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Dental Decay

Cavities are preventable and caused by certain types of bacteria (germs) that live in your mouth. Bacteria grow in the film on your teeth called plaque. The bacteria feed on what you eat, especially sugars (including fruit sugars) and cooked starch (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.). About 5 minutes after you eat, or drink, the bacteria begin making acid as they digest your food. This acid can break down the tooth’s outer surface and dissolve valuable minerals that protect your teeth. The result is cavities. You are not born with the bacteria that cause cavities. These bacteria are usually transferred to you at a young age by your primary caretaker, most often your mother. To reduce the chances of passing the bacteria to your children, avoid sharing utensils, straws or other items that may have saliva on them.

How to Prevent Decay

• Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste

• Clean between teeth daily with floss or other home care device designed to clean between teeth • Eat a balanced diet and limit sugary food and drinks

• Visit your CDA member dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams

• Ask your dentist about:

– dental sealants, a protective plastic coating that can be applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay often starts

– xylitol gum and mints

– fluoride treatments including varnish

Fact that you don’t know about orthodontics

Orthodontics, also known as orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, is a specialty field of dentistry. An orthodontist is a specialist who has undergone special training in a dental school or college after they have graduated in dentistry. The specialty deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws.

The specialty deals primarily with the diagnosis, prevention and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaws.

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Cosmetic Dentistry ® It can really make a difference.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Could my smile be brighter?” or “Is it possible for me to get my discolored, (misshaped, chipped or crooked) teeth to look good?” Thanks to the wonders of modern cosmetic dentistry, the answer is very likely to be, “ Not only is it possible but in many cases, it’s quick, painless and surprisingly affordable.”

You may be able to spruce your mouth up with one, maybe two, of the vast array of cosmetic dental procedures available these days.

• Bleaching lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by food and age, or darkened as a result of injury. There are two ways to professionally bleach teeth. Your CDA member dentist can apply a bleaching solution to one or more of your teeth per visit, over the course of several appointments. Or, you can be fitted with a custom-made bleaching tray that you wear for a couple of hours every night at home. This process can take one to six weeks.

• Bonding involves applying a tooth-colored plastic putty called composite resin to the surface of your chipped, broken or discolored teeth. The composite resin can also fill in gaps between your teeth and protect roots that are exposed due to gum recession. The entire procedure is virtually painless and is usually completed in one visit. However, complex cases may require several appointments.

• Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made, tooth-colored shells that cover the front of your teeth. Once applied, they correct or camouflage misaligned, poorly shaped, damaged, or discolored teeth. The process of applying veneers usually involves two visits to your CDA dentist.

• If your teeth are a bit overcrowded or uneven, they can be slightly contoured in a procedure called enamel shaping or cosmetic recontouring. For instance, a tooth looks much longer than the rest, some enamel can be removed and your tooth can be reshaped. The process is usually quick and painless.

• Recent advances in orthodontic treatment, such as less visible and more effective brackets and wires, now make straightening crooked teeth more palatable for many adults. How long you’ll have to wear them depends on the severity of your problem, the health of your teeth, gums and supporting bone, and your age.

• A lost tooth or teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are attached directly to your jaw. They’re much more secure and natural looking than dentures or bridgework, but they can be expensive and the entire process can be quite lengthy. Longtime denture wearers also benefit from implants by having their loose-fitting dentures secured to a specially designed implant attachment. If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want a more beautiful smile, talk to your CDA dentist about these cosmetic dentistry options.

Taking care of your smile and teeth

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Treatments for Sensitive Teeth for cold

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But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure

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Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure

Gum Disease A Guide to Periodontal Disease

At first, it’s silent, practically invisible and sometimes even painless. But once periodontal disease strikes, it’s only a matter of time until it makes its presence known with uncomfortable, unsightly and quite possibly irreparable side effects.

Periodontal disease, also know as gum disease, is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. There are several types and stages of the disease, all of which start with an infection of the gums that can move into the bones and ligaments that support the teeth. In the beginning stages, it is often detected by a dentist or dental hygienist during regular checkups. If left untreated gums and bone can become so seriously damaged, that teeth can fall out or have to be removed.

