Tooth erosion is a result of acid wearing away your enamel. Your enamel is the dense mineral substance that protects your teeth. Even though it is the hardest substance in your body, it can wear down from acid as a result of too many sugary foods and drinks.
You cannot grow your enamel back. This is why it is so important to protect it and to try to mineralize your teeth through fluoride.
Nature provides us with many substances that whiten teeth naturally and harmlessly, with no extra steps beyond eating and drinking necessary to achieve the often long-lost, naturally white state of our teeth! Some foods contribute to overall dental health by providing minerals necessary for strength, and encouraging production of anti-inflammatory agents that fight infection; strong, healthy teeth tend to be naturally whiter than teeth with damaged enamel or surrounded by diseased gums.
Oral Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness about a type of cancer that is often overlooked. Dentists are often the first to notice the signs of oral cancer. This disease affects the tongue and other parts of the mouth, and is typically found in smokers. If caught early, it is very treatable, but since it’s a type of cancer that is not usually noticed by the patient, it is often not discovered until later stages.
There are many different parts to the individual tooth, from the top layer down into the inner pulp. We have many different teeth of all shapes and sizes, too. Molars, canines, incisors, and premolars are the different type of teeth, but each tooth contains the same inner workings! Here is a brief overview of all the different layers of the tooth.
People are commonly aware of the dangers of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Without treatment dizziness, disorientation, fainting and even more serious health issues may occur. The general public is not typically aware of the way heat stroke and heat exhaustion can impact their teeth, however.
Do you have an unmitigated fear of the dentist? Have you been putting off your dental checkup for months, even years, because you’re overwhelmed at the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair? If this sounds like you, then you may have dental anxiety.