1. Is it true that abrasive toothpastes wear down enamel? What kinds of toothpastes are not abrasive? Is Colgate Cavity Protection toothpaste an abrasive toothpaste? 2. What does it mean to have impacted wisdom teeth? If on an xray, my wisdom teeth look straight or normal in direction, but there are bones on top of it, in other words, complete bony, does that still mean that they are impacted? If there are bones on top of it, can the wisdom teeth still erupt normally? 3. What does it mean to have "deeply" impacted wisdom teeth?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - January - 2011, at 19:48 PM

  • Every tooth paste has abrasive in this and it is in such a proportion that it does not affect the enamel and it does not wear off the enamel. Moresoever, toothpastes are used as a media to clean the teeth so along with proper brush, toothpastes are used to clean the teeth, one should not scrub them but use proper brushing technique to clean the teeth. This will not have any effect on the ename of the tooth as enamel is considered to be hardest structure.

    As per impacted wisdom teeth, even if the tooth is straight and is not angulated, it can be impacted if there is no enough space in the arch for its eruption. Initially the bone is there above the wisdom teeth but if space is enough then it slowly comes out of the bone and erupts in the oral cavity. But if somehow, angulation is not proper or there is not enough space in arch, then it is called impacted and considering the amount of bone, they can be deeply impacted.

    For more info on wisdom tooth impaction you can read in detail from our following link... www.identalhub.com/dental-impacted-wisdom-teeth-and-types-of-impactions-736.aspx

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