Dental

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…

Tooth loss

When teeth are lost due to tooth decay or gum disease, the adjacent teeth will migrate and tip as the previously existing tooth no longer occupies the space. When teeth tip out of alignment, the teeth in the opposing jaw…

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