Discover 5 interesting truths about wisdom teeth

There are many reasons why a tooth may be missing. There may have been irreversible damage to the tooth due to disease; trauma or they simply are never there.

DENTAL BRIDGE

There are many reasons why a tooth may be missing. There may have been irreversible damage to the tooth due to disease; trauma or they simply are never there.

DIET AND ORAL HEALTH

There is an intimate relationship between diet and oral health. The old saying “everything in moderation” probably holds true for everything in life including what we are about to discuss. Let’s explore what are the main culprits that can destroy teeth but also the saviours that can actually strengthen your tooth structure.

TOOTHACHE

A toothache is a pain in or around a tooth that may be caused by tooth decay, abscessed tooth, tooth fracture, a damaged filling, clenching/ grinding teeth, and infected gums.However the source of toothache might not be related to teeth, such as gingivitis or periodontitis (inflammation of the jaw bone), and systemic condition that presents itself as toothache, such as, sinusitis, angina pectoris (heart disease), malignant lesion in the jaw, trigeminal neuralgia etc.

BRUSHING TECHNIQUE

9 mistakes that you may be making while brushing your teeth. It’s something you (should) do twice a day, every day. But it’s not as simple as just scrubbing and rinsing. 1. Using the wrong toothbrush: All toothbrush bristles have a rating — hard, medium, soft, and extra soft. Just ignore the medium and hard bristles altogether. Hard and medium brushes will eventually wear out the enamel of your teeth and cause a traumatic recession of gums especially if done the wrong way.

BROKEN TOOTH

It’s the inconvenient truth. It’s the day before a long holiday and you gather together in front of the most amazing din-ner with the people you most love. You bite into that nice juicy steak you have been craving for all day and suddenly you hear a “CRUNCH”. You’ve bitten into bone or some-thing hard. Oh well, it happens. But then you feel this elec-tric shock on the next bite and you feel it with your tongue, only to realize half of your tooth is missing. WHAT NOW?

CAVITIES OR CARIES

Cavities/ caries are permanent damage to the tooth that occurs as a result of bacterial acid attacks. They can happen on any age groups: such as infants to elderly.  Its cause are combinations of these factors: susceptible tooth, bacteria, sugar and time. Bacteria in the mouth decompose food debris and/or sugar stuck on the teeth and produce acids, which given enough time will destroy the tooth enamel (the outer layer of the tooth), causing the formation of cavities.