More than half of all adults and three-quarters of adults over 35 have some form of periodontal disease. Even young children can exhibit signs. If you plan to make your teeth last a lifetime, it’s important to understand the causes, symptoms and best methods for treating and preventing periodontal disease.

What causes Periodontal Disease?

The major cause of periodontal disease is the interaction between the bacteria found in plaque—the sticky, virtually invisible film that collects on teeth every day – and the body’s response to that bacteria. These bacteria create toxins that irritate and inflame the gums. This inflammatory process destroys the gum tissues and causes them to separate from the teeth. If left untreated, the disease advances to damage the underlying bone.

When plaque is not removed from the teeth regularly, it forms a hard, porous substance called calculus, or tartar. If calculus forms on the roots of the teeth below the gum line, it irritates the gums even further and contributes to even more plaque collection and disease. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove plaque and calculus from your teeth.

Once the bacteria in plaque have created inflammation and damage to the gum tissue occurs, a number of other factors can contribute to the severity of periodontal disease and the rate at which it progresses. Among them are:

• Smoking or chewing tobacco

• Poor oral hygiene

• Poorly fitting bridges

• Badly aligned teeth

• Defective fillings

• Food impacted between teeth

• Clenching or grinding teeth

• Poor diet

• Pregnancy or oral contraceptives

• Systemic diseases such as diabetes or AIDS

• Certain medications

What are the stages of Periodontal Disease?

Healthy gums are firm, pink and don’t bleed. In the earliest stage of periodontal disease, called gingivitis, the gums begin to get red and puffy and may bleed during brushing or flossing. Plaque and tartar may build up at the gum line, but the bone that holds the teeth is still healthy and removing the irritants will restore tissue health.

The next stage of periodontal disease is called periodontitis. At this stage, the gums begin to separate from the teeth, the underlying bone is damaged, pockets form and, sometimes, the gums recede. Bacterialaden plaque spreads into the pockets, making it more difficult to keep tooth surfaces clean and to control the disease process.

In advanced stages of the disease, pockets continue to deepen and there is further destruction of the underlying bone. Additionally, the bacteria that live in these deep pockets are more virulent and contribute even further to disease progression. Left untreated, teeth will eventually loosen and fall out.

What are the symptoms of Periodontal Disease?

While the early symptoms of periodontal disease can only be detected by a dentist, there are other indicators that start to appear as the disease progresses. Symptoms like:

• Red, swollen or tender gums

• Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing

• Teeth that have shifted or loosened

• Pus between teeth and gums

• Persistent bad breath

• Teeth that look longer because gums have receded

• Gums that have pulled away from the teeth

• Changes in the way teeth fit together when biting

• Changes in the way partial dentures fit

If you have any of these symptoms, you may have some form of periodontal disease and should consult your CDA member dentist. He or she will then measure the depth of the pockets between your teeth and gums and take X-rays to see if damage has occurred to the supporting bone. If, after this evaluation, your CDA dentist determines that you do have periodontal disease, there are a number of treatments he or she will suggest depending on the severity of your situation.

How can Periodontal Disease be treated?

If periodontal disease is diagnosed in the early stage of gingivitis, it can be treated with a thorough professional cleaning. If the disease has progressed beyond gingivitis to periodontitis, the treatment may involve a process called “deep cleaning” or “root planning,” which involves cleaning and smoothing of the root surfaces of the teeth to remove calculus and bacterial deposits below the gum line so that the gums can heal around them. This procedure may require several appointments, depending on the extent of your periodontal disease.

In cases of advanced periodontitis, when deep pockets have formed between the teeth and gums, surgery may be required to allow the dentist to thoroughly clean the roots of the teeth and eliminate the pockets. When there’s not enough existing gum, a gum graft might be performed. In some cases of periodontal disease, when the gum and bone has been partially destroyed, certain surgical techniques can assist regeneration of these tissues.

New advances in medications for the treatment of periodontal disease also exist. Local delivery of antimicrobial or antibiotic medications, as well as medications that control the bodies’ response to disease producing bacteria, can help slow the progression of the disease.

How can Periodontal Disease be prevented?

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing every day, eating a balanced diet and scheduling regular checkups with your CDA dentist are essential to keeping periodontal disease at bay. And by doing so, you’ll increase your chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime.

Regular check ups leads to healthy life

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On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.

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