Visiting a Dentist

It’s true. Your teeth are an important part of your smile, and they also help you chew foods.Brushing and flossing are important, but you also need to visit your dentist regularly to keep your teeth strong and healthy. But you should regularly keep checking your teeth.You should understand what is tartar,cavity,Tooth Sensitivity and Tooth Discoloration so that you can point out  your problem.

What is Tooth enamel

Tooth enamel
 is the hard, outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone.

Do You Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity?

Do you get twinges when you eat or drink certain foods? Is your sensitivity a daily problem or perhaps just an occasional annoyance? If so, then chances are you may have “dentin hypersensitivity,” another name for sensitive teeth. It’s not uncommon – as many as 4 in 10 adults regularly suffer from painful teeth due to sensitivity.

Dentin and sensitivity

Dentin is hard dense bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth, beneath the enamel. Exposed dentin and tiny holes in dentin can lead to sensitivity pain.

What is cavity

Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also called tooth decay or caries, are caused by a combination of factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent snacking, sipping sugary drinks and not cleaning your teeth well

What is Tooth Discoloration (Stains)

Teeth Stains: An intrinsic tooth stain is staining below the surface of thetooth. It occurs when stain-causing particles work through the exterior of the toothand accumulate within the tooth enamel

Removal of Tooth Discoloration (Stains)

An extrinsic tooth stain responds well to regular dental cleaning and brushing the teeth with whitening toothpaste.
An intrinsic tooth stain is trickier to remove, but it can be done. An intrinsic tooth stain may require bleaching using professional or at-home chemical teeth-whitening products, such as Whitestrips.
Age-Related Teeth Stains can not be removed but can be reduced.These intrinsic causes of discoloration combined with extrinsic causes such as the effects of certain foods, beverages, and tobacco, will cause most adults' teeth to discolor with age.

What is Tartar

Teeth tartar, also called dental calculus, is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration.Tartar formation may also make it more difficult to remove new plaque and bacteria.

What is Acid erosion

Acid erosion is a type of tooth wear. It is defined as the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids not of bacterial origin. ... The most common cause of erosion is by wine acids, fruit acids and soda acids

Keeping good  Oral Hygiene

Essential habits for excellent dental health.

1. Taking Care of Your Toothbrush-For healthy teeth, take care of your toothbrush. Rinse it well after toothbrushing. Then, in an upright position, make sure to store it out in the open. Plenty of air flow around the bristles will help keep your brush dry; microorganisms that can grow on your toothbrush tend to thrive in a moist environment. When it is no longer effective, get a new one

2. Tongue Brushing-Try using a toothbrush with a cheek and tongue cleaner, such as the Colgate 360, so you can easily remove bacteria from your mouth every time you brush.

3. Choose Your Beverages Wisely-Beverages such as soft drinks and sugary juices have been targeted as culprits of tooth decay. Drinking less soda and more water, milk and fresh juices can help protect your teeth.

4. Use Fluoride-Fluoride is not just for kids. This natural mineral hardens tooth enamel, helping to prevent cavities. You can get fluoride from your toothpaste, some mouthrinse

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