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What is baby bottle tooth decay?

Baby bottle tooth cavities affect the visible surface of the front teeth starting with upper incisors and then spreading to the canines, lower incisors and molars.

Why overbrushing your teeth can be dangerous?

Overbrushing can cause gum recession and abrasion lesions on the facial surface of the teeth. Carefully choose your toothbrush and toothpaste and avoid self-made dental tools.

The 5 Stages of Tooth Decay

The stages of dental caries start with demineralization and initial tooth lesions, then go through enamel and dentin destruction, pulp infection and abscess formation.

Geographic Tongue

Geographic tongue, also known as benign migratory glossitis, is a harmless condition that impacts the surface of your tongue. It results in patches with raised borders that look like islands.

What dental procedures are safe during pregnancy?

Dental treatments you are allowed to have during pregnancy.

What is the difference between dental attrition, abfraction, erosion and abrasion?

Dental attrition and abfraction are caused by bruxing, but the damage occurs at different points of the teeth. Abrasion is caused by rubbing against foreign objects and erosion is induced by chemical components.

Teeth Erosion

Enamel wear due to acid activity is known as dental erosion. This condition can be caused by overconsumption of acidic foods or saliva inability to neutralize the low pH in the mouth (dry mouth syndrome).

Dental Attrition

Teeth wear that is caused by malocclusion and friction is known as dental attrition. It can be due to bad biting habits, clenching and bruxing.

Upper Lip Tie

Tied lip is a condition where the upper lip is tightly attached to the gums and does not allow proper lip movement.

What is a rubber dental dam?

Dental rubber dam is a piece of latex or nitrile that is used for teeth isolation during dental procedures. The dam is attached to the teeth with dental clamps or wedges and is kept in place by a frame.

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