Sensitive teeth, referred to medically as dentinal hypersensitivity, can occur when gums pull away from your teeth at the gumline exposing the dentin layer of your tooth. Dentin is the softer tooth layer that lies beneath the hard enamel surface. Below the gumline dentin is not protected by the enamel that covers the part [...]
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Dental implants are posts, or anchors, that are surgically implanted into the jawbone and fulfil the role that the root did in the natural tooth. Once the dental implants are in place, false teeth are attached to them. Yet while expensive and involve considerable work, they provide an incredibly stable and strong base for [...]
A dental abscess is a painful swelling filled with a thick fluid that is yellow in color (pus). There are two types of dental abscess, a gum abscess (also known as a periodontal abscess) and a tooth abscess (also known as a periapical abscess). Abscesses can form when the inside of your mouth is [...]
Cold sores are a painful infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Known commonly as fever blisters, these blisters can appear on any part of the body but are commonly found on the outside of the mouth and lips. After forming, blisters break to form a contagious sore that lasts between 7 to 10 [...]
Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. Taking care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you - - you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene. Babies are born with all their teeth [...]
Cavities, also referred to as tooth decay, or dental caries, is the breakdown of the hard tissues of the tooth. This breakdown, or demineralization, is caused by acids produced by the bacteria found in plaque. This damage can lead to the formation of pits or holes (cavities) and will eventually require professional treatment. Your [...]
A canker sore is a small, painful sore that develops inside the mouth. The medical name for it is aphthous ulcers. These shallow sores can be found on or under the tongue, inside your cheek or lip, at the base of the gums, or on the soft palate. Canker sores can appear in single [...]
Teeth tartar, also known as dental calculus, is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration. It creates a strong bond that can only be removed at a dental clinic. Tartar formation contributes to trapping newly-formed plaque and bacteria, making it more difficult to remove them. Susceptibility to acquiring [...]
A burning sensation in the mouth is a common feeling that can happen due to a number of disorders. When this burning sensation happens along with other symptoms, this can be indicative of several health conditions. However, up to 15% of older patients may experience a burning sensation in the mouth despite the absence [...]
The tongue is an organ of the human body with a very uneven surface, the tiny rises and falls of the rough surface make a perfect place for bacteria to live and grow. In fact, it is this unevenness in comparison to the smooth surface of the teeth that leads to it containing much [...]