– Lingual braces are fitted on the backs of your teeth.
– Clear brackets and clear wires are barely noticeable.
– Ceramic braces use wires that are colour-matched to your teeth.
– Clear aligners are plastic trays that can be removed when you eat.
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Your toothbrush is your most essential tool to maintain healthy teeth and to avoid trips to the dentist. But even modern brushes should be replaced from time to time. Here are three recommendations to keep in mind at all times:
– Change your brush if its bristles have begun to fray.
– If someone you know has been sick, buying a new brush helps to prevent the spread of germs.
– If the bristles emit a foul odour, replace the brush.
“Your toothbrush has a pretty short life due to the fact that it’s exposed to bacteria day in and day out.”
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– Choose a pediatric dentist who specialises in treating younger patients.
– Visit the location before the physical appointment.
– Play dentist-related games to prepare the child for the visit.
“The American Dental Association recommends that children have their first check-up around the time that their first tooth comes in.”
– Fix gaps between teeth, straighten crooked teeth
– Improve the appearance of teeth with veneers and whiten unsightly stains
– Teeth can be straightened discreetly with clear aligners and braces
Talk to an experienced dentist if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile and give your confidence a boost. “It’s easier now than ever to get the smile you want at a price you can afford.”
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Sharks can replace a lost tooth so why can’t humans? Teeth possess stem cells which should, in theory, be capable of being used to replace missing teeth and scientists are working on this possibility.
– Scientists can already grow teeth in laboratory animals, and the next step is human clinical trials
– Stem cells will be used to re-grow rather than replace missing teeth.
– The dentist of the future will store dental stem cells to fix cavities and create a new tooth
“Instead of simply throwing a tooth in the bin after an extraction, we may be able to extract cells for a future when they can be used to replenish a tooth.”
An article on the topic can be found at http://www.impactlab.net/2017/08/11/will-stem-cells-replace-dental-implants/.
Research reveals that people with prolonged gum disease (periodontitis) are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people without This is why you should be aware of the potential risks of gum disease.
– Periodontitis increases inflammation in the body and is suggested to cause a decline in thinking ability.
– Older people with gum disease are at 70% higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
– Gum disease symptoms include bleeding gums, pain, sensitivity and tooth loss.
Brush and floss your teeth daily and regularly visit the dentist for treatment and checkups.
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Recent research has shown a clear connection between long-term gum disease and the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Experts have established that patients with periodontitis (gum disease) for ten years of more are up to 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those without.
Chronic cases of gum disease can cause:
– Severe inflammation of gums
– Damage to teeth and tooth enamel
– Possible deterioration in mental ability
Although the research has proven “no overall link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s”, any sign of gum disease is something your dentist should be made aware of. A full article on the research can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/long-term-gum-disease-linked-to-alzheimers-disease_us_59974d9de4b0a2608a6c768a.
– A tooth infection develops when some kind of trauma or decay results in a dead nerve within the tooth
– Abscesses can form a lump in the gums as well as swelling.
– Infections are treated with root canal; abscesses may require extraction and drainage.
If in doubt, the best thing is to see your dentist so he can put a stop to the spread of infection.
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Occasionally patients experience an inflammatory response to dental implants which can lead to tissue and bone damage. Scientists are developing a form of chewing gum which allows patients to detect early signs of inflammation.
– Keep teeth and dental implants clean by brushing twice daily
– See your dentist for regular check-ups
– Follow a healthy diet and quit smoking to promote good oral health
Self-testing with gum is still a few years away but could lead to early detection of dental problems.
“Chewing gum rapid tests for other medical applications are presently under development.”
Annual screenings are advisable for those over eighteen and more often for smokers and users of tobacco products. Warning signs of possible oral cancer include:
– White or red blotches on the tongue
– Persistent sore throat
– A sore in the mouth that won’t heal
Your dentist can check for possible signs of cancer when checking your teeth and “screenings are non-invasive and pain-free”. For more information see the online article at http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/from-what-age-should-i-get-screened-for-oral-cancer/.