Dentistry Archives - Miracle Dentures

Posts Tagged ‘Dentistry’

What are non-carious cervical lesions?

Posted by

Non-carious cervical lesions

Dental abfraction is one of the non-carious cervical lesions, but there are mainly three types. Many teeth problems comes from bacteria for example cavities, which appears due to the lack of hygiene, these bacteria can pierce the tooth and reach the root and make the tooth useless.

In the case of non-carious cervical lesions, after the enamel has worn away at the level of the neck of the teeth, it can cause sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food. In other words it is the loss of hard dental tissues produced by a lot of weight on the teeth, such as the forces produced by occlusal pressure.

This dental damage affects mainly the vestibular surface of canines and premolars of adults and the elderly. Non-carious lesions are damages caused by tooth wear, which causes an exaggerated response of pain related to the exposure of dentin to chemical, tactile or thermal stimulus.

Non-carious cervical lesions

Types of non-carious cervical lesions

Abfraction

It is the involuntary act of grinding or clenching the teeth for different reasons, with stress being the main one.

Abrasion

It is characterized by presenting a smooth, polished, smooth surface, with regular contour.

Erosion

This is the chronic and painless loss of tooth structure due to the action of non-bacterial acids from citrus fruits, soft drinks, wines, medicines.

Dental abfraction

What actions can damage your teeth?

  • Brush your teeth incorrectly: The use of a brush with hard bristles and a bad brushing technique can make you have dental problems, this is why dentists recommend to brush your teeth softly and in circles.

Brushing teeth

  • Chewing gum: This is something that dentists usually recommend to produce more saliva, but when you chew gum every day you can wear your teeth due to the constant pressure of the chewing.

Chewing gum

  • Clench your teeth: This is the main reason of why someone can have dental abfraction, this bad habit is called bruxism, and it usually happen unconsciously due to stressful situations.

Bruxism

  • Consuming many acids in drinks and food: When you drink cola, sodas, black tea, and juicy drinks you can develop this kind of oral injuries. Acids like orange, lemon and grapefruit are recommended to clean your stomach and because they contain vitamins, but do not drink them daily, it can wear your teeth enamel.

Orange juice acids

  • Eating disorders like bulimia: These eating disorders are living in many young people and even in adults, purging is practiced after feeling ashamed of your body, but what most of these people do not know is that bulimia gives you several dental issues like erosion.

Bulimia erosion

Treatments to reduce the risks of non-carious cervical lesion

  1. Resins: It is an aesthetic paste that thanks to its flexibility adapts perfectly to the surfaces of the teeth.
  2. Occlusal guard: It is a mouth guard that acts as a clear acrylic cover.
  3. Psychological treatment: If you have an eating disorder like bulimia you need to be attended for a psychologist.

If you have a dental problem, contact our clinic, one of our professionals can help you to restore your smile. We are located in the beautiful city of Sunny Cancun. Our clinic have the most affordable prices for your needs.

You may be interested in this posts:

Advantages of dental implants

Dental Implants fail?

Which are the benefits of using mouthwash?

How do I find out if I’m grinding teeth?

Women with osteoporosis can get dental implants

Which are the benefits of using mouthwash?

Posted by

Many people believe that brushing your teeth is the only thing needed to do a proper clean of your teeth, but actually, this is never enough. You need to know the benefits of using mouthwash, so you can have a complete oral care.

Dentists always recommend to follow the next daily steps: 

  • Tooth brushing your teeth 3 times a day, or at least two times, one in the morning, the second before sleeping.
  • Using floss every day to reach those difficult parts between your teeth.
  • Applying mouthwash 1 time a day, if you have kids buy them a mouthwash according to their age.

Benefits of the mouthwash:

1.- Full cleaning inside the mouth
After washing your teeth, you need to apply mouthwash. This products helps you to do a total clean, it eliminates all the bacteria, by this way it will reduce the probabilities to have oral diseases.

