The loss of one or more teeth alters your appearance while also affecting your oral health. Without any replacement teeth, the remaining ones may begin to shift into the open space beside them. This puts them at risk for fractures among other kinds of damage. It will also result in your bite becoming misaligned since the teeth shift from their original place, and later cause problems with the jaw joint. Your jawbone will begin deteriorating, which will put the rest of the teeth at risk. However, Read more [...]
Do you feel like your tongue has been scalded by hot coffee even though you haven’t had any? If so, you may have what is referred to as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). There are several causes for this sensation and it can vary from your gums and tongue to the palate and other areas of your mouth. It’s difficult to pinpoint why this happens as individuals can go through more than one particular cause at any given point. If you’re experiencing a discomfort similar to this, it’s in your best Read more [...]
Oral cancer refers to cancers that are formed within the mouth such as on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, hard palate, and lips. They occur when the DNA in the cells mutate and form a tumor which can spread to other parts of the neck, head, and body. The cancer generally begins within the thin cells which line the inside of the lips and mouth. Oral cancer screenings are specifically designed to spot initial signs of the disease and prevent it from reaching an advanced stage. Your dentist in Brampton Read more [...]
Canker sores are mainly triggered by stress and can be annoying, uncomfortable and painful. They can make it difficult for you to eat or talk properly. Most of us get them from time to time. Anyone suffering from canker sores wants to get rid of them as quickly as possible but in order for you to do that, you need to first understand what they are and how they are caused. To help you out, dentists in Brampton have explained where canker sores come from, ways to avoid them and how to treat them if Read more [...]
In our previous blog post, we’ve discussed dental fluorosis and its causes. In this post, we’ll continue to discuss more about this dental condition, including its symptoms and classifications, treatment and prevention.
Symptoms of Dental Fluorosis
Normal tooth enamel has a shiny appearance with some level of translucency. But when your tooth gets affected by fluorosis, the enamel loses its translucency and gradually becomes opaque with a dull, chalky appearance. The signs can range from mild Read more [...]
If your child has a misaligned jaw or teeth, he/she may not realize this as a common problem for young people. However, crooked teeth can be embarrassing and take a toll on their self-confidence and social life. Therefore, as a parent, you should immediately take steps to treat your child’s crooked teeth. Make an appointment with an orthodontist who can provide the best dental solutions for your child.
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who treats facial and dental irregularities and perfects Read more [...]
One of the most common oral problems is the accumulation of tartar above or below the gum line. It gradually leads to various dental and gum diseases. Also known as Calculus, it can be removed only by a dentist with special tools.
How is Tartar Formed?
Despite maintaining proper oral hygiene, there are bacteria that remain in your mouth. They mix with various by-products of food and protein to produce a sticky film on the teeth which is known as plaque. It coats the teeth and the gum Read more [...]
Flossing with braces is often a tricky task. A lot of children, teens and even some adults aren’t aware that they can still floss their teeth if they have braces. In fact, it’s important to floss because braces can trap food particles, increasing the risk of gum diseases and cavities.
There are several products and techniques for flossing your teeth. The main thing is to take your time, follow the right method and stick to a consistent dental routine. Here are some essential tips to make it Read more [...]
As the summer season comes to a close, and the daily school routine ensues, have all the items on your back to school checklist been ticked off? Whether you are heading back-to-school or college, or have young ones heading back to receive the pearls of education, maintaining optimal oral health can go a long way towards a successful year ahead. Keeping prevention in mind and making informed decisions are key to maintaining good overall health. Here are some helpful hints from Dr. Chohan and Read more [...]