Everyone should get a professional dental cleaning 2 times year. Almost always a dental cleaning or a prophy( the dental term for a cleaning) is recommended with a dental exam and needed x-rays so that your dentist can make sure no new treatment is need.
As adult teeth begin to make their way in to your child's mouth and replace baby teeth, the back teeth may have deep groves ( pits and fishers). Your dentist may recommend a filling type material (dental term: selents) to block out the deep groves, and help fight cavities. It's painless and takes only a few minutes to place.
Our teeth are made of various minerals such as calcium and phosphate (similar to what our bones are made up off). As we eat throughout the day, through a complex mechanism some of the minerals are removed from the teeth. Our saliva has the supply of minerals needed to replace these lost mineralise, however, past researched has shown that if fluoride is introduced in to the tooth, teeth become stronger and have increase ability to fight cavities.
Your dentist will use either gels, liquids or pastes to get the cavity fighting fluoride placed on your tooth. This will aid your oral cavity to fight cavities.
Starting from a young age everyone should get Florida therapy. Ask your dentist on how to have professional fluoride applied at the office and what are the best home techniques to maximize fluoride application.
A tooth consists of 3 layers. The out layer ( dental term: enamel), the inner layer ( dental term: dentin) and the nerve ( dental term: pulp). A cavity ( dental term: decay) starts from the outer layer and once it reaches the inner layer, your dentist will do a filling to prevent the cavity from spreading to the nerve ( see root canal for what happens when the cavity reaches the nerve).
Teeth come in various shapes and sizes. If your not satisfied with the color of your teeth, even after a professional whiting, nor are you happy with the shape of your teeth, veneers maybe a choice of treatment for you. Veneers are a tine layers of special dental material ( dental term: ceramics) which are place on to of your teeth ( some teeth my be slightly reshaped or have the outer layer reduce before placed on teeth). Veneers make the undesired color of your teeth and aid in creating teeth that match your desired smile.
A dental crown goes over a tooth. The crown serves as a shield for the tooth, while at the same time taking the same or similar shape, color and function as the tooth it replaces.
Some but not all reasons a tooth may need a crown:
Once a cavity pass the inner layer ( dental term: dentin) and hit the nerve, Bactria have direct tunnel/ bridge connection to the surrounding human tissues. To stop the spread your dentist will recommend root canal therapy ( removal of the nerve).
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