First let’s understand the different parts of a tooth. Lets’ see how the teeth help in digesting your food. Each tooth consists of a visible portion called the crown and a hidden portion below the gum line, called the root. The surface of a healthy crown is covered with enamel the ha..
Abscess: an infection of a tooth, soft tissue or bone.
Abutment: The part of a structure that gives the support to the fixed partial dentures.
Air Abrasion: Type of micro abrasion in which a jet of air blows tiny particles against the tooth or cavity surface.
All of us go ahead and bite our cheeks and tongue by mistake. But the importance of the tongue and the cheeks is to be able to hold the food between our teeth during the process of mastication. Think of the millions of times that your cheeks or tongues have done this, guided the food in the m..
Lots of times we tend to take our mouth for granted and do not really understand the parts involved and the care it needs to serve you well throughout. The mouth is the first part of the digestive system and the pharynx.
Let us look at the various parts that you will find in your mout..
We require our teeth for several other purposes besides just eating and biting. Teeth are very important for a person to be able to speak correctly. Teeth enable one to aid in the digestion as without them you will not be able to chew well. Teeth allow you to look good and youthful. This enables..
Medications are used commonly these days. These may vary from simple medicines for headache, upset stomach or more severe ones such as those for diabetes or epilepsy. Most but not all drugs have effect on the health of oral tissues. These have acquired greater attention recently due to the incre..
Of course it is! Our mouth has a PH of 6.2-7, a neutral medium. If its PH goes below 5.5, then it leads to dental problems as it erodes the mineral content of our mouth. Soda’s are known to have a PH of 2.5 which is highly acidic. This acidity erodes our Enamel, the hardest substance in..
Your mouth is a multi–purpose part of your body. You use it to speak, eat and smile. Maintaining a healthy mouth is the key to keeping your body happy. Keep speaking, eating and smiling with confidence. Understand what each part of your mouth does and practice good oral hygiene habit..
There are many types of tongue abnormalities. They are fairly common. They can be Tongue tie, Macroglossia, Black Hairy tongue, Median Rhomboid Glossitis, Microglossia, Geographic tongue, Tongue Cancer. The details of these conditons are discussed as under:
What is Tongue-Tie
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