Many people struggle with their oral health. However, even if you eat an oral-friendly diet and brush regularly, you may develop a cavity. Cavities can vary in size and severity, but they should all be treated. If you would like to know more about cavities, keep reading.
What Causes Cavities?
Cavities develop when the tooth's enamel breaks down. Factors that can affect tooth enamel include:
Bacteria Acidic foods/beverages Sugary foods/beverages Foods high in simple carbohydrates Plaque Tartar Acid from foods, plaque, and bacteria break down the tooth's enamel and break into the dentin to create a cavity or decaying and dead tooth tissue.
Many people dread visiting the dentist regardless of their age. Perhaps this is because of an unpleasant experience or a generalized fear that professional tooth care and dental treatment are painful. Kids generally learn this fear of the dentist from older family members. However, you must not allow fear and anxiety to overwhelm your child because it could mean a lifetime of poor or inexpert dental health care. Here are some tips to help you alleviate dental anxiety in small kids:
Your upcoming root canal procedure will feature a pause in the middle. The first stage of the process involves removing the tooth's infected pulp (which is its nerve) and filling the empty pulp chamber with a natural latex called gutta-percha. The final stage is giving the tooth a permanent cavity (and possibly a dental crown). Between these stages, there's a pause when your tooth will be fitted with a temporary crown.
For many people, wisdom teeth removal is about much more than preventing pain. In fact, getting your wisdom teeth removed can actually help prevent future dental problems.
If your dentist recommends removing your wisdom teeth, there are a few reasons why this could be. Here are a few issues wisdom teeth removal can prevent.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Prevents Overcrowding
If your wisdom teeth are left in, they can cause your other teeth to become crowded.
Will you be getting a root canal in the future to help treat a problematic tooth? If so, there is not much to worry about when it comes to the procedure itself because the dentist will do it all for you. However, it is up to you to handle your own home care. Here are some tips on what you should do after getting a root canal.
Avoid Chewing Immediately After