. It’s the part that sits above your gumline. The root is below the gumline. It makes up about 2/3rds of the tooth’s total length.Four different tissues make up each tooth. The enamel is the durable, white covering. Enamel protects the tooth from the wear and tear of chewing.Dental Fact: Did you know that the enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body?Dentin supports the enamel on your teeth. It’s a yellow bone-like material that’s softer than enamel and carries some of the nerve fibres that tell you when something is going wrong inside your tooth.The Pulp is the centre of the tooth. It’s a soft tissue that contains blood and lymph vessels, and nerves. The pulp is how the tooth receives nourishment and transmits signals to your brain.
Cementum is what covers most of the root of the tooth. It helps to attach the tooth to the bones in your jaw. A cushioning layer called the Periodontal Ligament sits between the cementum and the jawbone. It helps to connect the two.
What causes cavity?
Your mouth is a busy place. Bacteria – tiny colonies of living organisms are constantly on the move in your mouth..there are healthy and harmful micro organisms in your mouth..but they are in a balanced condition in a normal mouth… however it gets disrupted on Having food stuff like sweet,stickyitems,kurkre,etc
Certain types of bacteria, however, can attach themselves to hard surfaces like the enamel that covers your teeth. If they’re not removed, they multiply and grow in number until a colony forms. More bacteria of different types attach to the colony already growing on the tooth enamel. Proteins that are present in your saliva (spit) also mix in and the bacteria colony becomes a whitish film on the tooth. This film is called plaque, and it’s what causes cavities.
Why Should I use Fluoridated Toothpaste?
Fluoride is a natural element that can be found in many things, like the water we drink and the food we eat. Decades ago, scientists began to notice that children who lived in places where fluoride occurred naturally in the water, had fewer dental cavities.Fluoride that is absorbed by your body is used by the cells that build your teeth to make stronger enamel. Topical fluoride – fluoride that is applied to the outside of the enamel – makes the crystals that form enamel more durable. Tooth enamel crystals that have fluoride are much more resistant to acid. They are less likely to breakdown and cause the tooth surface to become porous.
If your dentist recommends a fluoride treatment during your next dental visit, you’ll be receiving topical protection. The fluoride your dentist puts in your mouth will help make the crystals in your tooth enamel stronger. Always use a toothpaste with fluoride.
I have bad breath despite i brush regularly?
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease.Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bone that support the teeth. Untreated gum disease can become very serious, causing teeth to become loose or fall out.Gum disease is usually caused by a buildup of plaque, an invisible sticky layer of germs that forms naturally on the teeth and gums. Plaque contains bacteria, which produce toxins that irritate and damage the gums.Hundreds of types of bacteria live in the mouth, so keeping plaque at bay is a constant battle. That’s why brushing and flossing every day – and regular trips to the dentist – are so important.Prevention Tips
Fortunately, there’s good news: Gum disease is usually preventable. Just take care of your teeth, starting now. Don’t wait!
Brush twice a day for at least 3 minutes each time (about the length of your favorite song), and floss daily. If you’re not sure whether you’re brushing or flossing properly, your dentist or dental hygienist can show you the best techniques.
Always brush with a toothpaste that contains fluoride; some dentists also recommend daily mouth rinses containing fluoride.
Use a toothbrush with soft, polished bristles, as these are less likely to irritate or injure gum tissue. Be sure to replace your toothbrush at least every 3 to 4 months – a worn-out toothbrush can injure your gums. (Some toothbrush brands contain color indicators on the bristles to remind you to replace them when they become worn.)
Eat a healthy diet. Avoid snacks and junk foods packed with sugar that plaque-causing bacteria love to feed on.
Don’t smoke! Cigarettes and chewing tobacco cause mouth irritation and are very unhealthy for gums and teeth.
Regular dental care is extremely important in helping to keep your mouth healthy. Visit your Apollo Dental at least twice a year.
When should my child first see a dentist?
A child’s dental development begins before birth, and continues for about the next 18 years. When your child’s first tooth appears, you might begin wondering when the first trip to the dentist should be scheduled. Your child’s first visit to a dentist should bewhenthe first tooth aapears in the oral cavity….. After the first visit, children should see a dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups. These visits can allow your dentist to detect flaws early, possibly preventing more serious problems in the future. For a child’s comfort, you might consider selecting a pediatric dentist. These doctors specialize in treating young patients, and are usually careful to be gentle and sensitive to a young child’s needs.
What is single sitting root canal therapy?
Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Sometimes, however, damage occurs to a tooth (often from a deep cavity or an injury that causes a tooth to crack) and the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This infection damages the pulp of the tooth – the network of blood vessels and nerves inside.Left untreated, the damaged pulp can cause infection that will damage the bone around the tooth and cause swelling and pain.
If the damaged tooth becomes infected, your dentist, or a dental specialist called an ENDODONTIST, may have to perform an endodontic treatment (often called Root Canal Therapy) to save it.
Endodontic treatment involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, cleaning, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth. Depending upon how much infection there is in the injured tooth, your may be put on medicine before your dentist or Endodontist can begin to work.
OUR SPECIALITY is in doing all these steps in ONE SITTING ..we complete the entire preocedure in one it becomes really convenient and you get rid of the tiring and cumbersome number of visits to dental clinic
My tooth was knocked out , how soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Getting to a dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When a tooth is knocked out:
Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment.
Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root. Touching the root (the part of the tooth below the gum) can damage cells necessary for bone reattachment.
Gently rinse the tooth in water to remove dirt. Do not scrub.
Place the clean tooth in your mouth between the cheek and the gum to keep it moist.
It is important not to let the tooth dry out
It is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in a clean cloth or gauze and immerse in milk.
What happens if I just ignore getting my teeth cleaned?
As the plaque and calculus accumulate, the periodontal disease continues. Supporting tissues around the teeth (gums, periodontal ligaments, bone) are lost.Periodontal pockets form which trap additional plaque. Bad breath often accompanies this condition. Once the bone that supports the teeth is lost, it will not regrow without surgical intervention.
What’s the best way to prevent gum disease?
Conscientious removal of plaque by flossing, brushing and regular professional cleanings will minimise your risk of gum disease.
However, there are other factors that can affect the health of your gums, such as stress, diabetes, genetics and pregnancy.
What does periodontal treatment involve?
In the earlier states of gum disease (mild to moderate periodontitis), most treatment involves scaling and root planning. The procedure aims at removing plaque and calculus from the surface of the tooth adjacent to gumtissue.In the majority of early gum disease cases, treatment entails improved home care techniques and scaling and root planning.Advanced cases may require surgical treatment.
The best way to brush?
There are different styles of tooth brushing. The important thing to remember is that an effective brushing cleans every exposed tooth surface in a gentle, massaging motion.How long do you take to brush your teeth? Most people think they brush for at least a minute or two, but in reality they brush for 30 seconds or less.
Time yourself and see how you do. An effective brushing takes 2 – 3 minutes.
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