Archive for January 2016

Yellow Teeth

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Many of us look in the mirror and wonder how our teeth got so yellow!!!!
Yellowing happens gradually; that’s why it can easily be overlooked.

What causes Yellow Teeth?

Different things can affect the color of your teeth like

A lot of food and beverages have the potential to create the teeth stains like coffee, black tea, red wine, grapes, pomegranate and blueberries. These types of food are rich in pigments –producing substances that stick to the enamel.

Acidic food can erode the enamel of the tooth leaving a rough surface that stains easier.

Stained teeth from smoking is the most common reason to have yellow or discolored teeth.

Finally the last but not least is the poor oral hygiene which allows plaque to build up on the teeth.

Remedy of discolored teeth:

Treatment:

Treatment options of yellow or discolored teeth can vary depending on the cause.

As a preventive step, good brushing and flossing technique can play a major role in delaying teeth staining, as well as avoiding food and beverages that cause stains and discolored teeth.

Teeth Whitening Methods:

Whitening the discolored teeth through a teeth whitening gel in clinic or at home is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedure now a days.

Laser teeth whitening are a highly effective way to whiten your teeth. It’s becoming more popular among average people who are looking to correct a dull smile.

It’s safe, as well as less time consuming method among other technologies of teeth whitening.

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Bad Breath – Halitosis

Bad breath

“Bad Breath” could be an embarrassing problem and can affect relationships in business and private life. The good news is that “It Is Preventable”.

Causes of Bad breath:

There are several factors that cause bad breath like:

The type of food we consume.

Irregular brushing and flossing.

Gum disease and infection.

Dry mouth.

Smoking.

Medical conditions like diabetes.

 Treatment of bad breath:

For a chronic bad breath, which is the bad breath “that never goes away”! , you need to visit your dentist to source out the problem.

Working on the original cause through regular visits to the dentist, along with the thorough cleaning by the hygienist on original bases.

Sticking to the standard measures of brushing and flossing  and using tongue cleaner at home.

 

All the above guarantee a fresh breath and the confident feeling when people are around you.

 

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Bleeding Gums – Gingivitis

 

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It is a sign of gum disease like “Gingivitis” or surrounding bone loss or what we call “Periodontitis”. Left untreated, it will be a main cause for teeth loss.

Treatment for Gingivitis:  

Depending on the cause of the bleeding gum the dentist will decide a treatment plan involves removing plaque and calculus off all teeth surfaces, cleaning of the teeth’s roots if needed and eliminating the depth of the periodontal pockets.

Prevention of Bleeding Gums:

Regular visits to the dentist and abiding to good oral hygiene standards are main factors  of treatment success and prevention in the future.

 

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Tooth decay or tooth cavity

Tooth decay or tooth cavity

Tooth decay develops as a cavity in the tooth when the plaque layer that’s clinging on the tooth interact with the food remnants like sugary food and producing acids which dissolve the tooth enamel creating a cavity .

Treatment
Cleaning the decayed material from the tooth and filing the cavity with special filling material like Composite fillings or Ceramic fillings depending on the size of the cavity.

Prevention of tooth decay
Following are the steps to prevent Tooth Decay:

  • Brushing and flossing teeth daily.
  • Healthy diet.
  • Regular visits to the dentist.
  • Using mouth wash.
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