Periodontal disease is another name for gum disease. It can occur for a number of reasons, and if it progresses, it can result in tooth loss. Still, the inflammation that causes periodontal disease can be reversed with good oral hygiene and proper professional dental care, such as the scaling of the teeth beneath the gums. However, prevention is the best form of treatment. Here are a few preventable causes of periodontal disease:
Having a tooth pulled is never fun for anyone, adult or child. But it does become a little more worrying when you're an adult, as you don't have any adult teeth to grow into the spot that previously held a white, shiny tooth. There are many reasons (which will be discussed below) as to why an adult would have to get a tooth pulled, but no matter what the reason, there is still going to be some amount of anxiety over the procedure.
Dealing with dental stains and discoloration can be frustrating, especially when your good dental hygiene efforts do nothing to relieve the problem. There can be many causes of persistent teeth discoloration, but thankfully there are many solutions as well. Here are some of the most effective solutions for teeth whitening.
Whitening Toothpastes and Mouthwash
A first, mild step that you can take to whiten teeth is an over-the-counter toothpaste with whitening action.
Most dentists provide after-hours emergency service or emergency referrals to partner dentists that do perform these services. The key is knowing what constitutes a dental emergency. The following guide describes several common scenarios that necessitate an immediate call to your dentist.
Issue #1: Knocked-Out Tooth
Acting quickly is the key to saving a knocked out tooth. It's only an emergency if it is an adult tooth – baby teeth are usually of no concern unless there is major tissue damage.
A misshapen smile does not have to be permanent. With the right dental work you can improve the looks of your smile and not only boost your confidence, but open doors. Braces are a common approach to repairing damaged teeth, but you do not have to feel like braces are your only option. Instead, you can, in some situations, use veneers to get expedited results.
An Analysis of Braces
Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth you want to move.