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Gold Teeth, Dental Grills and Dental Crowns: The Downsides

Gold Teeth, Dental Grills and Dental Crowns: The Downsides

Dental Health
Dental grills, Gold teeth and Dental Crowns are all artificial substances used on the teeth of people for a reason or another. From how they sound, one will be quick to adjudge them as same, but in reality, they are not exactly the same thing. There are a few good sides to the use of these dental pieces, but for the sake of this write-up, our focus will be more on the demerits of these materials. Gold Teeth Gold teeth are a form of dental prosthesis used by people the world over for various reasons. By prosthesis here, we mean an artificial substitute or replacement of a part of the body such as the tooth of an individual. They are sometimes used for cosmetic purposes, while some others use them for various reasons as they deem fit. Prostheses are removable, as in the case of most prosth...
Dental Braces: Solutions to Your Dentition Problems

Dental Braces: Solutions to Your Dentition Problems

Dental Health
What are dental braces? Dental braces, also known as Braces, Orthodontic cases, or Cases, are a set of metal device which are used in orthodontics to align and straighten the teeth of humans, as well as help in repositioning them. It also helps in improving the dental aesthetics of dental patients. Orthodontics refers a dental condition that has to do with overcrowding, misaligned jaws and crooked teeth. An orthodontist usually recommends the use of braces to patients in a bid to improve their ‘oro-facial’ appearance and health. Oro-facial refers to a general term covering things that concern the mouth, jaws and face generally, and how they affect the appearance of a person’s face. Through orthodontic treatments, health challenges like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites or under-bites
What TO Do With A Cracked/Broken Tooth

What TO Do With A Cracked/Broken Tooth

Dental Health
Pain from a broken or cracked tooth may be constant or may come and go. The pain experience is not something you want to go through, it feels like fetching “water” from the “well” with a “fetcher”; Water - pain, well - affected tooth, while “fetcher” - air, food or water or anything that enters into the mouth! Minor tooth fractures usually don't cause pain, but if a large piece of the tooth breaks off, it can hurt. The nerve inside the tooth may be damaged. Extreme discomfort also can happen when nerve endings in the dentin are exposed to air, or to hot or cold foods or drinks. Teeth are remarkably strong, but they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. This can happen in several ways: Biting down on something hard Being hit in the face or mouth Falling Having cavities that
Experts Harp on Need for Regular Dental Checks

Experts Harp on Need for Regular Dental Checks

Dental Health, NEWS
Nigerians have been advised to visit their dentists twice in a year, brush their teeth two times in a day, in the morning after taking their breakfast and evening before going to bed. In addition, they should change their tooth brush every three months and desist from using tooth pick which has adverse effect on the teeth and the gum. The advice was given during the star project organized by Rotary Club of Ikeja Central titled “Oral and Dental Care’ at Rotary Centre, GRA, Ikeja. According to the President of the Club, Obidi Ugeh, the first leg of the uncommon project was organized with provision for 750 people in Lagos while the second leg was scheduled to come up during the Rotary International District 9110 Conference at Ijebu-Ode. “People go for eye and all kinds of medi
You Can Have the Perfect Dentition You’ve Always Wanted

You Can Have the Perfect Dentition You’ve Always Wanted

Dental Health
One of the many challenges that have plagued people today, as it concerns their oral health is the challenge of a perfect dentition. This is an issue that has bedevilled people of different ages, races, tribes and strata etc., as anyone could be affected. This problem of bad dentition sometimes begin from childhood, and grows worse if left unattended to till adulthood; at this point, it becomes a bit difficult to be taken care of, except if the challenge is not a very tough one. In my growing up years, I was made to believe that a people craved good set of teeth as it goes a long way in accentuating beauty especially for the women folk; given this information, I began to ensure that I did everything I could to possess a set of clean white teeth, and trust me, it wasn’t so much of a hercul
Why Sinus Infection Tooth Pain Occurs

Why Sinus Infection Tooth Pain Occurs

Dental Health
  If you have ever suffered from any type of tooth pain, you know how uncomfortable it can be. There are multiple reasons one can suffer from tooth pain. Some of the more common ailments include cavities, a cracked tooth or tooth sensitivity resulting from cold or hot foods. A lesser known cause of tooth pain is a sinus infection. If you suffer from sinus infection tooth pain, here's some information to be aware of. Sinus Infections Sinusitis, more commonly referred to as a sinus infection, occurs when the nasal passage cavities become swollen and inflamed, according to the Mayo Clinic. The sinuses are unable to drain which allows a mucus build-up. It is usually caused by the common cold but can also result from allergies. Once the sinuses are blocked, the moist environment created
What Are The Effects Of Sugar On Teeth?

What Are The Effects Of Sugar On Teeth?

Dental Health
Everyone knows eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but few are aware of exactly how that happens. It's not the sugar itself that does the damage, but rather the chain of events that takes place after you’ve eaten that piece of cake. Your children may be more inclined to heed your warnings about the effects of sugar on teeth if they know about the continuous tug-of-war taking place inside their mouths. Here's how taking certain actions can prevent tooth decay from hijacking your family's oral health. How Cavities Develop According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR), the mouth is full of hundreds of bacteria, many of which are beneficial to the oral ecosystem. However, certain harmful oral bacteria actually feed on the sugars you eat to create
What Are The Effects Of Sugar On Teeth?

What Are The Effects Of Sugar On Teeth?

