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Tooth Pain Relief

AA common cause of tooth pain is usually taking sugary foods or sweets. Smoking cigarettes also has the potential to damage the enamel on your teeth and cause tooth pain. A regular change in toothbrushes every 3 months is necessary to maintain toothbrush effectiveness. Old toothbrushes are unlikely to protect against tooth cavities and other mouth or gum problems. Traditionally, tooth pain has been the most common problem that sends people to the dentist. Most individuals will experience such a pain at a particular time in their lifetimes. For some, the pain can only be endured for a short while, and this cuts across people of all ages. Others may simply try to ignore or wish the pain away. Such actions may only serve to worsen the pain. Tooth pain causes are...

Gum Pain

OOne of the most feared visits is a dentist’s appointment. Even for minor reasons, it takes courage and resolution to honor such appointments. And this is not unique to children, even grownups may at times need encouragement to face the dentist. One effective way to avoid the dentist is through proper oral hygiene. It is easy to focus on cavities and teeth and forget about the gums, which are an important part of oral health and well being. Gum pain is a common problem that affects the jaws and mouth. The pain is usually accompanied by inflammation around the teeth and jaws. Additionally, tenderness in the gums can result from edema or excess fluid within the tissues of the gum . This pain usually worsens when you brush your teeth or chew your food. Although ...

Mouth Ulcers

WWhen the mouth mucous membrane is eroded, it can lead to ulcers. The mucous membrane present in the mouth is made of delicate tissue lining inside the mouth. Loss of this membrane can result from chemicals, certain drugs, herpes and other infectious diseases like thrush. Mechanical injuries like sinking your teeth into your cheek accidentally form the majority of such cases. Most cases of  mouth ulcers  pose minimal harm. They normally heal after a few days even without medication. Twenty percent of the general population get affected by aphthous ulcers. These are ulcers whose cause is still unknown and which have a tendency to recur. Symptoms and Complications of Mouth Ulcers The symptoms of  mouth ulcers depend on the underlying cause of the ulcer itself....

Porcelain Veneers

PPorcelain veneers are thin wafer like shells made from porcelain. These are mounted onto the front teeth to enhance their cosmetic appearance. Porcelain laminates veneers or dental veneers are other terms that are used to refer to porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dental bonding is the fundamental science from which the  porcelain veneer technique is derived.  Creating a tenacious bond with enamel requires specific materials. Such materials have been in the hands of dentists for decades. The porcelain veneers create an appearance that is very much like natural teeth. Despite the fact that enamel comprises much of a natural tooth, it is not solidly enamel. The enamel forms an outer layer that encases the tooth. Dentin is the tough tooth tissue that is encased by the...

Dental Implant

TTooth loss can give a severe blow to a person’s quality of life. One’s eating ability, nutrition, speech, facial appearance and self esteem can take a beating. Bridgework, dentures and dental implants are the treatments available for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant refers to an artificial tooth root. This is drilled into your jaw to support a  bridge or tooth replacement. Candidates for this procedure should possess excellent oral and general health. Apart from ample jaw bone to support the implant, healthy gums free from periodontal infection or disease is another prerequisite. Dental implant  procedure may be an ideal solution for you. Tooth loss may be as a result of injury, periodontal disease or other causes. A periodontist is the prosthetic...

False Teeth in Kenya

TThe Japanese were the first to develop full dentures using wood. The type of wood was known as Japanese box or buxus microphylla. The use of wooden teeth continued in Japan until the close of the 19th century. In Europe, ivory and precious metals were used as dental repair products and false teeth designs. This trend was to persist up to the close of the 18th century. The first porcelain teeth were manufactured from porcelain paste distributed by the Wedge-wood company. It was not until the 19th century that the porcelain dentures could be mounted on gold plates. Acrylics were only used to design complete false teeth in the 20th century. Some dental procedures may involve replacing all the teeth while other categories of dentures repair or replace missing...