Enamel is harder than bone and steel. That is just as well since human beings can generate a biting force of over 200 pounds. Three meals a day, plus the occasional snack then, means that your teeth are constantly under pressure. When you add to that the acid content and processed sugars contained in many modern foods, it's easy to see that teeth need to be stronger than steel. Despite their great strength, teeth will gradually shrink due to wear and erosion.
11 December 2017
Did you know that the human face has 43 muscles? Together, they allow you to make a wide range of facial expressions. Of course, one of the most popular is the smile, an expression that requires 26 of those muscles. Each muscle is attached to bone and the surrounding tissues by fibrous cords of tissue. These keep the muscles from moving around too much. In the human mouth, there are three such anchors.
21 November 2017
Visiting the dentist is a fairly common phobia, an experience that many people find stressful. But these difficulties often pale in comparison to the anxiety a dentist appointment can cause an autistic child. When a child has autism, it can be difficult to explain to them why the dentist is important. It's even harder to help them understand that they're safe and there's nothing to worry about. There are also several traits of autistic people that make the whole dentistry experience more unpleasant than it is for others.
24 October 2017
Orthodontists are aware that just because a patient starts a course of Invisalign or braces, that doesn't mean the rest of their life comes to a halt. Life goes on with or without dental treatment. So, if you were forced to stop wearing your Invisalign trays weeks or months ago due to a family or career matter, your orthodontist will be able to empathise. You should also be able to pick up where you left off--if possible.
5 October 2017
Dental problems can cause pain and sensitivity, affecting the functionality of teeth. In simple terms you might experience difficulty in eating, drinking and talking when suffering from a tooth or gum disease. Unfortunately, there are oral conditions which affect more than the physical status of the body. Such conditions cause embarrassment in public, lowering personal self-esteem and the confidence to perform normal duties. Here are some of these common dental conditions and subsequent solutions.
12 September 2017
Have you been noticing that your teeth look as though they are covered in cracks or small scratches, especially after drinking wine or coffee? Don't fret. You probably have craze lines. Fortunately, unlike actual cracks in your enamel, which would cause pain and sensitivity, craze lines are a naturally occurring phenomenon and not a sign that your teeth are falling apart. Craze lines usually appear as vertical lines on teeth and occur over time due to wear and tear.
1 August 2017
Before you go off to work or school in the morning, it's only natural that you'd prefer your teeth and mouth to look and smell good. After all, a dose of morning breath is not exactly the best way to greet colleagues or classmates. But one area of oral hygiene that is often overlooked is whether or not it is better to brush before or after breakfast. For some people, brushing their teeth is one of the first things they do because they cannot stand the yucky, furry feeling of morning mouth, while others eat breakfast before brushing.
1 August 2017
Tooth whitening is one of the most common procedures that people ask for throughout the country, and there's nothing wrong with using a dentist-recommended product to bring your teeth back to perfect pearly white. That said, there are one or two issues that can arise as a result of whitening, and one of the most troubling can be excessive sensitivity. Sensitive teeth are often caused by a lack of surface enamel, though there are other issues that can be to blame.
7 March 2017