Know Your Mouth

Tooth decay

Cavities are decayed areas of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay, are caused by a combination of factors, including not cleaning your teeth well; frequent snacking and sipping sugary drinks.

Tooth whitening

Everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, cleaning between their teeth once a day and the regular cleanings at your dentists office. If you decide you would like to go beyond this to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options.

First aid for tooth loss

If your tooth is knocked out, get emergency dental care. It’s sometimes possible to successfully re implant permanent teeth that have been knocked out. But this is an option only if you follow the steps below immediately ? before you see a dentist.

Tooth Abscess

A tooth abscess also known as root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues surrounding the jaw bone at the tip of an infected tooth.

Tooth discoloration

There are various causes for tooth discoloration which include both intrinsic or extrinsic factors

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease

Gingivitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, describes the events that begin with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end ? if not properly treated ? with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.

Toothache

Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothaches for most children and adults. Bacteria that live in mouth thrive on sugars and starches in the food we eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of teeth.

How to choose toothpastes and toothbrush

Today in market we have so many dental care products, from toothpastes to tooth brushes to mouth washes. The best strategy for selecting tooth paste and tooth brush is simply to ask your dentist or dental hygienist.

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums is among the common conditions affecting the oral cavity. bleeding gums is a serious problem. It is either indicating the beginning of the destructive process involving the supporting tissue around the tooth or some serious underlying systemic problems, which could be fatal.

Yellow teeth

It is very embarrassing to have a yellow tooth. It causes low self-esteem. The person will hesitate to smile in front of others. There are various causes for this yellow tooth.

Mouth rinses

Mouth rinse or mouthwash is a product used for oral hygiene. Antiseptic and anti-plaque mouth rinse claims to kill the germs that cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath. Anti-cavity mouth rinse uses fluoride to protect against tooth decay. Mouth rinses are generally classified either as cosmetic, therapeutic, or a combination of the two. Cosmetic rinses are commercial, over-the-counter (OTC) products that help remove oral debris before or after brushing, temporarily suppress bad breath, diminish bacteria in the mouth, and refresh the mouth with a pleasant taste.

How to brush your teeth

Brushing teeth is important and can prevent tooth and gum related diseases. Proper brushing takes at least two full minutes.To brush properly, you need short, gentle strokes, paying special attention to the gum line, hard-to-reach back teeth areas, around crowns, fillings or other restoration. Concentrate thoroughly on each tooth as you brush.