Dental

Enamel fluorosis

Excessive fluoride intake during tooth formation in a child can result in changes to the enamel. The effects range from a change in colour, to pitting and roughness of the enamel surface. The degree of severity depends on the amount…

Decalcification of enamel

Decalcification of enamel can occur during orthodontic treatment if the teeth are not cleaned well, and a cariogenic diet is consumed. Cariogenic (promoting caries) foods include soft drinks, candy, cough drops, lozenges, mints, pastry, jelly, ice cream, etc. These foods…

Stainless steel crowns

Stainless steel crowns are often used in restoring badly decayed deciduous molar teeth. If the decay is small or moderate, a regular filling can be placed to restore tooth anatomy. However, if the decay is extensive and the resulting cavity…

Furry tongue

Sometimes the tongue may develop a thick coat of fur. This happens when the dead cells on the tongue do not shed off, or when there is infection of bacteria or fungi. Bacterial or fungal infections sometimes develop when our…

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