There are more than 600 strains of bacteria in an average human’s mouth. Some do good, while others can do harm to your teeth and gums. Tiny food particles mixed with saliva form a slimy biofilm, called dental plaque, on which these harmful bacteria thrive. Starchy and sugary foods are bacterial favorites since they are sticky and hard to remove from the teeth’s surface (think candy and granola bars). If it’s not removed from your teeth, plaque can calcify into tartar.
Dental veneers are thin shells, usually made of porcelain, placed over the natural teeth to hide smile imperfections, such as chips, gaps, and discoloration. First used in the 1930’s by Hollywood stars, veneers have evolved and have, since then, become accessible to almost anyone who wants a stunning smile. In spite of their popularity, however, veneers are surrounded by several misconceptions. In this article, we’ll shed light on four of them.
There are several misconceptions about RCT, and most of them are not valid. Becoming educated about the procedure will put the patient’s mind at ease and help them understand how this valuable technique can save their teeth for a lifetime.
For many years dentists were reluctant to use implants as the means of tooth replacement for patients with diabetes due to the slow healing abilities and extremely high infections statistics. The Health Science Center conducted a study focused on periodontics and the body’s capability to accept metal or ceramic implants as anchors for artificial restorations.