Air abrasion technology is the use of a high pressure spray of aluminum oxide, which cuts through the tooth structure and removes decay, old white filings and prepares the tooth for the dental sealant.
Pregnancy and Oral Health
It's a myth that calcium is lost from the mother's teeth and 'one tooth is lost with every pregnancy. However, you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy.
Cold sores are eruptive ulcers, caused by a virus called herpes simplex type-1, which can passed from one person to another by physical contact. In most cases, you get the virus in your childhood and once you have the virus, it stays in your body forever which may cause the cold sores to come back in the future.
The Tooth Anatomy
A pictures showing the anatomy of a tooth.
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease that attacks the gums, bone and other supporting structures causing loss of teeth. Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky colorless film of bacteria that continuously forming on the teeth.
Oral cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 30,000 Americans every year, and will cause approximately 8,000 deaths. On average, only half of those with the disease will survive more than five years.
Dental Anxiety and Phobia
Dental phobia which is generated due to dental anxiety is a severe and intense fear without any particular reason. Due to this phobia, people use to avoid the visit to the dental surgeon due to intense fear and terror
Snoring is a common problem that people might not be aware of. It can defined as a loud breathing sound during sleep that is caused by the vibration of the soft palate (the soft part of the roof of the mouth).
Canker sores are ulcers of the mouth that affect millions of Americans every year causing pain and discomfort. The cause of canker sores is unknown but several factors have been identified. Normally, the canker sores heal after 7-10 days.
Aneroxia Nervosa is a psychophysiologic disorder characterized by excessive dieting and denial of hunger leading to weight loose. It is usually found among white females between ages 12-35.