Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Necessary?
with your wisdom teeth through X-rays and scans, meaning your dentist may recommend an extraction before you have any pain.
Wisdom teeth may not need to be removed as long as they’re healthy, erupt in functional position and upright angle, can be taken of proper hygiene practices, and aren’t associated with decay or gum disease.
How Sugar Affects Teeth
The ADA recommends drinking water or unsweetened tea as sugar-sweetened beverages can add sugars in typical diet and/or can lead to higher risk of cavities
Sugar converts to acid that eats away protective coating on the teeth, making it more vulnerable to cavities. Kids and teens are more susceptible to tooth decay as their enamel is not fully developed and less resistant to the acid.
How often should I get Dental Cleaning & Examination?
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months (or at least once a year) to get a routine examination and cleaning. Depending on your oral health history or oral conditions, however, dentist may suggest you for more frequent visits to prevent problems or recurrence of infection/disease.
During the checkup, dentist or dental hygienist will give you a thorough cleaning. They will pay special attention to…
Do I need X-rays at each visit
X-ray schedules are customized depending on your oral health. An adult patient without history of cavities or other problems for a couple of years won’t need X-rays at every appointment. If an adult patient has less stable dental situation and if the dentist is monitoring the progress, the patient may require more X-rays. If you are a new patient, the dentist will take x-rays to evaluate your oral health and track it during future visits.
Dental X-rays are valuable part of dental treatment because they can show condition of your teeth, their roots, gums,…