Most of the time, people don't want very unusual dental procedures. A simple extraction, filling, or cleaning is normal and all that's needed. Other times, someone may have a special request for their dentist, which can be a little unusual. Here are three of the oddest requests.
Preparing a Tooth to Sparkle
One unusual procedure dentists are able to do is to place a gemstone, like a diamond, into the tooth.
When you think of poor oral health, you might think of cavities or inflamed gums. You might be surprised to know that poor oral health can actually put your overall health and life at risk. This guide will explain the surprising ways that poor oral health can harm you, and what you should do if you're experiencing the symptoms of late-stage gum disease.
Bacteria Migrating To The Brain & Heart
Most children have 20 baby teeth, which will eventually fall out and be replaced with 32 adult teeth. Sometimes, the right number of adult teeth doesn't develop. Children may develop too many adult teeth, while others won't develop enough. Children that don't develop enough teeth have a condition called hypodontia. Here's what you need to know about it.
What is hypodontia?
Hypodontia is a condition where children have congenitally missing adult teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent way to replace missing teeth in the mouth. Although they may sound maintenance-free—since they are not made of bone—they are not. In fact, in order to maintain your new dental implants you must practice a high-level of oral hygiene.
If you don't know how to properly care for your dental implants, use these four tips to help you get started:
1. Brush Daily
Like natural teeth, your implants require daily brushings.
Up until the 1980s, many dentists who discovered periodontal disease in one of their patients held back on treating them and instead referred them to a periodontist, to make sure the soft tissues and surrounding areas of the mouth would be kept safe and healthy. Periodontal surgery often improved the health of the mouth, but had unwanted side effects such as root exposure and increased tooth sensitivity. Since the mid 1980s, however, soft tissue management has become a favorite among dentists and periodontal professionals, because it avoids surgery and treats just a portion of the oral cavity at a time.