Archive for June, 2015

Dental crowns and bridges – A basic guide

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In case you have teeth with severely damaged or broken dental crowns or you are missing one or several teeth in the dental arch, it is necessary to replace these lost tooth crowns.

Dental crowns are specially designed dentures that reimburse damaged coronal tooth structure and fully mimic the size, shape and color of teeth. There are few situations in which using dental crowns is highly recommended:

  1. Fracture of the tooth crown
  2. Teeth ...
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A few Things You Should Know About Early Childhood Caries

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Early childhood caries or baby bottle tooth decay is a term used to describe a type of caries that occurs in children between the ages of 3-8 months and 3 years. This is a very aggressive form of caries which rapidly destroys the milk teeth. The main cause for the occurrence of this caries is the colonization of bacteria such as Streptococcus mutans. The enamel of baby teeth is less ...

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A few foods that damage your teeth

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It is very important to understand that we can protect our teeth if we take care of the food we eat. Food is a daily need for humans. It compensates the vitamins we spend during the day and makes us beat the feeling of hunger. However, after consumption of certain foods it is very important to brush the teeth because the composition and acids which are part of their composition ...

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What is bruxism?

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Bruxism is the technical term for forced, excessive clenching and teeth grinding that is not associated with chewing food. It usually occurs at night. During this period patients experience long and strong non-physiological load of the teeth and their supporting structures. This habit is often related to emotional stress, fear, tension or fatigue where the unconscious clenching of the teeth is associated with the powerful movements of the lower jaw ...

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Receding gums – gingival recession

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Receding gums is a medical term used to describe a movement of the level of gingival edges i.e. the edge of the gum in the direction of the tip of the tooth root. It can affect more or less all existing teeth or it can be manifested only in individual teeth.

Receding gums of most or all teeth is a clinical manifestation of advanced stages of periodontal disease. After the initial ...

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How to protect your teeth?

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The teeth inevitably deteriorate with the aging process, but they can be protect until old age if you follow certain rules and tips. In this article we will present several processes that lead to too tooth deterioration and can be regarded as natural as well as ways in which these processes can be eliminated or slowed down.

  1. The remains of sugary foods and cereal products ferment in the mouth, forcing the ...
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Edentulism

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The lack of one or more teeth is very common not only among adults, but also among a large number of children and therefore represents a significant problem for modern dentistry. Edentulism s a syndrome and condition characterized by a loss of permanent teeth in the dental arch of the lower or upper jaw. This is not a disease, but a state that occurs as a result of dental diseases ...

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