Tooth Loss & Smoking

All of us are aware about the consequences of smoking. Apart from affecting your oral health, this habit also effects everything else. The majority of smokers know that smoking is bad for the teeth. If you are one of them, you should learn by now that quitting this habit can both save your general health…

Smoking and oral health

How can smoking affect my oral health? Most people are now aware that smoking is bad for their health. It can cause many different medical problems and, in some cases, fatal diseases. However, many people don’t realise the damage that smoking does to their mouth, gums and teeth.Smoking can lead to tooth staining, gum disease,…

5 Ways To Prevent Tooth Decay Gum Disease

Nearly all American adults experience forms of tooth decay and gum disease, most commonly in the form of cavities and gingivitis detected during routine dental visits. Cavities and gingivitis are common, and start as small concerns, but when left untreated they can quickly escalate to more severe dental disease. Despite what statistics may suggest, keeping…

How smoking affects your oral health? Caring for your Teeth and Gums

In addition to several other chronic diseases, tobacco use is a primary cause of many oral diseases and adverse oral conditions. For example, tobacco is a risk factor for oral cancer and periodontal disease. It can also cause stained yellow or brown teeth, bad breath, and loss of teeth. Smoking is thought to alter bacteria…

Are dental fillings safe?

Fillings are a protective measure for holes that can be created by plaque, a sticky coating of germs that forms on teeth every day. Among Canadian adults, 96 percent have at least one tooth that is either decayed or has been filled (the average is at least 10); Canada’s teens have, on average, at least…

6 simple strategies to prevent cavities

1. Brush your teeth regularly (and properly!) Though it may sound obvious, the best way to keep cavities at bay is to keep your teeth clean. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, ideally after every meal-and be thorough! Dr. Harry Höediono, president of the Ontario Dental Association, says that while most people spend…

Ways to Prevent Tooth Decay in Children

Tooth decay in children can be caused by various reasons.  The most common reason for tooth decay in children is poor brushing techniques, and eating too many sweets.  It is important that they learn early about good brushing techniques, so that they will practice them on a regular basis.  Tooth decay in children can lead…

DENTAL FILLINGS HEAL TEETH WITH STEM CELLS

The scientists are now hoping to develop the technique with industry partners in order to make it available for dental patients as an alternative to traditional fillings. Kyle Vining, a fellow at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, said: “We are excited about the promise of therapeutic biomaterials for bringing regenerative medicine to restorative dentistry.”…

Fillings that heal your teeth – How regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem cells inside teeth to repair and regenerate dentin.   The approach could significantly impact millions of dental patients each year by dental fillings that help heal teeth when…

What is the difference between inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay?

Inlay, onlay, overlay and pinlay are types of restorative prosthesis that fall somewhere between fillings and dental crowns. In other words, these microdentures are used to restore cavities that are too large for fillings but can be managed without installing crowns. This is a conservative treatment and is preferred over crowns as they help to…

India’s street dentists filling gap for the poor

IGNORING noisy buses and curious onlookers, street dentist Allah Baksh plunges his hands into a patient’s mouth to fit a sparkling set of dentures for US$12 (RM43) in the Indian city of Bangalore. With his plastic stool, mirror and glass cases of teeth on display, Baksh is among hundreds of such dentists frowned upon by…

Baby Teeth Deserve Care While They’re There

Misconception: Baby teeth don’t matter because they are going to fall out anyway. Actually: Neglecting baby teeth can set a child up for lifelong dental trouble. Nearly a quarter of all children between the ages of 2 and 5 have cavities, a study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. What’s the big deal?…