2.- Better and more fresh breath
Halitosis exists due to the lack of use of the mouthwash, because many bacteria live inside the mouth, some people can actually suffer from bad breath if they have an stomach infections, this means that all the acids comes out from the mouth as bad breath. But must cases are consequences of not using mouthwash.

3.-  Prevents diseases and infections of the mouth
This is an important use of the mouthwash, because it prevents the canker sores, halitosis, and tonsil stones development. Actually the mouth is full of bacteria, it can be the most dirty part in the human body if we do not take care of it. This bacteria comes from the food, and also from our hands.

4.- Strengthens teeth with longer duration
If you want to have strong teeth you need to use mouthwash. This product prevents decalcification of teeth, for this reason if you have braces, dentists usually recommend to use an especial brush -that replace regular floss- and mouthwash .

5.- Prevent oral diseases
This is one of the most outstanding benefits of this product. The mouthwash helps us to reduce the probabilities of developing cavities, gingivitis, tonsil stones, dental calculus or tartar, and periodontal diseases.

As you can see, the mouthwashes have many benefits. This product cannot be replaced, it is the complement of the toothbrush and floss. The best way to avoid many oral diseases is to schedule an appointment every 6 months with a dentist, and follow the instructions given to you.

 

You may be interested in this posts:

Which are the benefits of dental veneers?

Why is Mexico so popular in dental tourism?

How do I find out if I’m grinding teeth?

What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

What can I eat after a tooth extraction?

Posted by

What I can eat after a tooth extraction?

If you have just undergone a tooth extraction, a wisdom or molar tooth extraction or any other type of disease that needed a removal, you may be wondering what you can consume , but do not worry, we will share to you some tips on what you should eat and what you should avoid.

And have in mind that after a tooth extraction you need to follow the instructions of your dentist. These recommendations will help you to be and feel health and to avoid any infection.

Tooth extraction

 

Here we have the list of food or drinks you can consume:

Cold drinks

Snow cone

 

This is one of the best options, because the ice is used to reduce the pain of any tooth extraction. The cold serves to numb the mouth and to create more calm. Remember to drink any cold snow cone slowly to avoid a sensation called “brain freeze”. Avoid or reduce the consumption of cold drinks if you suffer from teeth sensitivity.

  1. Snow cones (especially lemon)
  2. Frappuccinos
  3. Smoothies
  4. Ice cream

 

Purees

Potato puree

The purees serve to avoid constant chewing and pain. For its vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, fruits and vegetables are the ideal ingredient for making purees.

There are many types of purees that you can taste:

  1. Zucchini
  2. Broccoli
  3. Spinach
  4. Chard
  5. Potato

Creams and soups

Carrot cream

The creams are made mainly with vegetables, dairy and have a lot of minerals and vitamins, as well as fiber, which is especially interesting at the nutrition al level. This is important because soups also help to be hydrated. When you cannot eat solid food that contains minerals, you need to consume softer and lighter food that is equivalent in vitamins. Here is a list of creams that you can taste:

  1. Potato
  2. Broccoli
  3. Carrot
  4. Zucchini
  5. Onion
  6. Cheese
  7. Tomato
  8. Spinach

 Dairy products

Dairy products

These types of foods are ideal for your recovery and are an option that you can consume. They have a soft and light consistency. These are some of the dairy products you can eat:

  1. Yogurt
  2. Milk with animal origin: Cow milk
  3. Milk with vegetal origin: Rice milk, oat milk and soy milk
  4. Cheese
  5. Milk shakes: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla
  6. Atole

Desserts

Chocolate Mousse

You can also pamper yourself with some sweet foods that are allowed, but these sweets must be soft for your teeth. You can try these desserts:

  1. Soft brownies
  2. Neapolitan pudding
  3. Jelly
  4. Rice pudding
  5. Chocolate mousse
  6. Creme brulee

Once you have a tooth extraction, follow your dentist instruction so you avoid any infection or pain. And also remember to consume soft and light food to reduce any inflammation.

Also you may be interested in this posts:

Is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?

What should I do if I’ve lost all my teeth?

Eat normally with mini implant denture