A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve your oral health. The AGD, Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education, strongly recommends that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months. This professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention. People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper brushing and flossing techniques typically do not experience discomfort during a cleaning. However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene habits may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. The dentist can use a topical anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.
Dental caries (tooth decay) is caused by acid-producing bacteria that collect around the teeth and gingival (gums) in a sticky, clear film called “plaque.” Acid erosion damages your enamel and gradually changes the shape, texture and appearance of your teeth. Without good daily oral hygiene and regular dental visits, teeth become more vulnerable to caries.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available -- complete and partial dentures.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth. Crowns restore a tooth’s shape and size, strength, and/or improve its appearance. Crowns encase the entire visible portion of a tooth – from top of tooth to the gum line. A dental crown may be needed to:
There could be many reasons for tooth extractions. Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anaesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.
Do you grind your teeth in your sleep or experience jaw pain? Some people may not be aware that they grind or clench teeth in their sleep. A dental exam would be the best way to find out about your grinding behavior. Night guards are removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. They are used to protect tooth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) dysfunction TMD, and stabilize the jaw joints during occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures. People prone to nighttime clenching, should routinely wear night guards at night.
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