Eruption of teeth in babies is an important phase in a child’s overall development process. The complete set of teeth erupts in phases till the child is about 3 years in age. Teeth begin to develop during the embryonic stage of development (during pregnancy) and the process continues even after the birth of a child.
Bad teeth refers to unhealthy or ugly teeth with gum related issues in teeth, infected teeth, rotten teeth, decayed teeth, impacted teeth, etc. The unappealing appearance is also a matter of concern for people. New artificially made teeth set or veneers can be used to get rid of bad teeth.
Probiotics are living organisms that are used for health benefits in medical science. These live organisms are good bacteria. They are available now in different forms, but probiotics are naturally found in foods such as yeasts, yogurt and other fermented foods and drinks. Probiotics can be used in the fight against tooth decay and dental cavities (dental caries).
Emergency dentist performs treatment and examination of an urgent dental problem on priority basis. These dental problems may create difficulty while eating food, talking, and in some cases during movement of the head.
Your dentist will detect dental cavities by asking you certain questions such as whether you experience any pain or sensitivity with eating certain types of foods. He will examine your mouth and teeth and probe the teeth with dental instruments. Certain imaging techniques such as dental X-rays are helpful.
A dental crown or a dental cap is a prosthetic cover which is cemented onto a damaged tooth. The major purpose of a tooth crown is protection and covering of a damaged tooth. It also strengthens the tooth and provides a perfect alignment in your mouth.
Scientists have found another harmful bacterium called Streptococcus sobrinus, which accelerates tooth decay in some people, but very little information is known about this microbe. A team of Illinois Bioengineering researchers has successfully sequenced the complete genomes of three different strains of S. sobrinus, to study further about these bacteria.
Your tooth may not now remain dead after root canal procedure. Scientists have found biomaterials that can keep tooth alive even after the surgery. This will also make the root canal procedure simpler by reducing the need to drill through entire tooth. Only a smaller hole may be sufficient.
Scientists found a new way of root re-development in a child’s tooth by using stem cells extracted from the baby teeth. The therapy can treat injuries in children including tooth decay. Clinical trials are to be conducted for FDA approval in USA.
Discoloration of the tooth is a major sign of cavity formation that can be observed even if a person feels no pain in the tooth. Black and brown stains or spots become prominent on the front of the tooth or inside of the grooves of the tooth in case an already filled cavity is broken or removed.