Dental articles

Types of gum disease
If plaque builds up and is not removed, you are at risk of developing gum diseases. The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is an inflammation of the gums, which may cause swelling, tenderness and bleeding, when brushing or flossing.
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Common lesions of the oral cavity (mouth)
Ulcers of the mouth may be caused by Infections Viral-Herpes simplex commonly known as herpes or cold sore. In children it appears as multiple vesicles(ulcers) on the inner lip or gums. Children may present with symptoms of malaise, fever, headache, sore throat and inflamed lymph nodes.
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Temporomandibular joint disorders
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jaw to the temporal bones of the skull. Temporomandibular joint disorder, known more commonly as TMD, occurs when there are problems with the muscles and jaws in the face.
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Baby bottle tooth decay
A dental condition that occurs in children between 12 months and 3 years of age as a result of being given a bottle at bedtime, resulting in prolonged exposure of the teeth to milk or juice. Caries are formed because pools of milk or juice in the mouth break down to lactic acid and other decay-causing substances. Preventive measures include elimination of the bedtime feeding or substitution of water for milk or juice in the nighttime bottle. Formerly called nursing bottle caries.
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How many teeth do you have?
Note that a child does not have pre-molars. The primary molars are replaced by the permanent pre-molars and the first permanent molar erupts distally to the second primary molar.
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Tooth Morphology and Surfaces
Enamel -makes up the white part of the tooth that covers the crown. It is considered the hardest mineral substance in the human body. It is even stronger than bone.
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Oral Health Month
September 2019.
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