Dental Health
Everyone knows eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay, but few are aware of exactly how that happens. It's not the sugar itself that does the damage, but rather the chain of events that takes place after you’ve eaten that piece of cake. Your children may be more inclined to heed your warnings about the effects of sugar on teeth if they know about the continuous tug-of-war taking place inside their mouths. Here's how taking certain actions can prevent tooth decay from hijacking your family's oral health. How Cavities Develop According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NICDR), the mouth is full of hundreds of bacteria, many of which are beneficial to the oral ecosystem. However, certain harmful oral bacteria actually feed on the sugars you eat to create
My Brush and I

My Brush and I

Dental Health
It is no news that brushing your teeth plays a major role in your overall health, but have you been brushing your teeth right? It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice each day. Here is a quick guide to ensure your teeth is properly taken care of. Purchase the right toothbrush It is important that you have the right toothbrush. The type of toothbrush you select depends on your specific needs. If you need a toothbrush mostly for removing plaque, a soft-bristled brush is best. On the other hand, if you are concerned about reaching hard-to-reach spaces, you should consider a toothbrush with a smaller head. Take your time You should spend at least two minutes brushing your teeth. This may seem like a long time - the average person usually falls short of this goal - bu...
Dental Erosion: Are sports drinks safe?

Dental Erosion: Are sports drinks safe?

Dental Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Dental Health Dental erosion is the loss of tooth enamel caused by acid attack. Enamel is the hard, protective coating of the tooth, which protects the sensitive dentine underneath. When the enamel is worn away, the dentine underneath is exposed, which may lead to pain and sensitivity. How do I know I have dental erosion? Erosion usually shows up as hollows in the teeth and a general wearing away of the tooth surface and biting edges. This can expose the dentine underneath, which is a darker, yellower colour than the enamel. Because the dentine is sensitive, your teeth can also be more sensitive to heat and cold or acidic foods and drinks. What causes dental erosion? Every time you eat or drink anything acidic, the enamel on your teeth becomes softer for a short while, and los...
Healthy Teeth and the Nigerian Child

Healthy Teeth and the Nigerian Child

Children's Health, Dental Health, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Children Health The benefits of orthodontic treatment include not only improved bite and straighter teeth but also improved self image and self esteem – a beautiful smile for a lifetime. NAO recommends that your child gets the first orthodontic check-up by the age of seven years. Also your child’s first visit to the dentist should be as soon as the first tooth appears or by the age of one year. At the age of seven years, it will be determined if there is a problem or if a problem is developing. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct when discovered early. It saves time and future expenses when the appropriate treatment is recommended and started at the appropriate time. Most orthodontic treatment (braces) begins between the ages of nine and 14. Your orthodontist will advi
What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

What To Do When Teeth Injury Occurs

Children's Health, Dental Health, Fashion Health, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty, Men's Health, Women's health
Children’s Health Teeth injury in children: chipped or broken teeth As worrying as it might be for parents and the kids, chipped or broken teeth are quite common in kids. These teeth injuries can occur in children after a hard fall, a sporty kid who gets knocked in the mouth by a ball or one who crunches on hard chocolate. Sleeping children who aggressively grind their teeth, and even cavities that weaken the teeth, can also lead to chips or fractures. You should know that your child’s injury may be the loss of a baby tooth or a permanent (adult) tooth. The tooth can be fractured (broken or cracked) or chipped, and sometimes it may not even hurt. If a large piece of tooth breaks off, however, it will probably cause pain, and your child’s tongue may get cut against the sharp, jagged su
Solution To Dental Cavities

Solution To Dental Cavities

Dental Health, Health & Life
Dental Cavities Victoria Haruna Dental cavities are permanently damaged areas that often develop into holes in the enamel, or hard outer surface, of your teeth. Cavities are also known as tooth decay or caries. Anyone with teeth can get a cavity, but they are most common in small children and young adults. There are three types of cavity: Smooth surface cavities, which appear on the sides of your teeth Pit and fissure cavities, which appear on the bumpy surface on the top of your tooth that is used for chewing Root cavities, which appear over the roots of your teeth, below the gum line The symptoms of a dental cavity will depend on the type of cavity and the severity of decay. When a cavity first develops, it is likely that you will not even know it is there. When a cav
What You Need For Pure White Teeth

What You Need For Pure White Teeth

Dental Health, Fashion Health, Food And Nutrition, Health & Life, Health & Radiance/Beauty
Dental Health Want a Bright Smile? Maintaining a bright smile comes with a lot of guts. You wouldn’t want to smile and people see your yellow teeth, so, watch what you eat and drink. Certain foods and beverages can discolour your teeth. If you want to protect your pearly white teeth, try avoiding the followings, or better still, have a thorough brush after you have eaten.      Pasta Sauce Because of their acidity, bright red hue and tendency to cling to the teeth, the tomatoes in pasta sauce can leave your teeth vulnerable to staining. Dine on some dark green veggies, such as broccoli, kale and spinach, beforehand to create a protective film over the teeth. The film will ward off tomatoes' staining effect, so spring for a green salad as an appetizer.  
How You can Achieve a Clean White Set of Teeth

How You can Achieve a Clean White Set of Teeth

Dental Health, Latest Health News
Rinse your mouth with cold water for about 30 seconds to get rid of any loose debris between your teeth. Get a large piece of dental floss and floss in between your teeth.Don't be too forceful or you could make your gums bleed. Move the floss in a C shape around each tooth. Always floss before you brush your teeth. According to the ADA (American Dentist Association), if you floss first the fluoride from the toothpaste has a better chance of reaching in between the teeth. Rinse your toothbrush under cold water and put on a pea sized amount of toothpaste.If you are aiming for white teeth, use whitening toothpaste. Start Brushing Gently. Make sure you clean all your teeth, especially the ones at the back. Brush the sides and backs of each tooth and then gently brush the g...